Album: Take Care
Producer: Boi-1da, 40

Drake kicks off this song with an epic opening line: "I might be too strung out on compliments/Overdosed on confidence." Gone was the bumbling potential star who was often unsure of himself and exaggerated his successes. "Headlines" replaces that with the cocksure grin of a guy who knows he's not only on top of his game, but on top of the rap game. Once again, Boi-1da and 40 provide stellar production that sounds like a propellers warming up on a runway. The real is on the rise. IA