Quality Street Music
DJ Drama takes a back seat to a row of brilliant producers and MCs, creating a dynamic and thrilling album. There’s “So Many Girls,” featuring Wale, Roscoe Dash, and Tyga, with its hi-hats and orchestral stabs and sweeps splashed on the beat by Boi-1da. “My Way” is a lyrical tour de force, Lloyd’s melodic hook the perfect foil for Common and Kendrick Lamar’s mellow flows, and over a swelling soul sample, “Clouds” winds Rick Ross, Pusha T, and Miguel together. Drama peppers the album, with ad-libs throughout.