- Summary: Showcasing his depth as a rapper, singer, and songwriter, Drake's debut album secures his place among hip-hop's elite with emotionally charged lyrics and dynamically produced beats.
- Record Label: Cash Money
- Genre(s): Rap
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|I know way too many people here right now That I didn't know last year, who the fuck are y'all? I swear it feels like the last few nights We been...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
So Drake isn't the hip-hop savior he was hyped to be. Instead, as he drifts through what should have been his boisterous coming-out party, he comes off as muted and rueful, missing the days when he was 19 and it was just about him and his girlfriend in a college dorm room.
The rapper's insistent navel-gazing isn't the most original concept, and it won't make for the most stable subject matter in the long run, but it certainly works on Thank Me Later, which nails confused introspection in a genre famous for willful misrepresentation of self.
MojoBy the album's close, however, his vulnerability risks tipping over into maudlin self-pity. [Sep 2010, p.103]
JMoneyJun 15, 2010UNDISPUTED Album of the year!!!
VictorHJun 15, 2010Incredible!
Aug 2, 2011This album is a real testament to how deep of an artist drake is. You can see a real variety of sounds whether it be more upbeat rap songsThis album is a real testament to how deep of an artist drake is. You can see a real variety of sounds whether it be more upbeat rap songs like Over or Miss Me, to a more slowed down, RnB style with songs like Cece's Interlude, Fireworks, and Shut It Down. The album is great, very fun to listen all the way through, and cant wait for more from him… Expand
JDJun 16, 2010Its pretty good. I could you some more of his mixtape style rapping. Also I dont like the AUTOtune in some of the songs.
Mar 11, 2015Continuing to demonstrate the widespread effect hip hop has gained globally, Drake is the first international hip hop artist. He has a muchContinuing to demonstrate the widespread effect hip hop has gained globally, Drake is the first international hip hop artist. He has a much more impressive pedigree once you peel back a layer or two. Not only does he write and co-produce a lot of his own material, he has just as much validity as a singer.....as he has with his flow.… Expand
timothyaJun 15, 2010Didn't live up to the hype. SFG >TML. Needless to say when your mixtape is better than your album, your doing something wrong. Drake is Didn't live up to the hype. SFG >TML. Needless to say when your mixtape is better than your album, your doing something wrong. Drake is an oddity within the YM group being that he grew up a child star and never had anything of the "street" experiences of his comrades. Needless to say the bravado he channels for the album feels forced and it almost is like he is part of an elaborate hoax to trick people into thinking he is an updated version of the typical hardcore "street" rapper. Drake does not contribute anything new to the rap game, but instead comes off as a failed hybrid of lil wayne and Kanye west. Bragging abouts his exploits (in a less coy way than his contemporaries) and trying bitterly to have people understand that being rich and famous is difficult. We get it Drake, we are supposed to relate to you. However, in the end he is not the middle/upper class savior rap fans were hoping for. I think I will be thanking him much later, like never...That being said I like "Miss me" "Find your love" (I don't know why), "Thank me Now" and "show me a good time".… Expand
Jan 27, 2012Money;Drugs;Sex. That's all he cares about apparently... He should learn to make some original lyrics instead of the same repetitive crap thatMoney;Drugs;Sex. That's all he cares about apparently... He should learn to make some original lyrics instead of the same repetitive crap that they always have today.… Expand
Published: December 6, 2010Throughout the next two months, we'll be tracking the year-end Top Ten lists published by various music sites, magazines, and more. Find out which albums are currently in the running for best album of the year.
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|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Version] - The Beatles|
|Purple Rain [Deluxe Expanded Edition] - Prince and the Revolution|
|DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar|
|Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 1984-2014 [Box Set] - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings [Box Set] - Elvis Presley|
|Kickin Child: Lost Columbia Album 1965 - Dion|
|A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie|
|Singles [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Deluxe Edition] - Various Artists|
|Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 - Thelonious Monk|
|Melodrama - Lorde|
|The Joshua Tree [30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - U2|
|Bright Phoebus [Reissue] - Lal & Mike Waterson|
|Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper|
|Black Origami - Jlin|
|Leftism 22 [Reissue] - Leftfield|
|Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples|
|The Order of Time - Valerie June|
|Fantasizing About Being Black - Otis Taylor|
|Guppy - Charly Bliss|