“One of the best rappers alive!” Many people think that Drake is one of the best rappers alive just from hearing some of his mixtapes, some of the songs he has featured in, and his first album. I think that he is a great artist and that his raps flow well with his songs and I also can’t wait to see what he does next. Can you?
Aubrey Drake Graham really started to become big when he released his first single, “Best I Ever Had”, that lead up to his first mixtape, “So Far Gone”. He was picked up by Lil Wayne and became part of Young Money Cash Money Business.
Drake released the album, “Thank Me Later” on June 15, 2010 and it immediately became a hit record. The album is basically talking about Drake’s life, money, women, and him thanking people for helping him become what he is now; a huge success.
The album featured a variety of people like Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, and many other artists. Here is the list of the songs on the album:
Fireworks (feat. Alicia Keys)
Show Me A Good Time
Up All Night (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Fancy (feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz)
Shut It Down (feat. The-Dream)
Unforgettable (feat. Young Jeezy)
Light Up (feat. Jay-Z)
Miss Me (feat. Lil Wayne)
Cece’s Interlude (feat. Omarion)
Find Your Love
Thank Me Now
I thought that the album was great, but there were a few things I didn’t like. He kept giving shout outs and thanking people through out the album and that was a little annoying to me. But on the good side, the beats were amazing, the lyrics were good, the features were perfect for the songs they were in, and the album also gave Drake a chance to do some songs by him self and to also show that he can also sing instead of just rapping.
Overall, Drake made a great 1st album and all of the songs were good. I just hope that Drake won’t be one of those artists that turns out to only be a “one hit wonder”. But, it is still early in his career and he still has time to do something new and I know that many people, including me, can’t wait to see what he does next.