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Drake, ‘Make Me Proud’ Feat. Nicki Minaj – Song Review

Drake recently made news when he told an Elle magazine reporter that he would marry his fellow Young Money labelmate Nicki Minaj if he could –  and we don’t blame him. The rapstress has ruled the rap charts for most of 2011. So it’s only right that Drizzy give props to the Harajuku Barbie, as well as other ladies who are doing their thing on the bouncy jam ‘Make Me Proud.’

Produced by T-Minus (‘She Will’), the beat knocks harder than a pile driver on a concrete pavement. On the track, Drizzy describes his dream girl, rapping, “Knowin you, weekend in Miami trying to study by the pool / Couple things due but you always get it done / Might have been a time when I loved her too / But you take that away and you’ll always be the one.” He then follows with the complementary chorus, “All I can say is I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so proud of you.”

Nicki Minaj co-signs Drake’s admiration and explains why she is the baddest rapper in the game. “Gotta r-r-row, gotta row your boat / It’s Pink Friday Records and OVO / Done did the pop tour, I’m the realest still / The best legal team, so the deals is ill / It’s MAC, OPI, and a fragrance too / Apparel, I’m dominating every avenue.” She then adds, “I’m a star: sheriff badge / What’s the point if I’m guarding? / Double D up, ho’s: Dolly Parton.”

‘Proud of You’ will undoubtedly be this year’s go-to women’s anthem. Rumor has it that Drake will perform the song when he performs on Saturday Night Live on Oct. 15. In the meantime, look for Drake’s second album ‘Take Care’ to arrive in stores on Nov. 15.


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