Friday, 18 November 2011

Album of the Week: Drake - Take Care

I know, hardly surprising. To my credit my internet speed has limited my choice somewhat. Drake hardly needs any introduction: Toronto rapper plus R&B singer who made a name for himself largely on the popularity of his first album Thank Me Later. His follow-up album Take Care sees the light of day after the continuous leaking of singles, that hardly remove a sense of scope from the 18-track, 80 minute album. Drake's improvement as both a singer and a rapper can probably be best observed when compared to his collaborators, both outrapping Lil Wayne and holding his own against the other great R&B artist of 2011, the Weeknd. Not just a lot of care but also money has gone into the production of this album. Drake reunites with previous producers Noah "40" Shebib and Boi-1DA, but equal highlights go to Just Blaze and Jamie xx's beats. Despite its length Take Care has some of the year's best chart singles either out already or soon to be released. It's probably safe to say Drake's made it by now.

Take Care by Drake is out now on Cash Money/Universal Republic/Young Money Entertainment.

No comments:

Post a Comment