Album Review: Drake

It wouldn’t be particularly accurate to categorize Drake‘s Thank Me Later as a hip-hop album. It’s more like an R&B album with lots of rapping on it. And it’s not exactly what you’d expect from a former star of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

For starters, there are moments when it’s legitimately good. This comes as even more of a surprise given that Drake isn’t a talented rapper or singer. When it comes to vocals, he relies too much on Auto-Tune and additional effects. Occasionally, his delivery slips into a lackluster imitation of Lil Wayne. This would be forgivable–considering that he’s the Young Money ringleader’s protege–but the world only needs one Lil Wayne.

With that said, the musical world could use a few more Drakes in it. His faults become microscopic when compared to his levels of charisma and confidence. In the end, he may not be the best you’ve ever had, but he sure as hell gets the job done.

– Dewitt

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2 thoughts on “Album Review: Drake

  1. He’s been hyped up so much you’d think he was the second coming. I really like his singles “Over” and “Find Your Love” and he wrote “Unthinkable” for Alicia, so the talent is there. I guess I’m just expecting more. Lyrically he’s just not that impressive next to the heavyweights he’s worked with..Eminem, Jay Z and Wayne. He is fucking hot though!

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