The First Song On ‘Views’ Is Exactly Like Kanye’s ‘Real Friends’
The first song on Drake’s new album, Views, is called “Keep the Family Close,” and it sounds exactly like Kanye West’s song “Real Friends,” off his own recently-released album, The Life of Pablo.
“All of my ‘let’s just be friends’ are friends I don’t have anymore,” Drake raps on the four-minute-long introductory track. “How do you not check on me when things go wrong?/Guess I should have tried to keep my family closer, much closer/ Guess that’s what they say family’s for/ Cause I can’t depend on you more.”
Views is currently only available for download and streaming off iTunes, but if you don’t want to give Drake 10 dollars, you’ll still be able to preview the song with that link.
Here’s a Kanye refresher:
Los Angeles seems to be part of the problem for both musicians. Kanye originally released “Real Friends,” in combination with another song, “No More Parties in LA,” — fairly self-explanatory — while Drake raps, “With my dad out in Tennessee is where I belong/ Out here in LA I don’t know what’s going on” on “Keep the Family Close.”
The hip hop heavyweights —along with Jay Z, who’s been making headlines following the release of his wife’s new album, Lemonade — did collaborate for the song, “Pop Style,” on the new album, so you think they’d be homies, but apparently not. Maybe Drake and Kanye should actually be friends.
“Trust issues,” Kanye laments over the “Real Friends” chorus. You can say that again, Yeezus—and nobody would even get mad at you for it!