Admit it, after the success of "Best I Ever Had," you expected Drake to go the lovey-dovey route for the first single from Thank Me Later. Luckily he took a risk and dropped one of the most unexpectedly original introductions in years, an epic swirl of orchestral strings and stuttering military drums produced by Boi-1da and Al Khaaliq. Fresh off skyrocketing to celebrity status in ’09, young Aubrey used the platform to reflect on fame in his characteristically conflicted manor, anchored by the brilliant opening question, "I know way too many people here right now that I didn't know last year—who the fuck are y'all?" With plenty of R&B ballads in the chamber, "Over" served as an important reminder—it's bigger than hip-hop, but Drizzy's still a rapper first.

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