Scary Hours

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Scary Hours
Scaryhours.jpg
EP by Drake
ReleasedJanuary 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Recorded2017 in Toronto, Canada
Length7:33
Label
Producer
Drake chronology
More Life
(2017)
Scary Hours
(2018)
Scorpion
(2018)
Singles from Scary Hours
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Scary Hours is the second extended play recorded by Canadian rapper Drake.[1] It was first released on January 19, 2018 by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Republic Records and UMG. It contains the dual singles "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity", with the former later appearing on Drake’s fifth studio album Scorpion (2018).[2] The EP was revealed to the public via social media shortly before its release.

Background[edit]

Following his 2016 album Views and 2017 playlist More Life, Drake announced the surprise release of the two-song EP Scary Hours on January 19, 2018 featuring the songs "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity". Several celebrity news outlets commented on the fact that Drake mentions his relationship with singer Jennifer Lopez in the "Diplomatic Immunity" lyric: “2010 was when I lost my halo / 2017 I lost a J. Lo / A Rotterdam trip had me on front page, though".[3] Drake was accused of stealing another artist's cover art on January 22, 2018.[4][5]

Controversy[edit]

The artwork for Scary Hours was accused of plagiarizing a style for a tour poster designed by Collin Fletcher for musical artist Rabit.[6] Both pieces contained a vertical-orientated texted, with a word stylized in a colored Blackletter typeface layered over another word styled in a white and bolded Sans-serif typeface. However, Billboard reports that OVO Sound, Drake's label, picked the artwork when it was presented with other options, unaware of the similarities.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[8]

Digital download
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."God's Plan"
3:18
2."Diplomatic Immunity"
  • Graham
  • Samuels
  • Nick Brongers
  • Boi-1da
  • Brongers[a]
4:15
Total length:7:33

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Various January 19, 2018 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scary Hours — Single". iTunes. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Pass, Shantel (January 24, 2018). "ICYMI: Drake Releases Dual Single As Prelude To 'Scary Hours' EP". Saint Heron. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Stanton, Leanne A. (January 20, 2018). "Drake Raps About Losing Jennifer Lopez on Diplomatic Immunity". Us Weekly.
  4. ^ "Drake Accused of Stealing 'Scary Hours' EP Artwork From Houston Producer". Complex. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Penrose, Nerisha (January 23, 2018). "Drake Accused of Copying 'Scary Hours' EP Cover Art". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Drake Accused of Stealing New Single Artwork | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  7. ^ "Drake Accused of Copying 'Scary Hours' EP Cover Art". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  8. ^ "Scary Hours / Drake TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved July 5, 2018.