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Drake 'Pop Style' Review: Kanye West & Jay Z Assist Killer New 'Views from the 6' Song: LISTEN

By Carolyn Menyes c.menyes@musictimes.com | Apr 05, 2016 12:58 PM EDT

Drake's new album Views from the 6 is very much on its way, with a confirmed release date for April, and now Drizzy has hyped the release even more with the release of two new songs, including "Pop Style" featuring The Throne. (Yes, *that* The Throne.)

Drake tapped into a little bit of trap influence for "Pop Style," and taunts the various rappers who dared to beef with him in 2015 (we're looking at you, Meek Mill). The result is rightfully intimidating, but the delivery is wrapped up in a track with a flow and melody that is calculated and entrancing.

And Drake's boasts that his haters don't know what they've started has the best sort of endorsement in the rap game: a guest verse from two of the genre's biggest stars, Kanye West and Jay Z.

Jay Z's feature is hilariously short. "They still out to get me, they don't get it / I can not be gotten, that's a given," he raps... and that's it. Meanwhile, West takes over for a signature verse filled with references to his multi-million dollar home renovation, his infamous "Imma let you finish" line to Taylor Swift, Drake's hit "The Motto" and his Chicago roots. West matched Drake's impeccable flow from the first verse but gave it his own spin, like the best sort of guest spots.

Drake may or may not have a ghostwriter, but he's clearly not someone you want to mess with. He proved it once on "Back to Back" and now he's done it again with "Pop Style." And, like "Back to Back," expect this track to be all over the place come summertime. This one is a sure hit.

The track is available exclusively on Apple Music.

"Pop Style" is one of two new tracks to be released from Drake's forthcoming album Views from the 6. It was released on Tuesday (April 5) alongside "One Dance."

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