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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Drake - Take Care

Drake is a young rapper from Canada and he is currently signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money label. He has already releases his debut album called "Thank Me Later" to much critical acclaim and great commercial success. I like the album a lot myself because it just seems very personal because Drake puts his whole heart into the lyrics. He sings most of the hooks so there's a bit of R'n'B in here too but Drake is a great rapper with an amazing flow. Most of the album has a rather sad mood, with a lot of variation in the beats but there are some lighter tracks too, which in my opinion are the weaker tracks by Drake. I really think he should stick to the more depressing stuff.
Drake is about to release his second album "Take Care" soon. He himself said that his debut was a bit rushed, so I'm looking forward to an album that he had more time to work on. I can't wait for this. There are no official singles yet, but Drake recently released a song that might be on the album, which you can check out at the bottom of this post. I hope there won't be too many features because I want to hear a Drake album not Lil Wayne or Nicki Minaj stuff. At the very least there will be mostly brilliant tracks and some bad ones :D
There is no tracklist or any other detailed information yet, just a list of possible producers, but  I don't think it matters. Drake's tracks always shine because of his lyrics/performance. One thing that I like though is that he worked together with Jamie Smith from The xx (check out their album, it's amazing).
Check back here, because I'll definitely keep you guys updated on the release and other news on this one.
Some Drake tracks:
Up All Night:

Dreams Money Can Buy (the new track):
Download link: link removed because of a DMCA complaint, even though Drake posted this himself on his blog and even his own link got removed. Check Drake's blog, maybe he reposts it: October's Very Own
UPDATE: The release date apparently is September 13.
UPDATE: Drake - Headlines (first single)