Whilst Drake had commercial success with hits from his latest album ‘Views’ such as ‘One Dance’ & ‘Too Good’ I feel that there are a few gems on this album which I would like to share with you.
The one I am highlighting today is ‘Still Here’ as it is a fan favourite for my group of friends who regularly listen to Hip Hop. I feel this track is a hidden gem om the album and should be given a chance by those who haven’t heard the entirety of the album or are a fan of Drake.
It features Drake’s classic laid back flow on a melodic beat produced by Daxz who interestingly also produced ‘6 Man’ on his album “If your reading this it’s too late’.
Are you a strong Independent woman who don’t need no man and loves to get turnt up to trap music on the weekend perhaps? Me too! No, not really, but I know that a lot of young women who love a good trap beat & some smooth vocals sitting on it. That is why I am choosing Paigey Cakey to introduce today.
Paigey Cakey, real name Paige Meade, is a UK rapper from Hackney, London. I first heard her on tracks with Lady Leshurr, who I regularly listened to at the time.
Paigey started releasing solo tracks after & also made regular appearances on Link Up TV usually guest featuring on other artists work. I found the songs that Paigey was featuring on were usually poor quality despite her impressive verses on the them. But I’m not here to talk about songs you shouldn’t listen to so lets move onto her ‘Red Velvet’ album. This project something I was unsure I would like as Paigey is heavily American culture in her music & her fashion, but that was simply a taboo that a UK artist can’t be Americanized and make successful & popular music.
After listening to the album I found the mix of grime & trap influences a nice combination, Paigey is not only a talented rapper with clever lyrics but also has a great singing voice meaning her hooks & melodic parts of songs always sound fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the album a lot & even kept two of the tracks ‘Pattern’ & ‘Down’ on my regular playlist. Also a mention to ‘Same Way’ & ‘NaNa’ which are two tracks not from the album highlighted in this article but could also be something for you to check out if you like what you hear from Paigey.
You’ll notice that I’ve directed this post towards the female audience primarily and the reason for this is in my experience a lot of men find it hard to rate women rappers, bar on their appearance. So if your fresh off your Bryson Tiller binge & you want something to sing in the mirror or lip sync on Snapchat then Paigey Cakey could be the artist for you!