Drake’s “When To Say When” & “Chicago Freestyle” Explained | Song Stories

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[RUSSEL] Drake surprised fans with two new
tracks “When To Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle” – on the first, he lists his
longevity and accomplishments over a JAY-Z classic. [RUSSEL] The song produced by June James samples
Bobby Glenn’s 1976 track “Sounds Like a Love Song,” a nod to Jay-Z’s “Song
Cry” which also samples it. [RUSSEL] In an interview leading up to the
song’s release, Drake described the tone of the track. Drake: The ones that we connect on most are the ones where I’m just givin’ those life
talks. [RUSSEL] Drizzy made a splash in early February
2020 when he was spotted filming the video outside Marcy Projects, Jay-Z’s old Brooklyn
home. [RUSSEL] New York City plays the backdrop
for the entire video. But on the verse, the 6 God reps Toronto and
compares his lavish lifestyle to Michael Jackson’s. [RUSSEL] Drake gives a backhanded compliment
to the mother of his child revealed in Pusha T’s diss track “Story of Adidon.” [RUSSEL] On the second track “Chicago Freestyle,”
Drake reflects on his come up in the rap game, and acknowledges his past mistakes. [RUSSEL] The track is produced by Sevn Thomas,
and features vocals from R&B singer Giveon who opens up the song’s chorus referencing
the title track’s city. [RUSSEL] Upon song’s release, fans speculated
that the vocals came from British singer Sampha, given his past collaborations with Drake. But Giveon made sure to clear the air with
a tweet simply saying quote: [RUSSEL] And having “Chicago” in the track’s
title seems to point to a new addition in Drake’s AM/PM series, and contains similar
elements, like reflecting on his position in the rap game, elements that can be found
on past songs like 2016’s “4PM in Calabasas” [RUSSEL] Later in “Chicago Freestyle”,
Drake pays homage to Eminem by interpolating his 2002 hit “Superman.” [RUSSEL] Fans are loving the two-pack from
Drake as both songs have cracked the top 5 of the Genius charts. [RUSSEL] If you want to learn more about “When
To Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle,” hit up the song pages on Genius.com. I’m Russel Abad with Genius News bringing
you the knowledge and the meaning behind the music.

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