Drake beats the odds on first album

July 23, 2010 Review Print Print

One of hip-hop’s newest and best arrivals, Drake, aka Aubrey Drake Graham, dropped his first album,“Thank Me Later” last month.

This album is full of true hip-hop beats as well as a host of true hip-hop legends including Lil Weezy, aka Lil Wayne.

He drops more than his required sixteen bars for his Young Money protégé on this disc.

Ironically, Wayne dropped his bars while behind bars, via a phone call.

One of the best qualities is Drake’s powerhouse voice. Although he’s a rapper, he sings great.

If you are in the mood for a slow jam serenade, or for a night of passion, the song “Fall For Your Type” is sure to get things going. It has slow, climatic beats, which makes a person daydream about being with that special someone.

It is sure to be one of Drake’s new hits, and it will be the next hit baby-making track.

Out of the bedroom, the song “Light Up,” featuring Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, has a mild-medium beat that sounds really smooth to listen to, until you get to Weezy’s part.

Listeners may get thrown off when they remember he is on the prison payphone spitting his verse out, while sounding like he may be on the sneak tip.

This album also features many snippets from Nikki Minaj. She goes hard as well.

On the song “Up All Night” Drake and Minaj have a special way of making the audience feel that they may have been up all night.

If there’s a downside to the compilation, it’s that the song Drake has with Timbaland, “Say Something” is not on Drake’s album.

I recommend this album to true hip-hop heads and to those folks who just love good music.

The disc goes hard and is a true head banger — it’s really good!

Rating: A+

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