From his signature smooth and charming choruses to his heavy verses accompanied by a mixture of piano and bass, musical artist Drake’s fans received their “Take Care” fix earlier than the expected Nov. 15 release date.
“I’m not sure if the album leaked,” said Drake in a tweet pending the rumored leak. “But if it did thank God it doesn’t happen a month earlier anymore.”
Drake said he is confident that his fans will still support him and buy the album when it releases.
“Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it … and take care until next time,” Drake tweeted minutes after the leak. He also announced two bonus tracks to be added on the album’s true release date.
The album features Cash Money Records’ Nicki Minaj in the chart-topping song, “Make Me Proud,” where she allows her alpha female attitude to set the tone for the powerful song.
“The Real Her,” featuring Lil’ Wayne and Andre 3000, is yet another song about girls and falling in love, which seems to be a recurring theme on the album. Andre 3000 even mentions Boise State’s blue turf toward the end of this song.
Toronto native The Weeknd sings his way onto the unique “Crew Love,” one of the shorter songs on the album. His unique voice paired with Drake’s rhymes create a catchy track alongside an ethereal dance beat.
With references to both of their past affairs, Drake joins forces with Rihanna to create the title track — an upbeat anthem about the hurt and hope that follows broken relationships. The deep duet is expected to become an instant radio hit, much like “Headlines” and “Marvin’s Room,” which currently grace the top spots of Billboard’s Hip-Hop and R&B chart.
Lil’ Wayne plays a huge part in the album and is heard exclusively on almost every track. In “Underground Kings,” Drake refers to his mentor, Lil’ Wayne, and also pays him respect in “Practice,” a signature Drake rendition of Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up,” and includes a newly found flow that the song previously lacked.