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Thank Me Later

DrakeAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 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 (June 15, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cash money/Universal Motown
  • ASIN: B003K1ZF2O
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,237 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2010 debut album from the Canadian Hip Hop sensation and Lil' Wayne prot‚g‚. Thank Me Later features guest appearances from Alicia Keys, T.I., Jay-Z, The Dream, Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne. Drake has already enjoyed Top 10 chart success in the UK as a key member of the Young Money collective. You will also have heard Drake's distinctive flow on big singles from the likes of Jay-Z, Eminem, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Mary J Blige to name but a few. Born into a musical family, his father drummed with Jerry Lee Lewis, and his uncle is the legendary bass player Larry Graham.

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50 of 63 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
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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
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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
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
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Published 1 month ago by Andre
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love Drake and every single one of his CDs
I just love Drake and every single one of his CDs. This dude is so talented and hes awesome in concert!
Published 2 months ago by Betty Neini
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
The album is very good. It's different from other artist and it bring something unique to the table.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff
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I'm definitely a fan. love the music
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This album is a good one! If you are a Drake fan as I am then you will want this GOODIE!!!!
Published 3 months ago by Donald Hatfield
5.0 out of 5 stars !
You can thank me now...thank me later yeah I now what i said but later may never come so...thank me now instead
Published 3 months ago by Carlos
3.0 out of 5 stars It might as well have one track on repeat
This album is very repetitive. I bought this CD only knowing a few of his most popular songs. I found out that every song basically sounds the same. Read more
Published 4 months ago by TheDude
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 5 months 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 6 months ago by Janina Jones
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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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