Drake, "Over"

89 Billboard Rating

Living up to expectations can be a tricky thing, but with the release of his debut single, "Over," Drake continues to prove he's worthy of the hype. "Making sure the Young Money ship is never sinking/'Bout to set it off in this bitch, Jada Pinkett," the 23-year-old confidently rhymes in a paced, aggressive flow over epic marching-band drums and violin-heavy production by longtime producer Boi-1da. The Toronto rapper continues boasting about the admiration he's received from the rap industry in the chorus: "I know way too many people here right now that I didn't know last year, who the fuck are y'all?/I swear, it feels like the last few nights we been everywhere and back, but/I just can't remember it all." It definitely isn't over for Drake-this is only the beginning.-Mariel Concepcion