Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” vs. Big Sean’s “Marvin & Chardonnay”
Recently-released songs "Marvin's Room" by Drake and Big Sean's "Marvin & Chardonnay" — not to mention the various remixes of the former that have surfaced on the internet lately — have made the mention of legendary musician Marvin Gaye a hot topic in hip-hop these days.
XXL decided to take the two culprits responsible for the trend and do a brief comparison of the tracks. Let's get it on! — XXL Staff
Theme: Drunk-dialing, party-goer reminiscing about his ex over a mid-tempo production
Mentions of Marvin Gaye: 1 (in the title)
Familiarity: first-name basis
Libation of choice: Rose, XO Cognac and "Sprite in that mixture" (the latter a shameless plug)
Time of day: "I’m delirious… night."
Number of participants: "I should call one and go home."
Mention of "bitches": Three
BIG SEAN'S "MARVIN & CHARDONNAY"
Theme: Young bachelor setting the mood for his lady friend over an upbeat production
Mentions of Marvin Gaye: nine (including title)
Familiarity: respectfully uses government name
Libation of choice: Chardonnay and some patron shots
Time of day: "Early in the morning..."
Number of participants: "We ’bout to have a liason / She so cool give head with her shades on."
Mention of "bitches": one ("Gave you a new name / What's that? What's that? What's that? / My bitch")