Drake’s sophomore album a hit

by Kendra Germany

Staff writer

Hip-hop’s favorite Canadian Drake takes care of business with the release of his second studio album.

Drake, also known as Drizzy, released his much-anticipated sophomore album “Take Care” on Nov. 15.

Drake was just an actor two years ago, playing Jimmy on the hit Canadian television show “Degrassi.” Today he is a platinum record-selling rapper.

“Take Care” is an all-around great rap album. Drake has the ability to make anything he touches a hit, and this album is no exception.

The album features collaborations with big names like Rihanna, Rick Ross, Stevie Wonder, Lil Wayne, Andre 3000 and Nicki Minaj.

The album has already produced hit songs “Headlines,” “Make Me Proud” and “Marvin’s Room.” Every song on this album sounds like a hit single waiting to happen, but a few stick out among the rest.

“Marvin’s Room” was the first single to be released off of the album and for good reason. The song has a unique vibe that I haven’t heard in a hip-hop song before.

It has this grittiness to it, and a chorus you just can’t get out of your head: “I’m just saying you could do better. Tell me have you heard that lately? I’m just saying you could do better, and I’ll start hating only if you make me.”

If you’re a fan of hip-hop music, you will be pleasantly surprised with the song “Practice.”

In this song, Drake used a sample and hook from the late ‘90s hip-hop song “Back That Thang Up” by Juvenile.

“Take Care” has the obvious use of profanity, which can be found in almost every rap album out there.

I wouldn’t recommend listing to this album with small children present.

Drake has proven with this album that he is serious about his career and that he just might be a hip-hop legend in the making.

In just a few short years, he has proven to be a strong musician with actual talent, which is hard to find these days.


Canadian Drake releases second album, “Take Care.” (Photo courtesy of http://hiphop-n-more.com)