For the second time in a week, Drake has unleashed a new freestyle while promoting his new album Scorpion in the U.K., with the rapper delivering his ‘Fire In The Booth’ freestyle on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Rap Show With Charlie Sloth.
While Drake’s previous ‘Behind Barz’ freestyle was about settling scores, ‘Fire In The Booth’ finds him measuring his success and providing an “explanation for the large ego.”
“Y’all keeping the score while watching me score / Y’all keep the awards, I’ll take the rewards,” Drake proclaims on the freestyle. “If y’all going for fun, I’ll stay and record / But if y’all goin’ to war, I’m there for sure / Wouldn’t miss it.”
The rapper adds: “Key West retirement plan / Gripping the Callaway club in my hand / Hitting balls off of the balcony into the sand / Tryin’ see where they land / October Firm the new chain of command.”
Drake also touts his love for London on the freestyle, which arrives nearly a week after the superstar Canadian rapper served as a last-minute performer at the city’s Wireless Festival after DJ Khaled cancelled.
Meanwhile, Drake’s new double album Scorpion remained at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart for a second straight week as the rapper’s latest LP added another 335,000 copies to its now-platinum total.
Despite a 54 percent sales dive from its streaming record-shattering and Hot 100-dominating opening week, Drake had no problems recapturing the top spot as Scorpion posted the best second-week sales for an LP since Adele’s 25 in December 2015, Billboard reports.
However, of Scorpion‘s 335,000-copy total this week, only 29,000 were from traditional album sales, with the remaining 300,000 copies the result of streaming equivalent albums (SEAs).
Next week, Drake will face a concerted album chart challenge from new releases including Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers 2 and the Mamma Mia Here We Go Again soundtrack, but advance Billboard reports suggest these still may not be able to dethrone the Scorpion streaming behemoth.
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