Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Drake: Take Care

I became a fan of Drake's after the release of his first studio album "Thank Me Later" but his sophomore album "Take Care" is the reason why I am now a die hard fan. Each track is proof that Drake gave this album his all. He gives something in this album that no other rapper gives and that is bonafide versatility; he fluctuates from rapping to singing and let me tell you, he does a damn good job at both. Take Care is one of those albums that you are able to listen to from start to finish without skipping a song, and that within itself says a lot.

Every last one of his tracks are the bomb, but there are two songs that stood out to me the most.

Track #1 "Over My Dead Body" which features Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Chantal Kreviazuk. In this song, Drake delivers something different and refreshing. Chantal sings the hook and its so catchy, I love it, and her sound is so alluring. Superb choice, perfect collaboration!

Track #16  "Practice" uses the beat and chorus from the song "Back That Ass Up" which was released in 1999 by Cash Money's former member Juvenile. This track keeps you on the edge of your seat, because it has you thinking that he's going to deliver a rap verse, but instead he bursts into song, singing "Girl you look good won't chu back that a** up...." The song doesn't consist of much vocal activity, it's just mostly instrumental.

Drake is a musical genius! I don't know too many rappers with legendary singer Stevie Wonder featured on their album. Speaking of Stevie Wonder, Drake had a kick ass selection of producers that consists of Lex Luger, Just Blaze, canadian hip hop producers Noah "40" Shebib, and Boi-1da.

Just goes to show that Drake doesn't play about his product, and it also shows that QUALITY is very important to him. This man delivered!

Support and go purchase the album this week.....help raise those album sales!


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