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Thank Me Later [Extra tracks, Import]

DrakeAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)


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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 (February 9, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Universal Japan/Zoom
  • ASIN: B003063HBU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,387,549 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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50 of 62 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "....THE GAME NEEDED LIFE, SO I PUT MY HEART IN IT" June 28, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Back in 1997, a young, up and coming rapper seemed like he was on everybody's remix, collabo & posse cut all before his first album dropped. He was the must have MC. That rapper was DMX. And he brought a new energy that had everybody hyped about his debut album. Now in 2010 we have Drake,who has been everywhere since his mixtape "So Far Gone" dropped last year. Since then he has been everywhere singing or rapping on your favorite rapper or R&B artists' song. Now its time for Drake to hold his own with his major label debut, the highly anticipated "Thank Me Later".

This is Drake's official introduction to the music world. No more buzz. No more guest collabo's. This album is all about him. And if you can get past all the hype, he did a pretty good job. Right now, he is not an A+ rapper. He's more average. His raps shine the most when he has a veteran hip hop artist on the track with him. He seems motivated on the Jay-Z-assisted track "Light Up". When Lil' Wayne shows up on "Miss Me", Drake feels like he has to compete. Young Jeezy shows up on the Aaliyah-sampled "Unforgetable", but Drake is singing most of that song. "Up All Night" shows Drake's true rapping potential over the albums hardest beat. And when he gets a chance to shine on his own, he's at his best on "The Resistance" As far as the R&B side of the album, Drake falls short in a lot of ways with the only ones any good being "Find Your Love" & "Shut It Down" ft The-Dream (Even though I had trouble figuring out who was singing which verse)

All the hype around Drake has destroyed his credibility. Its easy to dis mainstream hip hop like we did back in 1990 when MC Hammer was flying across the stage. But how many rappers today would like to sell Hammer records? How many rappers want to have top selling albums?
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars: Almost, but not as crispy as I expected. June 30, 2010
By RonDO
Format:MP3 Music
Alright, Drake's rapid rise to fame is much more warranted than other artists who come out with a monster song and fade away. If this was true, he would have been his plateau last year and he'd be in everyones rear view mirror. Instead, with MAJOR support of young money and other huge names in the biz like Kanye and Jay, he got propelled to the top quick. However, unlike other artists, he had hit after hit after hit! Also, SICK verses like on I'm goin in with weezy, say something, and lets not get it twisted, best I ever had is just one of the illest songs in a hot while. This is very characteristic of pop artists currently. Look at artists like Katy Perry, a couple cookie cutter hit songs and now she's one of the biggest pop stars in the world! Thats how it works now. The problem with hip hop is that its much more difficult to create hit song after hit song when compared to pop music. That being said, Drake has been able to put together catchy versus with a pretty sick flow that makes many of us wanting more. Also, he's different, he's form the burbs, he's educated, he doesn't have the "traditional" hip hop background; I just hope he embraces this and doesn't try to put on a fake show of being thug life, that would be a travesty. Living thug life is not prerequisite for hip hop artists. I have found that this type of lifestyle simply provides anecdotal situations to rap about. Hip hop music is bigger than ever now an it cannot and will not be reserved only for those from the hood.

Let's face it, when you hear "Kush roll, glass full, I prefer the better things.." with your speakers blasting your whole situation gets hyped. Drake sounds great rapping, without questions, he sounds like a coherent less wheezy, weezy, which is a good thing.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stick to singing hooks July 7, 2010
Format:Audio CD
It been a weird trip for Drake, as by the time of the release of Drake's first full-length album, the Canadian rapper was already a star. Therefore Thank Me Later needs to lives up to the hype and it does to a degree but not enough. Thanks to the rich and nuanced production and Drake's thoughtful, playful, and intense lyrics, Thank Me Later is a friendly, chart-topping collection of singles but also a serious examination of Drake's life that holds up as an album. However, Drake is not the hip-hop savior he was hyped to be. Instead, he flows through what should have been his energetic coming-out party, he comes off as a weird kid, missing the days when he was 19 and it was just about him and his girlfriend. Memo to Drake the days of being Jimmy from Degrassi are over.

The record mostly finds the rapper conflicted about his growing stardom and fame. He continues to splits the difference between rapping and singing, his quite serviceable voice occasionally distorted and made to sound better due to auto tune. I was really looking forward to this album since Drake had not put out a bad record since he came out but this "Thank Me Later" album is decent not good. I am disappointed, as he does not sound good on songs by himself as he only shines on features. He reminds me of Nate Dogg because he kills hooks and puts out good music with other people but he just sounds like something is missing on this album when he is solo.

So in the end if you're an huge Drake fan your going to pick this album regardless of what I think. However if your on the fence just download it from LimeWare. It is not worth paying full price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I picked this one up
After seeing Drake on SNL, I had to check out some of his material. I found this album in MP3 discounted and downloaded it. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Vaughn Bremer
5.0 out of 5 stars who doesn't like Drake cd is awesome
I bought this a while ago I still listen to Drake from time to time I love this artist and I love this CD its a cd worth buying
Published 1 month ago by Janina Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars You're Welcome.......
Continuing to demonstrate the widespread effect hip hop has gained globally, Drake is the first international hip hop artist. Read more
Published 2 months ago by L. Boki
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this for my Fiance
He loves loves loves it! I will continue to purchase from Amazon.com. All purchases have met my expectations. We are all happy
Published 3 months ago by Tera Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars gift
This was a gift. I didn't listen to it but it was well received. I think the fact that the songs were intact and not censored made it an especially appreciated cd.
Published 3 months ago by scott
1.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't work.
The cd just scratches and turns off and it was brand new. I've bought a lot of cds from amazon, even used and they have worked fine, but not this one.
Published 4 months ago by Mack Hotchkiss
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much flawless.
There's not one song on this album that I ever want to skip. But, I'm a Drake groupie, so you can't trust my opinion.
Published 6 months ago by Xenia
4.0 out of 5 stars drake review
i liked track number 13 the best. i love drake as a artist..hope to buy more drake cd at a later time.
Published 8 months ago by bernadette mickle
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
One of the best from DRAKE and a true DRAKE fan will appreciate this CD.. It's a classic and I'd buy it again and again
Published 12 months ago by AmberMose
4.0 out of 5 stars THANK ME LATER
It is in really good condition. It does not skip at all. And it is a great album. Good purchase.
Published 13 months ago by Myriame
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No CD/DVD deluxe edition?
There's no CD/DVD version of this available and probably won't be. Drake is already working on his second album.
Jun 17, 2010 by K. J. Bryant |  See all 2 posts
This album will good, but not a great or a classic one.
I think drake is being smart. He is not gearing for the urban crowd with this album...he is gearing for a more mainstream sound. He is more Kanye West than Jay-Z, but I suspect he will return to his roots. I pre-ordered the album and I look forward to it!
Jun 11, 2010 by K. J. Bryant |  See all 7 posts
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