Album: Thank Me Later
Producer: Noah "40" Shebib

That woeful ambivalence that's become Drake's signature is at its best here. Of course, he basks in the glory of his newfound success, but the song doesn't finish without him rapping about some somber topics, too. There's the woman who he "messed with unprotected" that regrets her abortion, the girl who set him up to be robbed, and the girl he barely knows who gets a phone call before his grandmother. "The Resistance" also owes a lot to the murky production that makes you feel the impact of each word. More money, more problems. Ernest Baker