Drake So Far Gone. Stylish in its delivery of ennui, double check. Backed by a sparse, haunting masterclass in minimalism from a post 808s and pre-Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye, “Say What’s Real” encapsulated dissatisfaction amidst a theoretical paradise. Now, Drake wears his accomplishments proudly, though it was not always the way.
Student of hip-hop that he is, it’s likely that Drake is no stranger to the notion of “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” “Say What’s Real” is his somber flip on the concept.