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Marvin's Room


"Marvins Room" is a song by the rapper Drake. The song debuted on his official blog October's Very Own on June 9, 2011. The track serves as the first promotional single released from Drake's second album Take Care, and it is his highest-charting promotional single to date. It has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Americafor shipments of at least 500,000 copies in the US.[2]

Spiking as a trending and popular song for controversy, "Marvins Room", was remixed by many artists, a lot of which being younger females, in response to Drake's statement, "You could do better", while on the phone with a young woman. Adding fuel to the fire, Erika Lee, Drake's Ex-girlfriend has filed lawsuits against Drake under the claim that she is the voice in the phone call in the beginning of the song. In attempt to sue, claiming that the Artist excluded her from proper royalties.

The song was allegedly recorded inside the studio of the same name once owned by singer Marvin Gaye.[3]



CompositionEdit

The song is anchored by Noah "40" Shebib's trademark muted bass, a trend that manifests, in the words of Jayson Greene of Pitchfork Media, "like the fumes from music that's already evaporated-- a wisp of keyboard, a single watery thud of bass drum.[4]"

The song finishes with the same piano tune that is in the The Doors song Riders on the Storm.

The lyrics comprise Drake's late-night drunken rant to a former girlfriend over the phone while in a nightclub (a phenomenon referred to by critics as "drunk dialing"). Despite his frustrations over their breakup and his obvious loneliness, Drake reiterates to her his superiority over his replacement and repeatedly cajoles her to return to him. He also mentions that the women with whom he has had intercourse and to whom he has provided financial support do not satisfy him. Ultimately, his plaintive requests go unrequited.



LyricsEdit


[Woman on phone]
“Hello
Yeah I just walked in
Yeah I’m good you still working?
Tonight, right now?
‘Did I go out?’ yeah, I went out
I went, I went to a couple of clubs
I never went to bed
Shit… wine or water
You should see someone about a cold drink
I don’t know, I’m delirious… night”

[Drake - Verse 1]
Cups of the Rosy
Bitches in my old phone
I should call one and go home
I’ve been in this club too long
The woman that I would try
Is happy with a good guy

But I’ve been drinking so much
That I’ma call her anyway and say
“Fuck that nigga that you love so bad
I know you still think about the times we had”
I say, “fuck that nigga that you think you found
And since you picked up I know he’s not around”

(Are you drunk right now?)

I’m just sayin’ you could do better
Tell me have you heard that lately?
I’m just sayin’ you could do better
And I’ll start hatin’ only if you make me

Uh, cups of the XO
All my people been here
I see all of her friends here
Guess she don’t have the time to kick it no more
Flights in the morning
What you doing that's so important?
I’ve been drinking so much
That I’ma call you anyway and say

“Fuck that nigga that you love so bad
I know you still think about the times we had”
I say, “fuck that nigga that you think you found
And since you picked up I know he’s not around”
(Are you drunk right now?)

I’m just sayin’, you could do better
Tell me have you heard that lately
I’m just sayin’ you could do better
And I’ll start hatin’ only if you make me

I think I’m addicted to naked pictures
And sittin talkin’ ’bout bitches that we almost had
I don’t think I’m concious of making monsters
Outta the women that I sponsor til it all goes bad
But shit it’s all good
We threw a party, yeh we threw a party
Bitches came over, yeh, we threw a party
I was just calling cause they were just leaving
Talk to me please, don’t have much to believe in
I need you right now, are you down to listen to me?
Too many drinks have been given to me
I got some women that's living off me
Paid for their flights and hotels I’m ashamed
Bet that you know them, I won’t say no names
After a while girl they all seem the same
I’ve had sex four times this week, I’ll explain
Having a hard time adjusting to fame
Sprite in that mixture, I’ve been talking crazy girl
I’m lucky that you picked up
Lucky that you stayed on
I need someone to put this weight on

[Drake and Woman on phone]
“Well I’m sorry” – [Drake]
“Are you drunk right now?” – [Woman]

I’m just sayin’ you could do better
Tell me have you heard that lately
I’m just sayin’ you could do better
And I’ll start hatin’ only if you make me

[Drake on phone]
“You’re not going to come?”
“Guess I’m bout to just kick it here then…”

Just throw up while I hold your hair back
Her white friend said “you niggas crazy”
I hope no-one heard that
I hope no-one heard that
Cause if they did, we gon be in some trouble







Music VideoEdit

Drake - Marvins Room (Official Video)03:17

Drake - Marvins Room (Official Video)







ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

"Marvins Room" was well received by PopCrush, which gave the song 4.5 out of 5 stars and commented that "Not many rappers are capable of writing something with such an emotional impact."[5] Jayson Greene of Pitchfork Media also gave plaudits to the single, saying that it is "a shrewd reminder of what sets Aubrey Drake Graham apart. Drake is a master insinuator, and these two songs carry a muted, creeping unease no one else in hip-hop is currently quite equipped to provide.[4]"

Ann Powers of NPR Music's The Record drew comparisons between the song and the life and career of Marvin Gaye, stating that the song "taps into the magnetic but dangerous spirit of GAYE: not only his seduction skills, but his self-doubt, the vulnerability that made his music so profound and which eventually derailed him.[3]"


Commerical ReceptionEdit

Following its release on Drake's official blog, it gained considerable popularity on various radio formats.[1]


RemixesEdit

The song has spawned a number of remixes from various artists. Responding to the number of "Marvin's Room" remixes, Drake said:

The writing is doing something to people for them to want to take it and remix it. It’s very flattering, you know. Thank you to anybody that did a remix,” Drake explained. “I hope other songs on the album get reactions like that too. I really, really worked very hard on the writing for this album so I hope it gets a great reaction. I’m excited. It comes out on my birthday so it’d be a nice birthday gift if you go buy it for the boy.”[6] Drake was particularly interested in JoJo's remix and commented on it by saying "In JoJo's case, she actually took the time to write really potent new lyrics," he says. "It was really shocking, I think, for her audience since throughout her career she's been kind of stereotyped as this teen pop star and then she comes out with this different kind of substance. It's very rare that people take your song and do it over like that."[7]

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song was released on Drake's OVO blog on June 28, 2011. The song in the video is shorter, and to the near end is a small sample of the chopped and screwed version of the song.


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