- Drake's new song pays tribute to Eminem by using lyrics from 'Superman'
- Fans have reacted positively to the new song and sung its praises on Twitter
- The song was released on the 29th of February which is considered to be Superman's birthday
Drake's new track is lit according to his fans on Twitter and people are losing their minds over his use of Eminem's lyrics in his song, Chicago Freestyle, which are seamlessly woven into his own.
The lyrics come from Eminem's track "Superman" and in a genius move, Drake released the track on the 29th of February, leap day, which also happens to be considered Superman's birthday.
He drops the following lines from Eminem's track into his own, changing the lyrics slightly to reflect a different message.
"But I do know one thing no, women they come they go, Saturday through Sunday, Monday Monday, Sunday, Yo."
"Maybe I'll love you one day, Maybe we'll someday grow, 'till then sit I'll sit my drunk ass on that runway on this one way."
When one artist includes work from another in their own, be it a book, movie, painting or a song it opens up new conversations and perceptions of the work. This is known as intertextuality.
Drake does this beautifully in this track and the soothing flow of his voice with Eminem's lyrical rhyme creates a unique new effect.
The song is a tribute to the city of Chicago and is a free verse of Drake's experiences and perceptions of the iconic city.
The track dropped with another one called 'When to say when'.
Here are how fans reacted to the new track.
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