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For All The Dogs

Joana Terriquez
Photo of an album wall at one of Drake’s concert.
Photo of the outside of the Kia Forum at one of Drake’s shows. (Joana Terriquez)

“Drizzy Drake”, “The 6 God”, and “Champagne Papi”, are some of the various nicknames for the rapper Drake. The rapper dropped a new album “For All The Dogs,” on Oct. 6, 2023. 

“For All The Dogs” is Drake’s eighth studio album and features 23 songs making it an hour and 24 minutes long, a normal length for a Drake album. I personally liked it and was pleased with the outcome. 

The album was delayed multiple times and had an official release date of Sep. 22 but moved to Oct. 6 due to Drake continuing his “It’s All A Blur” tour. 

On the day of the album’s release, Drake shared on Instagram that the album was delayed once again until 6:00 a.m. with the caption “Sorry to all my streamers” relating to the live streamers on platforms such as Twitch and Kick who planned an album reaction that night. 

When the album finally dropped, the cover featured a dog drawn by Drake’s son Adonis. There are many feature artists such as, “Teezo Touchdown”, “21 Savage”, “J Cole”, “Lil Yachty” and “Chief Keef.” The songs were a mix of the “old” Drake and new sounds that he’s been experimenting with on his previous albums, a more upbeat type sound with a faster tempo and sounds nothing like Drake’s R&B era which he is mainly known for.

I listened to the album the morning it dropped. I felt excited going into the album and was very curious about what Drake whipped up this time. When I finished it, it felt solid. I think it was worth the wait of 10 months. 

There were some songs where the question “What I was listening to?” popped into my head. An example of this is one of the two interludes “Screw The World”. The song is slow and has almost a slow-motion video sound. The song is messy and I didn’t understand it at first listen.

The album will definitely be on repeat these next few months. A nighttime drive would go along great with some songs. 

Whether you’re looking for a hype song like “Daylight” or “FPS”, or a more chill vibe like ‘Virginia Beach’ or “Slime You Out”, “For All The Dogs” has everything!

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Jeremy Tokudomi, Social Media Editor
Hi! I'm Jeremy Tokudomi (He/Him). I'm a SEGA senior and this is my 3rd year in the Corydon! I’m also one of the social media editors! I enjoy voicing my opinion and I'm very glad to be a part of this paper!

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    Chukwuoma UchegbulamNov 29, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    As someone who doesn’t read often, I found Jeremy’s article to be very entertaining and enjoyable. His article felt a little like a sort of love letter to Drake and his newest and eighth studio album “For All The Dogs”. Although I haven’t listened to the full length of Drake’s newest album, just hearing the writer’s point of view and how much he enjoyed it makes me want to pick up where I left off on the Album. I’m glad articles like this are provided in the corydon because they align so well with the interest of many students on campus and helps engage and create a larger audience.
    Despite singing nothing but praise to this article there were a few things I wish were added. Within a population of over 3,000 students I wish a few students had the chance to be interviewed. I feel like the addition of some other student point of views on the new album would add a lot more to the article. Another thing I wish was added was his opinion on some of the other songs in the album. Within Jeremy’s article he only mentioned “Daylight”, “FPS”, “Virginia Beach”, “Slime You Out”, and “Screw The World” which is less than half of the album. Other than those few nitpicks I truly enjoyed Jeremy Tokudomi’s article “For All The Dogs”.

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    James McCullaghNov 29, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Dear Corydon Editor,
    On November 9, 2023, Jeremy Tokudomi wrote an article titled “For All The Dogs”. In
    the article he writes about Drake’s new album that came out October 6, 2023. He talks about
    how he was waiting 10 months for the new album to come out and listened to it the same
    morning it dropped. I like how he talks about all the other artists that are featured on the album
    like J Cole and Chief Keef. He also talks about the song “Screw The World” specifically because
    the style of music was different from Drake’s usual sound. I also listened to this album and liked
    it as much as Jeremy. I didn’t listen to it right when it dropped like he did but I listened to it later.
    I think the album is a great addition to Drake’s discoverography and it will definitely go down as
    one of the best. He experiments with other sounds like no other artist right now. I also like how
    Jeremy talks about how this new album is very different from Drake’s other music like during
    his most predominantly known R&B music. Additionally I like how Jeremy added that this song
    would be great for late night drives. This detail allowed me to imagine it also and I totally agree
    with him.
    James McCullagh

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    Robert NelsonNov 29, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    First of all I would like to thank you for covering this topic as it is one of the most major music drops of the year due to anticipation by hip hop lovers all around. However I would like to say that you missed Drake’s son Adonis’s other parts in the production of his album. Like you mentioned he did make the cover art for the album but he also had his own section in “Daylight”. He also later after the initial release made a music video for him and his basketball team. Although his contribution is not necessarily related to the rest of the album, I think it would have been a cool detail to add to the article.
    Another subject is that “For All The Dogs” includes a feature that you forgot to mention from up and coming female rapper Sexyy Red who has recently blown up after she found success on social media with her song “SkeeYee”. This is quite major as she is not only a female rapper but she is also featured on one of the most popular songs among fans titled “Rich Baby Daddy”
    Once again I would like to thank you for making this article as I personally enjoy reading about music and hope to see more articles like this in the future.


    Robert Nelson

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    Andrew OumNov 29, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    I enjoyed reading this article due to the fact that it was very current to what media teenagers are actually consuming. Students should be consuming “adult” and political information but this article provides a different approach on media in which it allows kids to read about stuff that peaks their interest. As a Drake fan, I thought it was very insightful and learning about the author’s point of view on songs was interesting. Even if you agree or don’t agree with his opinion, sparking music-based debate, I believe, is great for discussion and also brings more attention to the article.
    His personal anecdote of the morning of the release was entertaining to read personally due to the fact that I was in the same position as him with my friends. Waking up and being excited for the album is a very enjoyable experience and his inclusion of his experience was very cool to read. In addition, although he does speak on being a Drake fan, he is not blindly biased and does speak on how he didn’t like the track “Screw the World.” Different perspectives on media is very important and I believe Tokudomi provides his opinion on the album very well and his suggestions on how readers can enjoy the album is very intriguing.

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    Lucas CrockettNov 29, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Dear Corydon Editor,

    On November 9, 2023, Jeremy Tokudomi wrote an article titled “For All The Dogs”. This article struck my interest due its unique choice of a topic in which the author dives into their opinion on Drake’s new album. This article gives just enough but not too much background information on the album so that the reader can understand why people felt excitement when he finally dropped the album. The author then dives into the great opinion based section of the article that they go into depth with even paring the album to a situation they feel would go along with it.
    Although the article encapsulates his opinion of the album I think this article can become even greater through adding others’ opinions and ideas on to it. This would give different perspectives for the reader to analyze causing a deeper understanding on the album. This would also encourage them to listen to the album themselves so that they can have their own opinion on it.

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    Isabella AlcalaNov 29, 2023 at 11:05 am

    On November 9, 2023, Jeremy Tokudomi wrote an article titled “For All The Dogs”. The article was about the popular rap star Drake, and his new album that was recently released on October 6, 2023. The author of the article, Jermey made sure to give all of his opinions on the subject. He included what he had found interesting and gave us questions he had about the album. I found it interesting how long his fans were waiting for the album to be released and surprised that the drop date got switched twice. If I could change one thing about this article, it would be more of a diverse opinion on the recent album For All The Dogs. I would like to know how angry fans were that the album date kept postponing and if they liked it as much compared to his other albums.
    I was pleased to receive all the information about the album Drake had released before Jermey had given his opinion on it. So for the people reading the album it created a nice suspense to see if the author liked it or not. It was a pleasant article to read, it flowed seamlessly and felt it was put in a chronological order, so it was easier to understand. Especially since I am not educated much on the rap world, I learned way more than I had before reading the article.
    My favorite thing about the article was the last paragraph. Other than it being well written, the conclusion had said that anyone can like the new album because Drake had given multiple different types of genres in one single album. By adding that in the article it makes us readers want to listen to the whole album now.

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    Phoebe MimsNov 29, 2023 at 11:04 am

    This is a very good article written on the opinions regarding Drake’s newest studio album, “For All the Dogs,” which he released in October after a long, long wait. Tokudomi explains how fans of Drake, including himself, were very excited to give this album a listen, because not only was it well anticipated, but it would include experimental sounds and slower songs which are not traditional to Drake’s usual music. However, the album, according to Tokudomi, had mostly good reactions. “For All the Dogs” has a wide variety of sounds, whether that is more relaxed vibes as in “Virginia Beach,” or more upbeat rap, like in “Daylight.” For an opinionated writing, I can tell that Tokudomi is dedicated to delivering his honest reaction, as he talks about how the interlude, “Screw The World,” was overall unclear at first listen. However, he believes every song in the album could be an experience while taking a late night drive (high praise towards the album). I would also say that Tokudomi’s opinion aligns with my own regarding this album, and this made reading the article enjoyable to read.

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    Jacob PaulineNov 29, 2023 at 11:01 am

    October 23, 2023

    Dear Corydon Editor,

    On November 9, 2023, Jeremy Tokudomi wrote an article titled “For All The Dogs.” In this well written article, it explains how the new Drake album has been released after a over ten month wait and Tokudomi expresses his thoughts and feelings about the album after listening to all the songs. This article is mostly about announcing the arrival of Drake’s new album and explaining his thoughts but Tokudomi also gives accurate information about when and how many times the album was delayed and also how it affected the streamers and content creators that were ready to react to it. Tokutomi also mentions all the important artists that were featured in the album. Tokudomi also mentions how some of the songs in the album could possibly throw you off since it does not always follow Drake’s usual music theme of R&B and has a more upbeat type sound and a faster tempo. I am impressed by how deep Tokudomi dived into the little details of the album and it has helped me understand it on a level I did not previously before reading this article.
    In conclusion, I believe that this article was written well and is interesting to read.


    Jacob Pauline

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    Riley OrtizNov 29, 2023 at 10:59 am

    I personally found this article to be very interesting and insightful as I too enjoyed the album but was curious as to what others thought. I like how you started by giving some background information regarding the album’s delayed release date, explaining why he did so. I also found your description of your first listen something I could relate to. I truly loved all of his new songs. However, I also found a few that didn’t make sense to me at first but I soon began to appreciate them.
    I feel that this article is very well written as it combines both facts about the album as well as the writer’s personal experience while listening. I also appreciate how you separated a few songs at the end into different moods to portray the diversity of the album. Personally I enjoyed how many featured artists Drake included in his songs so I was really excited to see that you mentioned a few in the article. Overall I found this article to be a really fun read that was very clear and descriptive. I think that this very much appeals to those who already listen to Drake, but may also inspire others to give him a listen as well.

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    Memphis NafarrateNov 29, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Tokudomi’s article is an opinion piece that highlights both how he felt about the new Drake album “For All The Dogs”, as well as provides information on the album. While the author demonstrates some bias in his review by stating that he went into the album listen excited, he still manages to give a fair breakdown of the album and even highlights songs readers may want to listen to based on their personal taste.
    Moreover, Tokudomi’s article was useful in the sense that it provided information on Drake that is beneficial to know before listening to the album “For All The Dogs”. Tokudomi highlights aspects of Drake’s past while also explaining the process of his newest album’s release. Those who know little about Drake would definitely further their knowledge by reading Tokudomi’s article, as he uses strong detail without being redundant.
    In essence, Tokudomi’s article strongly captures the key information one may want to know before listening to Drake’s newest album “For All The Dogs” while also giving insight into his personal opinions on the album.

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    Eric CarranzaNov 29, 2023 at 9:39 am

    November 29, 2023

    Dear Corydon Editor,

    On November 9, 2023, Jeremy Tokudomi wrote an article titled “For All The Dogs”. This is an opinion article and he does a good job at getting his positive opinion without getting biased and repeating the same things. Jeremy does a good job of explaining who the artist, Drake, is so someone who is not familiar with this artist would know some things about him such as his nicknames and the amount of albums he has. There was no point in the article where I was confused about what was being said and there was a good description. If I had no idea what was going on, I would have still understood.
    When Jeremy talks about his opinion, he does a good job praising the artist for his new album that came out on October 6. Jeremy says interesting things about the album, such as who the featured artists are, describing the genres and sounds, and saying what songs different listeners would enjoy listening to and states, “‘For All The Dogs’ has everything!” By saying this, he persuades people who may have not listened to the album yet to go give it a listen and know what to expect. Something he could have added to his article was more statistics and accomplishments of Drake just in case there was someone who really has no experience with this artist. And it would be cool reading about his successes and achievements. Overall, this article was enjoyable to read and well written.


    Eric Carranza

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    Jude MooreNov 29, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Dear Corydon Editor,

    On November 9th, 2023, Jeremy Tokdumi wrote an article titled, “For All The Dogs”. I really enjoyed this article because being a Drake fan myself, I was able to get someone’s opinion on the new album. I thought that this article was written very well and was very informative because the author provided specific songs that they enjoyed
    Another part of the article that I thought added depth to the text was that you also included songs that you didn’t personally enjoy and you explained your reaction when you first listened to the song. I thought this was necessary because it gave the reader another perspective of the album and added a sense of personality to the author. I also liked the fact that the author was able to notice the small differences in each song and notice that Drake returned to his old style of music that he used to be popular for on his previous albums.
    Lastly, my favorite part of the article was that the author included specific songs that would go with somebody’s personal taste in music, which showed that the author actually analyzed each song in order to have a better understanding of what they were writing about.


    Jude Moore