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Review: On 'Scorpion' Drake is tired and tiring — but as beautiful an artist as ever

When Drake tells us approximately 10 minutes into his new album that he's "exhausted and drained," it's clear we're supposed to sympathize with him. The revelation comes in the song "Emotionless," just after the Canadian superstar has more or less confirmed widespread rumors that last year he secretly fathered a child.

"I wasn't hiding my kid from the world / I was hiding the world from my kid," he insists, going on to describe the fatigue created by a culture in which "empty souls ... just

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