They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in rapper Drake's case it's got to be annoying. Drake's late night, drunken phone call to a past love (who has found a love of her own) stirred something deep inside other artists, who found it necessary to record their own versions of "Marvin's Room", even though no one asked them to.
The only version I listened to -- or I should say, tolerated -- was white soul singer JoJo's. Unfortunately, her fake emotion wasn't very convincing. With Drake, you can feel his pain. He knows it's his loss when he tells her, "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/ f*ck that nigga that you love so bad..."
You have to know that kind of pain to make others feel it. No one makes you feel heartache like Drake. All other artists need to fall in line behind him because they'll never be first as long as he's breathing. As Neo would say, he's The One!
Chris Brown's "Marvin's Room" remix is on the other side