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”)
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…
With thousands anticipating the leak we finally get ahold of the official tracklist with the features on the album. 3 Lil Wayne appearences on Drake’s upcoming album Take Care. The Motto (Feat. Lil Wayne) will show up as one of the two bonus tracks. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and my boy Andre 3000 also have features on this sophmore album. Looks like some songs didn’t make the cut: Club Paradise and Dreams Money Can Buy. Take Care and hit the jump for the tracklist.
This is the official video for R&B singer Lloyd’s “Dedication To My Ex” featuring Lil Wayne and Andre 3000. Neither rapper seems to actually be in the video; Weezy is played by actor Wayne Brady and Andre is played by a cat. Lloyd seems to be taking a lot of influence from Cee Lo on this one….
Looks like Birdman may be wrong when it comes to the sales of ‘Tha Carter IV’. Birdman said 1 mill 1 week, but Billboard projects about 700-850K. However, that’s still amazing sales and if it gets between those figures, then ‘Tha Carter IV’ will be the second-largest frame of any album this year, behind Lady Gaga’s 1.11 million debut with “Born This Way.” Check back at the end of the week on September 4th for the full week’s sales.
Lil Wayne just-released “Tha Carter IV” album could have the second-biggest sales week of the year, as industry forecasters suggest it may sell 700,000-850,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Sept. 4.
EDIT: Looks like Weezy is getting closer and closer to platinum, he is now expected to hit over 850K in sales.