Drake And The-Dream “Shut It Down” In Latest Track
Drake and The-Dream teamed up for the sultry boudoir-hopping slow-jam “Shut It Down” from Drizzy’s upcoming debut album Thank Me Later, and we’ll have to thank him later (much later) or this sprawling, unexciting and somewhat offensive track. Listen to it below.
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We weren’t impressed with Drake’s dreary “Over,” and unfortunately he hasn’t won back our favor with this latest offering, rumored to be his first single. Drake croons on the track, his voice smoothed over with a bit of Auto-Tune, and at times, the song comes off as a truly sexy, relaxed ballad about a girl so hot she could “shut it down.” However, the mellow single is so slow, it literally shuts down twice, apparently so Drake can take a quickie nap or go film another Sprite commercial before revving up again with The-Dream chiming in.
But the sensual vibe of “Shut It Down” is it a lot more pleasing than many of the lyrics. Much like R Kelly’s “Pregnant” in which the singer threatened to put the object of his affections “in my kitchen,” Drake requires that his lady “Put those f***ing heels on and work it girl… let that mirror show you what you’re doing… Put that f***ing dress on and work it.” Not only is the cursing unnecessary (and makes the request sound much more demanding and unattractive), the lyrics are destined to be censored from the radio where no one can hear them anyway.
We’re crossing our fingers that this is an unfinished version of the song that surfaced prematurely. And if not, we hope The-Dream doesn’t go on a Twitter rampage against us like he did with Grammy voters.