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Drake Take Care Track By Track Review

Drake-Take Care

After a much anticipated wait, the kid known as Drizzy Drake or as some call him, ‘Wheelchair Jimmy’ from his Degrassi days is back with his sophmore effort, Take Care. Despite the success of his debut, Thank Me Later, which sold nearly 500,000 in the U.S., Drake felt like it was rushed to satisfy fans eager for more after his breakout mixtape, So Far Gone. Thus for the aptly named Take Care, Drake decided to do just that – choosing to focus more sonically on the production and subtleties that would enable him to tell the story of his new-found fame. What followed was an emotional introspective into the conscious inner thoughts and feelings that you’d expect from an Immanuel Kant writing, much less someone considered the heir to the Hip-Hop throne.

1) Over My Dead Body

Drake recruits Candian singer, Chantal Kreviazuk to set the tone for the album’s opener and she does it quite well. Chantal’s written songs for Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood thus this pairing seems atypical, but again Aubrey Graham is anything but typical. The pairing and song reminds me of his collab with Lykee Li on So Far Gone.  His slow melodic verses complement perfectly to the piano keys that accompany the  laid-back beat. The first two lines of the album paint the picture of the juxtaposition that we’ll see throughout the album.

I think I killed everybody in the game last year, F- it I was on though//And I thought I found the girl of my dreams at a strip club, F -it I was wrong though

Rating: 8.5/10 Read the rest of this entry

The Curious Case of Herman Cain

Contemporary America being the focus of this blog, it’s only fitting that we start with a look to the future. With so many people unhappy with the state of the country, the GOP have a huge opportunity to take the country back. One of the frontrunners, Herman Cain, wait never mind, that IS right, Herman Cain is still a frontrunner after this…

Now This?

You know how in high school you could easily B.S. your way on an essay question even if you had no idea. That doesn’t work in the real world, Herman. The more I watch that, the more I think of this scene from Billy Madison:

The amount of times he’s said things he regrets is piling high. Has anyone kept track of how many times he’s stated “I misspoke.” When you’re President & have to make decisions that determine the fate of the free world, the phrase “I misspoke” tends not to work. Read the rest of this entry

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