When a 90s hit blasts out my radio for some reason (whether I actually liked it in the 90s or not) I’m all like “Ohhhh yeaaah, that’s my jam” (cue bad dance moves and hair flips in the driver’s seat). Now, when these blasts from the past end up in new music, it feels even better. I actually feel like I am somewhat knowledgeable for once on the music scene; a certain nostalgia floods over me.
I don’t know if you guys have experienced this, but after listening to Drake‘s new song “Girls Love Beyonce”, it all came flooding back to me. Drake created a rap around the hook for Destiny’s Child’s song “Say My Name“, which is sung by James Fauntleroy in the new rendition. Normally, I’d say, “Don’t you dare touch that gem!” But, he actually did a great job. He raps about wanting to find a woman and the woes he has faced on the romance scene. Check out a few of the lyrics below:
These days it’s hard to meet women
Feel like my love life is finished
I’ve been avoiding commitment
That’s why I’m in this position
I’m scared to let somebody in on this
No new friends, no no no no
You know how this shit go
You got your fair share of admirers that call your phone
You try to act like it’s just me, but I am not alone
But if you’re alone then, say my name, say my name
Seems like we’re seeing a real vulnerable side to the hip hop singer. I know rappers try to be all hard and everything all the time, but I’m not going to lie, I can’t get over his role as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi, not too “hard” of a role if you ask me.
On another note, some people are getting wayyyyyy too pissed off about the title of this track. Some say it is unfair to the other members of DC who also helped create the song. Other women are all, “Don’t tell me I love Beyonce!” Please, get over it. Haven’t you heard of artistic license?
What do you guys think of “Girls Love Beyonce”? Do you love/hate the title? Do you think Drake mauled the original? Tell us below!