This is a personal sounding project by Drake with some haunting production, but it is only showing a more toned down version of what we have already seen from him.
The production is good and does well to make a good base for Drake to try and show his lyrical skill. With its minimalist sound and interesting instrument choices, the beats blend together well while staying individual. Maybe some variation could create a more complete sounding project but the production on this is still enjoyable.
The lyricism is alright but is not on the level that could be expected of him. This project is on a more personal level which puts Drake in the position of making powerful tracks. This does mean that he puts touching sentiment ahead of clever wordplay but that is ok as that is the idea. He does this extremely well and creates some tracks with some good messages.
The features put in some good efforts but do not live up to the expectation of being on a Drake project. While they do try hard, they don’t shine and simply fill in space on their tracks until the next one begins.
Overall, this is a good effort from Drake to air out some of his personal life but it has too much singing Drake and not enough rapping Drake for it to appeal to a Hip Hop orientated audience.