Drake's 'Take Care' Album Review
Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 02:11
Wheelchair Jimmy is back at it again, (legally) releasing his new album Take Care on November 15th. There have been many different opinions about the CD so I decided to give it a listen. Here is my somewhat unbiased review.
Over My Dead Body: This song is actually not that bad. The one issue I have with it is that the title of the track does not match with the tempo of the song. I expected Drake to go with a Ransom type flow to this song but instead he comes out on some spoken word level. Besides that, I approve.
"Oh well, I guess you lose some and win some, long as the outcome is income. You know I want it all and then some. Shotout to the Asian girls let the lights dim sum."
Shot For Me: Once again -- title of the track doesn't match with the song. The song starts with Drake singing over a gospel-church type beat and then ends with him rapping. Not too sure what he's even trying to say in this song, either. Not a fan.
Headlines: You know, you know, you know.
Crew Love ft. the Weeknd: The only good thing about this song is the beat. I'm all for Wheelchair Jimmy collaborating with the Weeknd but this didn't really work to his advantage. Choose a side -- is it going to be singing or rapping?
Take Care feat. Rihanna: Nope, nope, nope! This will get a lot of plays at the club, but I expect better from these two. Rihanna needs to take care of herself before she worries about taking care of Aubrey Graham.
Marvin's Room: I can't be mad at Drake for this one, kind of reminds me of Sooner than Later. Radio stations already played this out though.
Under Ground Kings: This is the Drake that we need more of, songs that actually have meaning to it. On this track, he's basically telling us his success story but he does it over a very powerful beat. This might actually be one of my favorites off the album.
We'll Be Fine feat. Birdman: He's basically just bragging on this track, which isn't the problem. The problem is Birdman unnecessarily being featured.
"She said you such a dog, I said you such a boneeee, ah."
Come on, Drake. You could do better than that.
Make Me Proud feat. Nicki Minaj: So first Birdman hops on a track and ruins it, now Nicki Minaj does the same. All I basically hear from her is babbling and yelling. Drake is rapping about being proud of a girl (not a bad concept), but once again, he could have made this song better without a feature.
Lord Knows feat. Rick Ross: UHHH! < That was my Rick Ross grunt. As I said earlier, this is the Drizzy we need more of. Basically another song just bragging, but it works. Rick Ross also mentions YOLO (You Only Live Once) -- a joint mixtape that he and Drake are working on. Looking forward to it. UHHH.
Doing It Wrong: This song sounds like a relationship gone wrong. Very slow paced, but for some reason, I actually like it.
The Real Her feat Lil Wayne and Andre 3000: Another slow song talking about a girl. If you're keeping count, that's three in a row. Actually didn't mind Lil Wayne's verse on this track, but it could have done without Andre 3000.
HYFR (Hell Yeah F*cking Right) feat Lil Wayne: Add this to the list of songs Weezy should not be on. Drake's opening verse might have been one of the best on the album, but here comes a cough syrup-inspired Lil Wayne with one of the worst hooks I've heard in a while.
"Met a female dragon, had a fire conversation."
Look What You've Done: Another slow song with a piano beat. My original thought was that it was about a girl, but after being informed by a reader, Drake is actually talking about his mother and uncle on this track.
Practice: This is basically a chopped and screwed version of Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up." Why did Drake feel the need to do this? This is one of the songs you make, listen to it and then decide NOT to put it on the album. Pure garbage.