The Toronto rapper-singer’s latest surprise offering, “Days in the East,” finds him sipping tea with Erykah Badu. Produced by October’s Very Own label roster members PARTYNEXTDOOR and co-produced by Drake’s regular sonic auteur Noah “40” Shebib, the slow, spacey track dramatically switches up its feel about halfway through. 
Spin | 3 abr. 2014

 

“Days in the East” via October’s Very Own. Produced by PARTYNEXTDOOR and featuring co-production from frequent collaborator Noah “40” Shebib, the track is a full version of a new song Drake debuted in Birmingham, England last month, known previously as “Call on Me“. 
Pitchfork | Zoe Camp | 3 abr. 2014

 

 

Drake debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s newly-launched Hot 100 Songwriters chart, thanks to 10 songwriting entries on the latest Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 17).
Drake’s coronation is sparked by his new Billboard 200 leader Care Package, which collects 17 of his stray tracks, many of which were never officially released and previously available only via SoundCloud or YouTube.
Billboard | Xander Zellner | 14 ago.

 

In celebration of Drake’s ‘Care Package’ compilation album, Billboard ranked every song on the album based on how deep they take you down the rabbit hole of self-pity.
Back in 2014, Drake and Rihanna were still going through the motions of their alleged on-off relationship. And boy, did the rapper feel a way about it (the song samples Rihanna’s “Stay”). He even seeks advice from the wise Erykah Badu on whether or not he should let go or try to mend what’s left. The distress is almost too much to handle.
Billboard | Bianca Gracie | 2 ago.

 

 

Even Old Drake Songs Can Dominate the Charts

 

The rapper’s surprise collection of non-album rarities, “Care Package,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

In a sign of the times, the release by Drake was only the eighth best seller of the week by traditional measure, with 16,000 in sales, behind albums like Tyler Childers’s “Country Squire” (24,000) and Tool’s “Aenima” (18,000). But the rapper’s set of rarities and one-offs — featuring “The Motion,” “Days in the East” and “4 p.m. in Calabasas” — far outpaced its competitors with 116 million streams, more than enough to push it to the top of the chart.

The New York Times

 

 

 

Days In The East – Drake

[Verse 1]
Yeah, why you keep askin’ me about… (Why?)
She’s not here right now, she’s not here right now
Why am I the one you wanna get into it with for the drama?
I’ve got a lot to say, and that’s the last thing a nigga wanna hear right now

[Chorus]
Spendin’ all my days on the east side, oh
Forgettin’ who I was on the other side, oh
Young nigga switchin’ up the program right now
Tryna put the power in my own hands right now
I’m about to ride through the old hood right now
Got too much pride for my own good right now
Waitin’ on you to give in and hit me up
So I could fall through like old times and hit it up

[Post-Chorus]
I’m terrible at invitin’ myself, call me over
Those nights when you need someone else, call me over
You can be the one to take control, call me over
When I get there, you already know, call me

[Verse 2]
Why you keep askin’ me about… (Why?)
Couple other things I’d rather do than talk about that right now
Told you ’bout givin’ him chances on chances on chances
He’s not holdin’ you down, he’s holdin’ you back right now

[Chorus]
Spendin’ all my days on the east side, oh (Oh, oh-oh-oh)
Forgettin’ who I was on the other side, oh
Young nigga switchin’ up the program right now
Tryna put the power in my own hands right now
Love it when your ass speak the truth to me, oh
Tryna wake up and have you with me, oh
Waitin’ on you to give in and hit me up
So I could fall through like old times and hit it up

[Post-Chorus]
I’m terrible at invitin’ myself, call me over
Those nights when you need someone else, call me over
You can be the one to take control, call me over
When I get there, you already know, call me

[Interlude: Drake & Rihanna]
Yeah, ayy
Yeah
I I threw my hands in the air and said show me somethin’, yeah
Ayy

[Verse 3]
Remember one night I went to Erykah Badu house
She made tea for me
We talked about love and what life could really be for me
She said, “When that shit is real, you just know”
And I was thinkin’ ’bout you, you already know
Yeah, the other night Chubbs showed up at my house
He had weed for me
That my nigga ’til we gone, keep his ear to the streets for me
Said the city stress him out on the low
I said, “I feel you, nigga, I already know”
Yeah, already…
Girls talkin’ ’bout, “You gotta leave already?”
Damn, my lil’ nephew turned four already
Gave you little help, you need more already
Damn, you need more already?
‘Fore you said “You’re mine” I was yours already
22, had the Bentley four-door already
Even as a boy, I was the boy already
So you know that that mean pussy galore already
Mention other girls, you get insecure already
That was in the past, I matured already
Fuck them hoes, you got the award already
You go to Chanel and get rewards already
Know I do this shit for Third Ward already
Know I do this shit for H-Town already
Already, already, yeah
Back up in this thing, it’s a go
Had a couple niggas out of pocket, now they know
Ain’t the first time ’cause I lost you before
Had to get it back, had to get it back
Had to pull it back because I know I’m on the road
Had to take you back because I know you’re down to roll
If you can get it from me, you can have it, now you know
All your friends askin’ where you stand with the boy
FaceTime say you got plans for the boy
Studyin’ your body, that’s exams for the boy
Take a flight here, pop a Xan for your boy
Waking up in Amsterdam with the boy
Long flight home, ‘nother Xan for your boy
You would prolly fly out to Japan for the boy
You would prolly kill another man for the boy
You would prolly…
You would prolly lie ’bout it on the stand for your boy
Put the Bible to your right hand for the boy
That’s why you ain’t never gotta worry ’bout the boy
You know you got…
You know you got that really good insurance on the boy
You just gotta pack a bag and hurry to the boy, yeah
(Why? Fring)