Drake Drops ‘Scary Hours 3’ Feat. J. Cole

Drake pleasantly surprised fans with the release of “Scary Hours 3,” serving as a deluxe edition to his recent album, “For All The Dogs.” Among the noteworthy additions is a fresh collaboration with J. Cole titled “Evil Ways,” joining other tracks such as “Red Button,” “The Shoe Fits,” and “Wick Ma” in this expanded project.

“Scary Hours 3” marks a return to Drake’s rap roots, and fans are attributing this shift to Joe Budden’s criticism of his performance on “First Person Shooter.” Following the release of For All The Dogs, Budden criticized the album’s second half, calling it “a mess” and questioning Drake’s decision to rap in Spanish. He also expressed his disappointment with Drake’s perceived diss of Rihanna and failure to address Pusha T.

Fans believe Budden’s comments ignited Drake’s motivation to prove his rap prowess. One fan commented, “Shout out to Joe Budden for lighting a fire under this n***a,” while another added, “Nah this is Hip Hop LMAOOOOO thank you Joe Budden for being the sacrificial lamb.”

A third person wrote, “Joe Budden the reason we have these 6 songs and 4PM In Calabasas. Shoutout to that n***a [for real].”


Drake seemingly dissed Joe Budden on “Stories About My Brother,” from the new album, rapping, “And n***as bound to slip eventually, like they sent permission/Imagine us getting our validation from a ex-musician searching for recognition/Same story every time, they heckling, repetition/I’m top of the mountain, these n***as still down at base camp, they planning they expedition.”

Drake announced “Scary Hours 3” on Thursday, shortly after releasing the video for “First Person Shooter” featuring J. Cole. The Scary Hours series has become a signature release for Drake, showcasing his ability to deliver a collection of cohesive and impactful tracks. The first iteration, released in 2018, featured the chart-topping singles “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” The second installment, released in 2021, boasted guest appearances from hip-hop heavyweights Rick Ross and Lil Baby.

Is Joe Budden’s criticism the driving force behind Drake’s renewed passion for rapping? Listen to Scary Hours 3 and decide for yourself.

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