“Take Care”, The Classic and Superb Album



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Joshua Gapuz

Drake’s 2011 project Take Care is a superb album that exceeded my expectations. Drake showcases great versatility by rapping and singing. 

With slower and melodic songs such as Marvin’s Room and more uptempo rap songs such as Under Ground Kings, this album is a great example of the artist’s ability to blend singing and rapping. This shows that Drake is a well-rounded artist that myself and many potential listeners would like to listen to. Each song continues to get better and better.

This Grammy Award-Winning album also includes many outstanding featured artists such as The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, André 3000, and Rhianna. These features helped improve the quality of work in this album. These big names draw lots of attention to the featured artist’s fans to tune in to this album.

Songs like Take Care ft. Rhianna and Lord Knows ft. Rick Ross is a good example of how to attract the featured artists’ fans to Drake’s 2011 project. 

Although some may say that Take Care was not a good Drake album, many listeners would certainly disagree. This is the album that helped skyrocket Drake’s career and popularity. 

This beloved project is still being listened to today as seen by the album peaking on the Billboard 200 for 500 weeks in a row. This is a well-respected album that continues to bring in many new listeners.

Overall, Drake’s second studio album was special. This is a classic Drake album that is worth a listen. Take Care did not disappoint.