Drake - "The Best In The World Pack" Review
Updated: Nov 3, 2020
It's been less than a week since Drizzy unloaded his, "Best In The World" pack and I (along with the rest of the world) am simply still not over it. In celebration of the Toronto Raptors winning their first NBA Championship, the Toronto native himself decided to bring Christmas in early and gift fans with two hot new singles, "Omertà" and the flawless, Rick Ross- assisted, "Money In The Grave."
The two-track pack release marks Drake's first release since his Scorpion album release last June. In my opinion, Drake goes right in for the kill with "Omertà." While both records are great, "Omertà" is simply a reminder to those haters that the pen game is untouched, the flow has not slowed in any shape or form, and the foot is oh so heavy on everyone's neck. Embodying a more... mafia style flow, Drake makes it loud and clear (per usual) that testing him in even the slightest will be anyone's downfall as his crew simply will not tolerate such foolery.
The song is literally charged with so many moments that you can literally miss it in the blink of an eye. What fans will definitely pick up on are the lines referencing the beef between Drake and G.O.O.D Music's Pusha T / Kanye West. While the "beef" between he, Pusha T, and Kanye West may be over, it is clear that is not forgotten. Drake quickly brings up how the two unveiled that he had a child last May and how they essentially thought they got the upper hand on him by revealing this information.
Last year, n*ggas really feel like they rode on me Last year, n*ggas got hot 'cause they told on me I'm 'bout to call the bluff of anybody that fold on me I'm buyin' the buildin' of every door that closed on me
While the beef proved to be somewhat entertaining and comical, Drake makes it known that none of that matters now as he still is at the top of his game, and the money... well the money just continues to build. Throughout the rest of the track, Drizzy covers topics such as marriage (and how that lifestyle is not necessarily for him), his wealth naturally, women, Lebron James, loyalty, and his awareness of being at the top of the food chain. Furthering the theme of the song's title and this mafia undertone, the Canadian rapper ends the track with a cold bar stating, "Death to a coward and a traitor, that's just in my nature, yeah."
The production is classical and the flow is just so nasty (to me). It truly must not be slept on.
"Money In The Grave" has this real... Californian Hip-Hop tone to it. The production is very upbeat and bouncy. Nevertheless, Drake and Ricky Rozay shoot and score (yet again) with the record. "Money In The Grave" is a realization. Both Rick Ross and Drake understand that they have both reached a level that is unattainable for many of these "rappers" today. The two relish over their achievements, success and the leeches that come with that same success.
Drake blazes over the track emphasizing staying away from those who counted him out but want to be all over him now because he proved to be everything he said he was. From the lames who question his skill and ability, to the women he would once save at one point in time, Drake lets them know he's above all of them. He knows that there is not one person in his lane and he gets deep in his duffle bag on the song.
When I die, put my money in the grave I really gotta put a couple niggas in they place Really just lapped every nigga in the race I really might tat "Realest Nigga" on my face
Ross literally floats like a cloud on the song, providing that trademark luxury rap that we literally love and expect from him. He delivers the cockiness, bravado, and true swagger as he raps about his wealth, women, and, his foreign whips. He even goes as far as saying to bury him with his Chevy Chase account.
Drake follows Ross embracing this cocky mindset telling the mob to bury him with his money. There is really no other way to word it. He wants his stacks right in the casket with him. Both he and Ross simply do not miss and make such an enjoyable listen. From the production to verses, the chemistry between the two is evident.
If Drake continues to deliver like this, streets are safe for NONE. The pen is oh so STRONG, the flow appears to be even hungrier than before, and the execution only gets better as time progresses. To say this man cannot rap is simply ignorance that I cannot and will not allow... Whether you like him or not, the talent is literally undeniable.
Whatever else you have coming Drake, we are ready.
Stream Drake's "Best in the World" Pack below on Apple Music!