Drake Drops His First Single “Over”

Becky Bain | March 5, 2010 2:15 pm

Drake is finally dropping his album Thank Me Later this May, and he’s made sure that there’s something for everybody. “I got a lot of great songs on my album,” he said to Toronto radio station 93.5 The Flow before debuting his first single “Over.” “I got songs for women who wanna feel special. I got songs for dudes—if you ever thought my music was too soft, this is one you will enjoy.” We have to hand it to Drizzy, not every rapper can pull off name dropping Michael Jackson, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Roger Ebert in one song. Listen to  “Over” below.

[wpaudio url=”//idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Over.mp3″ text=”Drake – Over” dl=”0″] In the song, which sounds like he sampled the film score to a 70s caper film, Drake displays his adept rap flows while showcasing a deep growl in his voice not unlike his “Forever” collaborator Lil Wayne. (Let’s just hope he doesn’t have the same legal and dental problems as Weezy.)

But unfortunately, “Over” doesn’t impress us much—it’s little too downbeat for what should have been a powerhouse “I’m here, world!” hit first single. We’re not sure why the beat sounds so dreary when Drake’s rapping that he’s got “two thumbs up” like “Ebert and Roeper,” and “I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known/’bout to go Thriller, Mike Jackson on these bitches/all I need is a f***ing red jacket with some zippers.”

Still, we think Sprite spokesman could pull off that look better than Chris Brown did.

Download the clean or explicit versions of “Over” for free on Drake’s website. You can thank Drake later by buying his album this May.