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Take Care

Album by Drake
2011, 17 tracks, 1 hour 16 mins 32 sec

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Aug 20, 2019

Take Care’ Gave Birth To The Era Of Drake


“Since Take Care, I’ve been caretakin’.” – Drake “Redemption”Drake, similar to the likes of JAY-Z, Lil Wayne and Method Man, in regard to the consecutive quality of his albums, reeks with legendary status. His climb to fame, although over a decade in the making, began with one of his first and most notable releases Take Care. Everyone has a favorite Drake album and mine happens to be Take Care. Drizzy creates music in a generation that has a short attention span yet he can curate an album with over 15 records on it and everyone listens from beginning to end. Most musicians produce some of their best music during the infancy of their careers and although Drake has only improved overtime, there's something so classic and raw about this album. I enjoy listening to artists that were born to create music. There's nothing forced about Drake's delivery - ever. It's his effortless approach to music that gifts his records stuck-on-repeat trends. Take Care boasts with 19 records amid features from Lil Wayne, Andre 3000, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. Each feature on this album comes from an artist that's already a legend or a legend in the making. Think about it, artists like The Weeknd, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar truly began to flourish after this album's release. Now let's be clear, I'm not saying this album kicked off any of the aforementioned artists careers, but I will say that it was a healthy boost. Furthermore, each of the featured artists on this album were noteworthy additives not mere meaningless, poppycock verses or pitchy hooks. Drake's genius was apparent from the beginning and his relentlessness and slightly petty antics over the years have shaped him into the mogul and character we know him as today. From Degrassi to the Grammy’s, he’s a true chameleon in the best way. In my opinion Drake created a new genre of music.

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Album Info

"Take Care"

Artist

Released

  • Nov 15, 2011

Genres

  • Rap

Label

  • Young Money
  • Cash Money
  • Republic

Producer

  • Noah "40" Shebib (also exec.)
  • Lil Wayne (also exec.)
  • Cortez Bryant (also exec.)
  • Boi-1da
  • Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Chase N. Cashe
  • Drew Murray
  • Illangelo
  • Jamie xx
  • Just Blaze
  • Kromatik
  • The Weeknd
  • T-Minus
  • Gee Roberson
  • Doc McKinney
  • Supa Dups

About

Take Care is the second studio album by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released on November 15, 2011, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.
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