Certified Lover Boy still hasn’t arrived, but Drake just dropped off an EP to hold us over. Three years after he released Scary Hours, which featured “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” Drake has returned with the follow-up. Scary Hours 2 is a three-pack, consisting of “What’s Next,” “Wants and Needs” featuring Lil Baby, and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” featuring Rick Ross.
Debuting the songs on OVO Sound Radio Thursday night, Drake also gave an update on the status of the album. “CLB is currently being cheffed in every way possible,” he said. “Me and Noel [have been] grinding for a long time, I’m back in the studio with 40 tough, and I’m just really excited about the music we’re making. I feel like I’ve locked into a zone where I’m really trying to execute on a project that’s fulfilling for my soul. You know, I’ve been doing this for a set of years now, and it’s a blessing to still be going, but I’m excited for what the future holds. I don’t have an exact date, but just know it’s in the pot and it’s coming soon. I’m definitely excited to get the ball rolling tonight.”
Now that the ball is rolling, let’s get into it. Did Drake deliver? What do these songs tell us about his mindset before CLB? What are the best moments? After giving this pack several spins, members of the Complex Music staff put together a list of our biggest takeaways and first impressions.