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    Drake’s first book of poetry, Titles Ruin Everything, is available.

    Janet Manley

    June 27, 2023, 11:10am

    Aubrey Graham has released a book of poetry with Kenza Samir, which in straight prose translates roughly to: Drake’s poetry chapbook is outttttttt! Kenza Samir is a songwriter who has been credited on several Drake albums.

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    You can order Titles Ruin Everything: A stream of consciousness by Aubrey Graham and Kenza Samir from Phaidon, and a copy will ship in “1-2 weeks,” which means I have not yet been able to review the poetry itself. I am pleasantly intrigued by the notion of a shared stream-of-consciousness, however.

    The book measures 5.75 inch x 8.25 inch, which in shoe sizes is around a 6? The cover is presented in a very sneaker-y way also on Drake’s website, and I’m not opposed to us selling all new books this way: “Stephen King has a new horror novella out this summer about waterskiing that measures 7 inch x 9.25 inch.” (He doesn’t, but Stephen you could.)

    Titles Ruin Everything coverTitles Ruin Everything cover

    I am not super familiar with Drake’s lyrics, but I did find this TikTok full of Drake burns:

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    When drake disses everything you do #drake #rap #newbalance #hibachi #spiritairlines

    ♬ original sound – iamTrésor

    Shall have to check back once we’ve dived into the meter and mouth-feel of the poetry, in one to two weeks.

    [h/t Pitchfork]

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