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Is Drake “Over”?

Submitted by on March 6, 2010 – 5:28 pmOne Comment
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No. But his latest single is titled just that. Drake has finally released his first official single, “Over,” from his highly anticipated debut studio album, Thank Me Later, which is set to be released this spring. He recently finished shooting the single’s video, which is to be released in a matter of weeks.

Check out the heavy violin and horn blaring-based, “Over” below:

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The song is produced by revered Canadian producer Boi-1da, the same producer behind Drake’s most successful commercial singles to date, “Best I Ever Had,” and the highly triumphant, “Forever” which featured an all-star lineup and powerhouse collaboration consisting of Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem.

Already, Drake has graced the covers of many magazines, including VIBE, The Fader, Complex, and is soon to be gracing college campuses via his first U.S.  headlining college tour, The Home Away From Home Tour. The tour will feature fellow Canadian artist, K-OS and New York City band, Francis & The Lights. The tour kicks off April 6th at Eastern Illinois University and has its final stop May 8th in Plymouth, NH at a private location. To see if Drake will be coming to a college town near you, check out the official tour dates here.

The tour is unlike any other tour as it will be eco-friendly, bringing awareness to the importance of being green, thanks to the Campus Conscious Tour campaign. Drake will use biodiesel fuel for his tour bus and biodegradable and recyclable items backstage.  If that was not enough, he has even created a rider requesting all his needs, from dressing room and food accommodations, only be environmentally-friendly.

Nonetheless, the Grammy-nominated rapper and singer’s career is nowhere near over as it seems as if overnight he has become hip hop’s hottest sensation, racking up numerous endorsement deals, features, songwriting credits, and backing from some of hip hop’s elite, including Jay-Z , Kanye West, Mary J. Bilge, Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy. He was even offered to be a part of XXL’s 2010 Freshmen Class cover but kindly declined along with his Young Money labelmate, Nicki Minaj.

With the ability to make artistic decisions of his own, is “Over” a good pick as an official first single for the artist who brought you 2009’s highly talked about and sought after, So Far Gone mixtape/album?

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