Drake Takes Over
by Rhapsody | November 16, 2011
Drake is the man of the hour. This week the Toronto rapper/singer/sensitive lothario finally unveils Take Care, his second album, capping a meteoric rise that began in earnest with 2009's So Far Gone mixtape; continued with last year's major-label debut, Thank Me Later ("Shut It Down" is still incredible, BTW); and surged further this year thanks to high-profile guest spots, most notably on DJ Khaled's summer anthem "I'm on One." So here's how we're celebrating: an in-depth look at the delicious ambience but uneasy sexual politics of Take Care itself, a playlist of the singles and deep cuts Drake had a hand in this year, a celebration of his Young Money crewmates Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, and more. Enjoy.