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Take Care [Explicit Lyrics]

Drake Audio CD
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Known initially for his role as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Toronto, Ontario, native Drake (born Aubrey Drake Graham) stepped out as a rapper and singer with pop appeal in 2006, when he initiated a series of mixtapes. A year later, despite being unsigned, he scored major exposure when his cocky and laid-back track "Replacement Girl," featuring Trey Songz, was ... Read more in Amazon's Drake Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B005JLN9ZI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,867 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Over My Dead Body
2. Shot For Me
3. Headlines
4. Crew Love (feat The Weeknd)
5. Take Care (feat Rihanna)
6. Marvins Room / Buried Alive Interlude
7. Under Ground Kings
8. We'll Be Fine (feat Birdman)
9. Make Me Proud (feat Nicki Minaj)
10. Lord Knows (feat Rick Ross)
11. Cameras / Good Ones Go Interlude
12. Doing It Wrong
13. The Real Her (feat Lil' Wayne & Andre 3000)
14. Look What You've Done
15. HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right) (feat Lil. Wayne)
16. Practice
17. The Ride

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Take Care, from Grammy-nominated Canadian superstar Drake, features contributions from the legendary Stevie Wonder, as well as the singles "Headlines" and “Marvin’s Room".

Drake first entered the world of entertainment as a teenager when he starred for eight years on the hit teen show Degrassi: The Next Generation. Born into a musical family (his father drummed with Jerry Lee Lewis, and his uncle is the legendary bass player Larry Graham) he released his first mixtape in 2006, but it was the release of So Far Gone in 2009 that catapulted Drake to the forefront of the US music scene.

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Thoughtful 2011 album of late-night R&B, full of slow tempos, muted textures, and impassioned crooning.

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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year 14 Nov 2011
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Drake is a paradox; he's filthy rich and loving life, but since extreme highs lead to extreme lows, he also often finds himself depressed and insecure. "We live in a generation of/not being in love," he croons for perhaps the pivotal lyric of the whole album. He has all the girls he could wish for yet can't trust any of them. Drake makes music to reflect the generation we're in, reflecting equal parts materialism, disillusionment and self loathing, chronicling dispassionate sexual encounters and drug taking amongst the backdrop of egomania and emotional turmoil. All this he has channelled into Take Care, where amongst the masterful moody soundscapes of the beats, he sings and raps lyrics that are self deprecating, clever, revealing and most of all affecting.

Whilst a lot of the hate on Drake stems from typical populist backlash, there is also a level of misogynistic distaste in the rap community for his sensitive lyrics, large female fanbase and a suspicion at his relatively privileged background. Further anger comes from `serious' hip hop fans stems who feel Drake doesn't make real rap music, with his emotive soul bearing and silky singing voice. Those people are right to some degree - Drake is far closer to the minimalist/soul/blubstep of someone like James Blake than he is to murderous hardcore rap stars like Wu-Tang. But it isn't as if he has no predecessors in the genre; his flow is highly derivative of Lil Wayne, and lyrically his raw pathos brackets him with Kanye West, Kid Cudi and, further back, Tupac Shakur, albeit without the political bent of the latter's early work.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Mysogynistic rubbish!!!!!!! 1 May 2014
Format:Audio CD
Oh. My. God. I have never disliked an album so much. And why? Well, read on ........

This album is easily a handbook for the misogynistic breed of rapper. The only words in the album seem to be b**ch, ho, ni***r. Oh, and obviously Drake took a lot of time out on his yacht (surrounded by bi****s and his ni****s, of course) to work out exactly what ryhmes with f**k. Obviously a lot of brain cells and artistic integrity went into this album - NOT!!!!!!!!

If anyone else used the word n***er, they'd find themselves rightly ostracized, accused of being a racist, but when Drake spits it out every few seconds, no-one complains! I can't get my head around why someone would want to be called that AT ALL!!!!!!

There's not one thing in this album for women. Obviously the only women Drake is interested in are "hos" and - as he often calls them - bi****s. A step forward for feminism I think you'll agree - NOT!! That's when he's not bragging about substances or how much cash and how many yachts he has. Big deal, Drake - every one of your songs still sounds the same.

Now that we've perused the MENSA-level lyrics, let's look at the album as a whole. Well, as one of the b*****s Drake loves to talk about, I think his album is pretty damn rubbish. There's no emotion, no hooks, nothing even remotely memorable about any one of the songs on this album. He even makes a duet with Rihanna sound dull.

One to avoid if you have more than one brain cell.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Unexpected Triumph 10 Feb 2012
By Kenneth
Format:Audio CD
I guess it's kind of fitting considering drakes persona is one of confliction, that i find myself liking this album when there are a plethora of reasons i shouldn't. Unless i'm mistaken this record runs for nearly 80 minutes and in that time you hear the voice of a man who is sickeningly self obsessed, shamelessly needy and by all accounts emotionally immature and i've walked away from this record feeling some genuine sense of satisfaction having heard it. Funnily enough i don't really have an answer as to why drakes personality flaws haven't resulted in me going to town on this, other than maybe he is all those things, but somehow his refreshingly self aware and unapologetically honest way of expressing himself is redemptive? Either way i'm charmed and i can't pretend otherwise.

There's more to the story than drakes wining/womanising of course and thats the music, which is by most accounts fantastic. We have "40" to thank as well as drake for creating a sound that is equals part soulful and minimalist. This is best exempliflied by opener "over My Dead Body and "Marvins Room" where there is little more than a simple chord progression on the piano and some reverberated electronic sounds throughout with drake singing/rapping almost in accapella and in the latter it's even sparser than that, where the music feels positively claustrophic. Replacing any instruments with similar elctronic sounds and the voice of an annonymous girl on the phone, who he's shamelessly attempting to convince she'd be better off leaving her husband and being with him "F that N that you love so bad", whilst in the same verse acknowledging how cliched he sounds "I'm just sayin', you could do better, tell me have you heard that lately?".
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By D. Diep
Format:Audio CD
I will start with a generalisation reflecting my own personal opinion; Drake's 'Take Care', the sophomore follow-up to his undeniably unique debut album 'Thank Me Later', is no less than a sheer epic of proportions. It seems unreasonable for someone like himself, a still relative new and upcoming rapper, to have been placed with such great burden of expectations. However despite this, Drake pushes his own previous boundaries and the boundaries of rap, hip-hop and r'n'b in general to deliver something truly special. I think he knows himself the amount of delicacy and intimacy he put into his latest effort, and as a result he crafts (along with leading producer 40) an album that can only be described as incredibly consistent, rather enigmatic but overall thoughtful (hence the name of the album title).

Here is a track by track review:

Over My Dead Body - Perfect intro track that really gives you the feel of the album. The gentle piano chords and twinkly melody is wholly atmospheric and introspective. 10/10
Shot For Me - Has that signature '40' beat, with Drake seamlessly interchanging with rap and r'n'b. I love the ending which gives a very nice lead in for Headlines. 9/10
Headlines - Drake shows off his refined flow with one of the catchiest hooks on the album. Boi-1da and 40 produce this triumphant, boastful winner of a track. 9.5/10
Crew Love - features a wonderfully haunting chorus from The Weeknd. The song mixes soft r'n'b sections with unsettling, hard-hitting beats. Has that lush sound only found on a Weeknd track. 9/10
Take Care - features Rihanna, however she barely sounds like herself. Whispered vocals on the chorus works extremely well with Drake's rap/r'n'b switch complementing this rather upbeat song.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Drake Take Care Brilliant.
Brilliant, love it, great lyrics, great voice packed with power and emotion.
Published 21 days ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 1 month ago by jazel
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good album
Published 1 month ago by Everette Brandford
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible!!! not even woth 1 star
terrible half @ssed album with horrible whiney vocals from the b!tch himself drake aka fake

easily one of the worst rappers he belongs in the garbage bin
Published 2 months ago by unknown
4.0 out of 5 stars drake - take care
The cd is brilliant. I got it for my boyfriend and he loves it too. It is good as it has different songs on it too :) which we can both listen too. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dani Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars great album!!!
Great album, has a bit of everything... Slow soppy songs, hard, fast, gangsta rap.... One for the girls and the boys!!
Published 4 months ago by carrie rowson
1.0 out of 5 stars don't buy this cd!!!!!!!!!!
the whole point of buying the deluxe version is so that your take care CD has the song 'the motto', but this cd despite being a 'deluxe edition' doesn't include the song 'the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Daniel Dunbar
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Received take care by drake.
A very good album good lyrics by drake overall excellent . Bye far the best album
Published 8 months ago by luke terry birch
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
Have loved Drake for so long and was glad to get the physical version of this album. In great condition for being used.
Published 9 months ago by Ciara Kerrigan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I am a big drake fan and wasnt disappointed with this album. Drake has some fanastic lyrics and makes for some great music
Published 13 months ago by Mr. J. Hawley
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