Drake- “Look What You’ve Done” Take Care (R.I.P To Drake’s Grandmother)

“…my father living in Memphis now he can’t come this way,
Over some minor charges and child support that just wasn’t paid.
Damn, boo-hoo, sad story, black american dad story”

As you may already know, Drake’s sophomore album Take Care leaked on Sunday night. The album exceeded all my expectations; it really is amazing. I highly recommend pre-ordering it.  One of my favorite songs on the album is “Look What You’ve Done”. This song is a dedication to his family, and how they helped him become who he is today. The instrumental is merely piano music with no drums or beat, which makes the song very emotional and beautiful. On the first verse of the track, Drake talks about his mother and their relationship, including an explanation of a fight they had. The second verse is dedicated to his uncle (or aunt, we still don’t know for sure); he talks about how he encouraged Drake to always follow his dreams. The song ends with either his mother or grandma talking about him (there is much debate about this across the internet, but I think it’s his grandmother)  This is one of the realest songs you’ll hear in hip-hop; Drake shows us once again how great he is at connecting emotions to his music.

Download: Look What You’ve Done (Left Click, “Save Link As”)

Read the lyrics to “Look What You’ve Done” on Rap Genius.

At the end of this song there’s a voicemail from Drake’s Grandmother that says.

Hi Aubrey, I’m here sitting with my son having a little talk
And he knows how to get in touch with you now
To let you know how grateful I am for your help
In keeping me in this, in this comfortable place
All I can say, Aubrey, is I remember the good times we had together
And the times I used to look after you
And I still have wonderful feelings about that
So God bless you, and I hope I’ll see you…

  34 comments for “Drake- “Look What You’ve Done” Take Care (R.I.P To Drake’s Grandmother)

  1. November 8, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    lol this song is about his grandmother..not his mother.

    • November 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM

      The songs definitely about his mother, Drake frequently mentions his mother in interviews and talks about how close their relationship is, he even mentions her in the song Successful. He also talks about his mother being sick in this song.

      • Raffi
        November 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM


  2. Melanie
    November 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    1st Verse :Is About His Mother
    2nd Verse :Is About His Uncle
    His Grandmother Is The One Talking At The End

    • Raffi
      November 12, 2011 at 2:01 PM

      it says that in the write up, he’s just not 100% sure who was talking at the end of the song

  3. jack k.
    November 13, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    It’s his grandma at the end because she says she’s sitting with her son (drake’s dad) and he can get in touch with drake now. Also his mom isn’t that old.

    verse 1 – mom
    verse 2 – uncle
    verse 3 (the phone call) – grandma (his dads mom)

    • June 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      The women talking at the end is Drake’s grandmother (his mother’s mom). When she says she was with her son she was refering to Drake’s uncle A.K.A the man in the 2nd verse.

  4. Amy
    November 14, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    The end is his grandmother she says, Hello Aubrey (his real name) and says she is sitting with her son, his father.

  5. JuiceBoxx
    November 16, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Verse One – its for his mother
    Verse Two – is for his uncle
    Verse Three – the phone call from his grandmother talking about his dad .

  6. tia
    November 21, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    lol this song isnt about his mother! listen to the lyics, its probaly about his ex-girlfriend

    • Sinead
      January 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

      Definitely not it’s about his mum , uncle and grandma at the end
      But I see where ur comin frm coz he does mention being in love with 2 different girls but those were just probably referencing to the time he was with them at that particular age or phase of his life 🙂

    • Myeshia
      February 6, 2012 at 9:48 PM

      Definately not about his ex-girlfriend.

  7. Jake
    November 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Listen to the lyrics… He says “even though your my dads sister” I wonder how that works on a family tree. Who does that make this person to Drake? I wonder.

    • November 23, 2011 at 9:24 PM

      the lyric your talking about is actually : “Know that I’m your sister’s kid”
      which means that he could be talking about his Aunt OR Uncle.

      Also, in the same verse he says “it worked out, man”
      I doubt his Aunt is a man.

      • MzVenus
        March 14, 2012 at 12:16 PM

        Thank you! SOMEBODY paid attention to the lyrics and used deductive reasoning besides me! LOL!

  8. Makaila Ireland
    November 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    what exactly is it that his grandmother is saying at the end?

    • November 23, 2011 at 9:27 PM

      I provided a link to the lyrics

  9. wilson
    November 22, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    the first verse is his mother second one is his uncle n the person on the phone is his aunt because his dad is black n the lady clearly sounds like n old white lady n if it was his grandma y would she say her son wen she could say his father duuuh

  10. wilson
    November 22, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    scratch that the first verse his mother the second his aunt and the voicemail is his grandmother….. thats exactly who hes talkin bout…. there u go perfect n correct… 🙂

  11. elijah
    December 13, 2011 at 2:47 AM

    The women at the end is his mother, because she says “Im sitting here with my son Aubrey” ,which is Drakes first name.

    • Jay
      December 13, 2011 at 2:51 AM

      y dumb ass it was his grandmother she said hi aubrey im sitting with my son

  12. tylermac94
    December 13, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    The first verse is deff. about his mother. – “You get the operation you dream of, and I finally send you to Rome”. Second is about his Uncle Steve (Mom’s brother). – “Know that I’m your sister’s kid…” Also in the song, “The Winner” on his mixtape, he says “Thanks to my uncle steve, my hero who always saved us, I could never give back everything you gave up..”

    The confusion of it being about girls/girlfriends, is because when he says “im in love with nebby/jade…” but he’s only talking about the girl that he is in love with at the time period that he is singing about.

    • Sinead
      January 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      That is 100% right ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      • nicholas yelverton
        February 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM


  13. Prettie Black
    January 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Ok.. the first is about his mom.
    The second first is about his dad… then he talks about his uncle and how he looked up to him. The last verse w/ his grandmother on the voicemail ,LISTEN TO THE SONG AGAIN.

  14. Prettie Black
    January 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM


  15. Drake's girl
    February 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Whoever said that the voicemail says “Im sitting here with my son Aubrey” must sit their ass down cause it says “hi Aubrey I’m here sitting with my son having a little talk” And secondly the first verse is about his MOM the second verse about his UNCLE who died last year and the voicemail is his GRANDMOTHER. END OF DISCUSSION

  16. nicholas yelverton
    February 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    umm to let yell know he is talking about his aunt and the end is his aunt cause she took care of him really. if you listen to the song he says clearly in the song….”even tho that im your sisters kid it still dosent explain the love that you have for me”

  17. ItalianStallion
    March 17, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    97.4% of fucking people here are mad fucking stupid mad, real talk. Drake’s real name is Aubrey. That is a grandmother talking at the end, can you tell by the tone and the speech?

    I believe that’s his grandmother, on his mother’s side. Just because she says “sitting with my son” doesn’t mean it’s Drake’s dad. Could very well be a fucking brother of Drake’s mom aka an uncle to Drake from his mother’s side of the family.

    This song is mad real, and that shit made me tear up like a mother fucker when I heard it at the end. Mad deep, and he got mad respect from me now.

  18. Shabeatrice Sumlin
    March 24, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    This is about his grandma and his mom the first verse is about his mom and the phone call is avtually his mom he says it in a million interviews

  19. Kristi
    April 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Love this song , me and my sister cried together listening to it , reminds us of our mother . LOVEE

  20. Tara
    June 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    This ENTIRE song is about his AUNT. In verse 2 he says & I quote EVEN THOUGH I’M YOUR SISTER’S KID, IT STILL DON’T EXPLAIN THE LOVE THAT U HAD FOR ME. . . The lady on the phone call is also HIS AUNT. she was sitting g with her son/Drake’s cousin. . . Only thing said about dad was that he basically was a deadbeat. & NOTHING ever mentioned about his mom or either grand mother. Take a 2nd listen ppl. this song was dedicated to his moms sister

  21. Tashay
    June 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    That is his grandma because she first says Hi Aubrey I’m sitting with my son which is Drake’s dad.Drake is the only child so how can that be his mother

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