J.I The Prince Of N.Y On Covering Drake’s “Marvins Room” For Spotify Singles

Listen to the former ‘The Rap Game’ contestant’s rendition of Drizzy’s seminal tune.

Back in 2011, Aubrey Drake Graham created a dirty macking classic with “Marvins Room.” The 40-produced Take Care record is considered by some as one of Drake’s signature songs.

The OVO superstar serves as an inspiration for a generation of music artists. Brooklyn’s J.I the Prince of N.Y (born Justin Irvin Rivera) appears to be one of those Gen Z rappers that took influence from Drizzy.

J.I is the latest act to take part in the Spotify Singles series. The streaming service is hosting an acoustic version of the 19-year-old’s “Letter 2 U” off his Hood Life Krisis Vol. 3 EP as well as his cover of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.”

“The reasons why I picked these tracks are because ‘Letter 2 U’ was the first single off HLK V.3 and was very well received. I picked to cover Drake because he is a prolific staple for Generation Z. ‘Marvins Room’ is a vibe so recreating this song made sense,” says J.I.

Hood Life Krisis, Vol. 1 and Hood Life Krisis, Vol. 2 both came out in 2019 via G*Starr Entertainment/Interscope/Geffen. J.I’s Hood Life Krisis, Vol. 3 dropped on December 18, 2020 with a guest feature by fellow New Yorker A Boogie wit da Hoodie.

The Spotify Singles: Complete Collection also includes songs by Mozzy, Chloe x Halle, SahBabii, Miguel, Giveon, Jessie Reyez, Daniel Caesar, Alicia Keys, and Denzel Curry. With more than 500 tracks, the playlist contains over 250 artists across all genres.