Billboard.com describes the leaked Drake single “Controlla” featuring Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan as a “smooth, hip-swaying number”.
Having listened to the snippet, riddim-donmagazine can definitely agree and add that “Controlla” while being chockfull of sexual imagery and energy, is not X-rated.
Listening to this cut, there would be no need for bleeps and the message of impending sexual gratification is still crystal clear. “Yuh bad like a action movie/Do it tonight rough not smoothly/Mi love how yuh unruly,” Popcaan croons.
In the intro, which is in straight Jamaican patois, Popcaan declares his desire: ‘Gal yuh body good and yuh special to mi/Waan mek you mi lady officially/From yuh ticket fi buy then mi willing fi pay/Fly yuh in from distance away.’
Drakes picks up and cruises with complimentary lyrics, smoothly reiterating the word ‘Controlla’.
Papi interjects with a slew of lyrics and promising to “lace her up like mi brand new Nike. The tracks ends with a simple ‘OK” from Drake.
“Controlla” along with another leaked Drake track “These Days” have both been pulled from the Internet, but a couple sites still had them up.
According to www.xxlmag.com “Controlla” sounds heavily influenced by Caribbean music, as some fans have even gone so far as to call it an unofficial sequel to Rihanna’s “Work.”
Drake upcoming studio album, “Views From the 6” has a tentative April release date.