Drake's new Album in stores now. Photo Credit: EJ Spencer.
On November 15th, 2011 Canadian singer-rapper, Aubrey Drake Graham from Toronto Canada released his second album with confidence. Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later, “fell flat with the sting of disappointment,” said Times.
Before, Drizzy Drake was known as Lil Wayne’s protégé. Now Drake has his own style and place in Young Money, Cash Money Records. “Drake has come a long way making a mark and even surpassing his mentor Lil Wayne,” said junior Robert Petnkeu. He has become known as one of the best rappers that can also sing his own hook.
A week previous to the album’s release a high profile leak was available free online to anyone. Drake said on Twitter, “Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time.”
The album is “already the top-selling album on iTunes” and is also sold on shelves just awaiting Billboard charts said Kyle Anderson, writer of Drake’s EW Review. On the website Newday they rated the album an A- because it had everything but was lacking a little. on the album artists like The Weeknd, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and others. The most listened to tracks off the album are Headlines and Take Care feat. Rihanna.
Drake shares his spotlight with many others simply trying to expand production. The album has a mixture of feelings from sadness, tenderness, anger and self-pity giving listeners an idea of the feelings inside of Drake. Other songs on the album are more up beat with a ‘I am the man’ attitude. The exclusive song The Motto featuring Lil wayne is a more explicit track that gives an edge with clever but provocative verses.
Jumping from topic to topic was intentional. Drake knows our generation is all over the place and he relate’s to us in his song “Doing It Wrong”he says, “we live in a generation…of not being together, but we sure make it feel like we’re together.”