A Chick And A Dude Review Drake's 'Find Your Love'

While the Internet kids still try to decide whether Drake's second single, "Find Your Love," is an emo jackpot or an underwhelming sing-a-long, two of VIBE's resident critics, Tracy Garraud and Chris Yuscavage, took to the IM box (and their iTunes) to hash out their opinions on Toronto's great half-white hope. 


i was taken aback by how experimental he went

usually artists dont go that route for their debut

they just basically glorify whatever the hell made them popular in the first place

which is both a good and bad thing

Good point. He's also been successful, pun intended, doing a couple different things now, though. So I was more surprised that he went SO heavy with the singing on this one

Like, as a guy, I automatically know that this song isn't for me 30 seconds in. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but...

yeah this is definite pander

but it works!

here's why

if there's a guy in class

who always brags about being a great singer

and consequently

sings in your ear all the time

it's insincere

there's a different agenda there

but when you have the dude who doesn't uphold himself as a profound vocalist

just the regular guy


i cant sing, but ima try

LOL, this is a great explanation



the everyman is killing it these days

Very good point

my question for you is, how much should we applause this?

on the same level as a trey songz?

does he get more credit bc he can't sing?

I was JUST about to say that. If I'm Trey right now, I'm like, 'Damn, Drake! I thought we were boys!' 'Cause this all up in his lane...I could see him singing this exact song and killing it

But you're right

I don't know if you get the same reaction if this was Trey singing


yeah not at all

i think right now it's all about vulnerability

Because Drake sounds like he's struggling emotionally on this one...And the fact that he's not a true singer adds to it, for sure



who wouldve thought

the way to woo a woman

was to pop in a song by a nonsinger

hahaha! Times are changing!

tis true my good fellow!

Go out to the club and hear your favorite rap song by someone that's not really that good of a rapper....then head up and pop on your favorite song by a guy that can't REALLY sing. Way of the world today, I guess


how do you feel about this sounding like a relic from 808s and heartbreak? 

It really does. He's definitely on his Kanye ish

Know why I know this song is a hit? I've now listened to it enough times to barely even pay attention to the words and it still sounds like a hit.


Advice from Drake

There's a great way to determine what to do with your life


but the question still remains

when is this dude going to SPIT

that's what propelled him here

where is ransom?

ignorant shit?

Very true. I think it'll be on the album. It's gotta be.

i just dont want him to pander too much to the females

they weren't with him in 08

I feel like WE want to hear that....But 10 million other people don't. This is what they want to hear. Drake singing, Drake making "Over." I'm convinced there will be at least one or two joints on the album that WE are like, 'DAMN!'

he couldve at least given us a street single though

come on

yeah, the street single woulda been nice.

I think it'd have a whole lot of people less nervous

than they are right now


i was caught so off guard by this

i felt deceived


but this shit is mega catchy

i want to hate it

It's gonna catch on. For sure...

And just wait....in 2 months, you will HATE (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) this song

Because this is the type of song that Hot 97 is about to have on back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back

now this would be a quintessential rapper...

drake doing hooks

j.cole doing verses

they are each other's weakness and strength

a hybrid of them would be RETARDED


i hope that collabo mention wasnt just for blog fodder

Nah, I figure they gotta do SOMETHING in the future.

But who knows....

yeah, drizzy may not want to be next on cole's slaughter list


final thoughts!


Drake, congrats on having another hit on your hands. The Drake haters are definitely about to be out in full force...but this one is a winner


P.S. Start rapping again....soon


here's my note

Drake, you have enough panties on stage. If I throw mine, will you rap?



and we out!

From the Web

More on Vibe

Getty Images

Tory Lanez Sued For Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

Hear more from Prince in the video below.

Continue Reading
Prince Williams/Wireimage via Getty Images

Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by HIPHOLLYWOOD (@hiphollywood) on Sep 18, 2020 at 10:23pm PDT

Continue Reading
Problem/Laetitia Rumford

New Music: Alicia Keys, Tiye Phoenix, Marc Rebillet & LA's Problem All Drop Heat

Alicia Keys is back with her full length album, Alicia and the wait has been too long for us in music land. After a four year hiatus, Keys returns and her lead off single with Khalid "So Done" has that AK soul that we love. This album seems to find Keys at her most free, as the pressures of making a hit album is behind her. The piano is her companion and compliments her so well, however, lyrics and the songwriting is what AK prides herself on most. Get with her today at 6pm with American Express as she will perform on Youtube here.

For those that still haven't gotten the memo, let me put it in caps...LA'S DOPE MC, PROBLEM IS A HIP-HOP GREAT! Now that we have that out the way, let's get on the line about how his Coffee & Kush Vol. 2 album is even more introspective and transparent than Vol. 1 which was released earlier this year. The song, "Keep Ya Head" is the perfect soul sonic detail for what we have gone through as a society. Letting the listener know to keep their head on in these trying times, while helping those around you that you care about. It's a step-by-step rule book on how to maintain and raise up others. Visually on point video and album packaging wise (big shout to VIBE contributor Laetitia Rumford on the cover art), Problem has us ready for the upcoming final project of the Coffee & Kush trilogy.

To rise through adversity is to prove to yourself that you are built for the game of life that is really no game at all. That's why when people enter industries that don't mesh with their ideals but the spirit compels them to continue...you have to salute them. So here we have a goddess of an MC in Tiye Phoenix, who earlier this year dropped the illustrious 9-track project, The Master's Program. A woman of many words wrapped in astro-heavy flows, she continues to shed light in the dark spaces of your mind with furious rhymes of deep thought and enlightened spirit. To have her still making music that hits with the power of righteous rebellion is a blessing for us all and it's evident on her latest offering, The Glow EP. From the inspiring opening words, TP proceeds to smash track after track with a strong vocal tone that could rival your hardest voiced male MC yet has a honey tone to make the lessons go down smooth. Peace Queen.

The amount of music that gets released these days is so overwhelming that the joy of listening to such quantity turns to anxiety in trying to catch it all...but what a wonderful problem to have. Like just before trying to write this weekly round up, I ran across an IG post by the Triple OG @ICET. He shared the musical genius of the sometimes shirtless, but usually silk robe rocking @marcrebillet. He's made a name for himself on social media by making up super groovy tunes as the DJ entertainment at restaurants and showcasing his beat building skills in his simple audio set up in his Brooklyn apartment. Get a load of the intensely dope space funk jam (I've had it on repeat for the last 30mins) "You And Me." With a co-sign from the Queen Badu herself, trust that he's one to watch folks.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Marc Rebillet (@marcrebillet) on Sep 18, 2020 at 7:05am PDT


Continue Reading

Top Stories