Drake featuring Rick Ross “Free Spirit”/ Waka Flocka featuring Drake “Round of Applause (Remix)”
Now these are more what we talking about.
“Free Spirit” may still be based around Noah Shebib’s beloved late-night atmospherics, but plant a skittering drum track, a speedy Drizzy flow and Rick Ross cameo atop it and it’s instantly elevated to the much-preferred status of cruise-worthy jam.
Of course, Drake is here still just trying to digest his own fame (“These days keep going by too fast/ So gimme anything to make shit go slow”), however mix that internal gloom with a bunch of celebratory big willie braggadocio and some stand-out rhymes from the Bawse (“I fondle the money/ Fornicate with a fortune/ I play with her mind/ She masturbate in my Porsche; “Her chest nice/ Not a wrinkle in her ass”) and “Spirit” easily earns a spot as a future Take Care highlight.
Hear the cut below, and then catch Drake indulge in some mind-numbing booty-clapping entertainment (“Throwing every president except for Nixon on your ass/ Make you rich, I feel like I should make commission on your ass”) on his remix to Waka Flocka and producer Lex Luger’s down-right hypnotic “make it rain” banger “Round of Applause”.
“Free Spirit” (DL):
“Round of Applause (Remix)” (DL):