Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Album Receives Mixed Twitter Reactions
With a few hours in the bag since Drake released Scorpion, Twitter users have shared their thoughts on the album that boasts 25 tracks and legendary features. On Friday (June 29), the “From Time” artist sought to break yet another record in terms of streams, but not before he attempted to shatter the Internet with reactions from listeners.
The hype was in full effect, even leading Toronto’s councilor Norm Kelly to tweet out a fiery photo of the city’s skyline to allude to the heat within the soundscape. But Kelly wasn’t the only social media user to share their part in promoting Drizzy’s album. Others took to the global platform to launch 280 characters worth of opinions.
Almost midnight… pic.twitter.com/Rp7t2hXD6Y
— Norm Kelly (@norm) June 29, 2018
One tweet summed up both sides of the double-disc project: “Drake did everything we ever asked for. Equal R&B and rap HITS. Sh*t we can cry to. Sh*t we can vibe to. Sh*t we can t up to. Addressed our unanswered questions. Left the accent alone. And gave us 8 out of 10. I don’t wanna hear sh*t from none of y’all.” HOT 97 radio host Peter Rosenberg shared that Drake “delivered” with “his back against the wall for the first time in his career.” Others said the album could’ve been condensed to 12 or 13 instead of 25 tracks.
Read a few more takes below.
Drake did everything we ever asked for. Equal R&B and rap HITS. Shit we can cry to. Shit we can vibe to. Shit we can t up to. Addressed our unanswered questions. Left the accent alone. And gave us 8 out of 10. I don’t wanna hear shit from none of y’all.
— Ave♨️ (@_avebaby88) June 29, 2018
Whyyyyy Mike sound like Abel when he covered Dirty Diana this is ouroboros
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) June 29, 2018
“YOU SAY I LED YOU ON BUT YOU FOLLOWED ME.” WHEW AUBREY CHILE pic.twitter.com/pjMkGa53un
— AALIYAH (@NOTORIOUSAALI) June 29, 2018
And that’s Abel’s core vocals mixed wit MJ. That ain’t solely MJ. And u can’t convince me otherwise.
— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) June 29, 2018
— Tpindell (@Tpindell) June 29, 2018
Congrats to Drizzy. 1ofakind madness boy. U always show up,SCORPION
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 29, 2018
how ya niggaz already posting lyrics from track 12? thats how I know ya don’t listen to albums and just skim through for clicks
— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) June 29, 2018
.@tydollasign with the 2018 sweep
— Sulaiman (@Sulaiman_) June 29, 2018
— Hayla (@l0vehayla) June 29, 2018
Damn Drizzy fell off bad… More Life > Views > #SCORPION
— Doddo (@ErSecchetto) June 29, 2018
Us Canadians should be mad honoured to have Drake repping the red & white so well!
— Kwaku Boateng (@KwakuBoat3ng) June 29, 2018
— forborne soul (@forborne_soul) June 29, 2018
Sounds like he’s one of us to me! https://t.co/pkp5MORTBm
— Jozen (say Joe-Zen) (@jozenc) June 29, 2018
Ty Dolla $ign features are ALWAYS solid
— Shantia B (@shantia_b) June 29, 2018
me enjoying jay z referencing selling drugs 27 years ago pic.twitter.com/iMz4RIWiYp
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) June 29, 2018
— D ♡ (@dduaakhalid) June 29, 2018
13 years later after sharing the same class room with these hoes vinessa @rhealoso & I done made drakes album lol and all we did was chat about man as we girls usually do thanks @champagnepapi #scorpion #drake pic.twitter.com/gV1zj34YyO
— DON “Senseless” (@stefflondon) June 29, 2018
say whatever you want but with his back against the wall for the first time in his career — Drake delivered #Scorpion
— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) June 29, 2018
Scorpion is not “it”, if we keeping it a stack.
— Toni Childs (@KardaSHAEin) June 29, 2018
— riri (@PatheticBTSfan) June 29, 2018
— Princess Jazmine (@Jazzaroune) June 29, 2018
— S1❄️ (@SOHIL_07) June 29, 2018
After listening to Drake for 5 seconds
— Cameron Grant (@coolghost101) June 29, 2018
— ｌｕｎｇａ (@lunga_smith) June 29, 2018
— Omar (@DrakesWriter1) June 29, 2018