“Take Care” Drake album review

From arrogance to pity, Take Care is an album fueled with different moods, thoughts and feelings. From “Over My Dead Body” to “The Ride”, Drake features many artists in his songs which include Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and more. The album mixes Hip Hop with slow R&B and dance music. Since his debut Thank Me Later, Drake holds a more overall depressing tone, most likely relating his music to his personal life. In fact, each song has something everyone can relate to.

For instance: “I had someone tell me I fell off, ooh I needed that/And they want to see me pick back up, well, where’d I leave it at.” A friend is admitting to his mistakes and encouraging him to raise himself back up.

“I know things get hard/But girl you got it, girl you got it there you go/Can’t you tell by how they’re looking at you everywhere you go/Wondering what’s on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine, when all these mutha… wanna waste your time.” The woman being described is confident and respects herself, and the admirer is astonished and amazed at her attitude.

 This being said, Take Care can be best described as an album of feelings that occur in our everyday lives. It has a place for everyone, whether they’re going through a rough time or they’re going through the golden times.

Best songs:

  1. “Headlines”: This upbeat song includes witty lyrics and a catchy beat that allows it to become a single.
  2. “Take Care”: This downtempo song is more related to dance music, which varies from most of his old music.
  3. “Make Me Proud”: The smooth-flowing lyrics and welcome interjection from Nicki Minaj allow this song to become one of the more listened-to songs of the album.