(Review) Drake: A Certified Lover Boy


Words by Krystle Coleman

In true Drake form, he released Certified Lover Boy just in time to breathe fresh air into the industry and provide us with a year’s supply of confident and toxic captions for our social media.

His thought-provoking, careless, yet mission-driven lyrics and unmatched catchphrase bars are limitless, and his ability to describe both females and males unspoken emotions is a true art form.

Is it just me, or do you feel like Beyonce or Drake come to save the day with powerful music and messaging that take you to a place of esteem building and refreshed energy?

Much of Certified Lover Boy resembles previously released Drake albums but is just electrified with his accountability, growth and finally, music fans feel like not only are his lyrics catchy but more relatable now than ever.

If no one overstands “A Thin Line, Between Love & Hate,” we feel like this certified lover boy has nailed it on the head!

Sultry and vast beats found on “Fountains” featuring Tems and “Yebba’s Heartbreak” featuring Yebba make room and warm you up for classic and confident Drake on tracks such as “Love All” featuring Jay Z and ” Fair Trade” featuring Travis Scott.

A perfect mix of life’s waxes and wanes; overcoming triumph, establishing self-love.

Certified Lover Boy makes everything feel better, just how the Grammy award-winning artist intended.

The album is produced by Drake, Noah Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noel Cadastre, to name a few.

Whatever qualms you have with CLB, they won’t reach Drake’s inner matrix; remember after all, he’s a boy of love, not hate.