Drake Surprises Fans With For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition: A Review

Drake is known for his unpredictable moves, and he proved it once again by dropping a surprise project. The Canadian superstar released For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition, a deluxe version of his eighth studio album, For All The Dogs, which came out just over a earlier.
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The new project features six additional tracks, including another collaboration with J. Cole, who also appeared on the original album. The production is handled by some of the best in the game, such as The Alchemist, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Conductor Williams, and Ovrkast.

For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition is the third instalment of Drake’s Scary Hours series, following up March 2021’s Scary Hours 2, and serves as a treat for his loyal fans who have been following him since his early days.

The project showcases Drake’s versatility and skill as a rapper, singer, and songwriter, as he delivers catchy hooks, witty bars, and emotional stories over diverse beats. Here are some of the highlights of the project:

Stories About My Brother

Drake opens the project with a heartfelt tribute to his late brother, Anthony Graham, who passed away in 2022. Drake reflects on their childhood memories, their struggles, and their bond over a soulful sample and a boom-bap beat by Conductor Williams. 

Evil Ways

Drake and J. Cole reunite for another banger, following their previous collaboration on First Person Shooter from the original album. The two rap legends trade verses over a menacing beat by The Alchemist, boasting about their success, their skills, and their influence. They also address some of their critics and rivals, throwing subtle jabs and warnings.

You Broke My Heart

Drake closes the project with a catchy and sarcastic anthem for the broken-hearted. Featuring vocals from Smiley, a rising Toronto rapper, and a sample from Kanye West’s Heartless, the song is a tongue-in-cheek response to an ex who cheated on Drake. 

For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition is a solid addition to Drake’s discography, and a testament to his longevity and consistency in the rap game. The project offers something for every Drake fan, whether they prefer his rap or his singing, his introspection or his flexing, his humor or his emotion.

Drake proves once again that he is not afraid to experiment with different sounds and styles, and that he can still surprise and delight his audience with his music. For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition is a must-listen for any Drake fan and a worthy companion to For All The Dogs.