Late Sunday night, Drake’s delayed second album arrived in the world, a week before it’s November 15th due date. The rapper calmly acknowledged the reveal:
Grab a Monday coffee, there’s a lot to discuss: Drake toasts Toronto via a California legend on “Over My Dead Body” (My city love me like Mac Dre in The Bay). Kendrick Lamar and a piano interlude have been added on to the end of “Marvin’s Room.” Jamie XX-produced “Take Care,” featuring Rihanna, draws heavily on “I’ll Take Care of You” from We’re New Here, Jamie’s collaborative album with Gil Scott-Heron. Rick Ross appears on Just Blaze-produced “Lord Knows” and Andre 3000 sneaks into the end of “The Real Her,” stealing the show in 16 bars. Rumored album closer, Jamie XX-produced “The Ride,” somehow remains un-leaked.
Drake’s debut Thank Me Later leaked less than two weeks before it was released in June 2010. It sold anyway, about a million and a half copies (in the US) to date.
Will you listen to the leak or wait to buy Take Care? Like the songs you’ve heard? Take it to the comments!