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Drake Thank Me Later Preview

Updated on July 23, 2012

Thank Me Later

Drake has virtually blowup overnight thanks to his connections in the musical industry, talent, and hip-hop blogs. Following his smash hit of a mixtape So Far Gone ; Drake looks to impress with his debut album laced with star studded features.


Fireworks Overview

In this track the reoccuring themes are love, fame, and success. The entire second verse is dedicated to a one night night stand, which has been rumored to be Rihanna. The third verse addresses his parents divorces and well as his current relationship with them. The overall message of the song seems to be money can't buy happiness. Despite his tremendous Drake admits never having been in love. "I want to witness love I've never seen it close" -Drake.

Thank Me Later Preview

1. Fireworks (Feat. Alicia Keys)
(Produced By Noah “40 Shebib & Mattew “Boi-1da” Samuels)

[Drake - Verse 1]

Money just changed everything, I wonder how life without it would go

From the concrete who knew that a flower would grow

Lookin’ down from the top and its crowded below

My fifteen minutes started an hour ago

Truth over fame, you know I respect the blatant sh-t

When I hear talkin, I just don't know what to make of it

Hate is so familiar to me, I’m slowly embracing it

Doesn’t come natural, bear with me it could take a bit

Yeah, and my dreams who Im racing with

You can see Im pacin it so that Im always chasin it

Wayne put me right here, that's who I get the paper with

I hope that my success never alters our relationship

Yeah, this life is something I would die for

Octobers Own, but its lookin like July 4th

But I just wish they'd let you try it first

This time Im really goin off, fireworks

The Resistance

2. Karaoke

(Produced by Francis & The Lights) -Karaoke is a soulful track where Drake sings about his first love over an Francis & The Lights produced instrumental.

3. The Resistance
(Produced By Noah “40? Shebib & Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels)- Is set to the most rap driven track of this record. Full of similes and metaphors, this should be the album's anthem.
4. Over
(Produced By Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels & Al-Khaaliq)- The first single for the album which received mixed reviews upon release. Is a boastful Drake transitioning from young money rhymes to a singing a catchy hook.

Young Money

5. Show Me A Good Time - Catchy party song. Ayyyyyy!
6. Up All Night (Feat. Nicki Minaj)- Expect a similar sound to "Miss Me". Drake collabs with his Young Money team member to deliver a performance that should be popular with the teenage hipsters. Why do I feel like this title is a reference to what the duo were doing the night before?
(Produced By Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels)
7. Fancy (Feat. T.I . & Swizz Beatz) - Drake better hope public opinion prefers his verse over T.I.'s. Will he regret these star studded features? 
(Produced by Swizz Beatz)

8. Shut It Down

8. Shut It Down (Feat. The Dream) - An R&B ballad that is sure to captivate audiences that would normally shun from listening to this genre. This track also showcases Drake's improved vocal range which pairs nicely with The Dream.
(Produced by Omen & Noah “40? Shebib)

"ice cream conversations they all want the scoop" The Dream

9. Unforgettable (Feat. Young Jeezy) - Is the most mainstream sounding rap record on the album. Drake teams up with Young Jeezy to deliver a proformance that is so memorable it is unforgettable.
(Produced by Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels & Noah “40? Shebib)
10. Light Up (Feat. Jay-Z) - I am extremely disappointed with this track. Drake spits a forgettable verse where he blends into what sounds like a stripped down version of his 'Successful' instrumental. Jay-z however shines capturing the listeners attention from the moment he opens his mouth rapping "Owww, 'women' turn their heads like owww. I'm the man of the hoooour." The overall theme of the track is success. Drake raps about his new found fame whereas Jay-z gives Drake advice about the industry.(Produced By Tone Mason & Noah “40? Shebib)

Miss Me

11. Miss Me (Feat. Lil Wayne)

11. Miss Me (Feat. Lil Wayne)
(Produced By Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels; additional production by Noah “40? Shebib)

This track seems more like a mixtape cut than an actual album track. However, Drake and Wayne come with braggadocio filled track pulled together with a catchy hook that surprisingly makes for a solid track. This track is almost like a passing of the torch track for the duo and a final farewell to Wayne before his jail sentence. Drake 'went for for surgery now he's (I'm) back again' to represent for Young Money. While their fearless leader Lil Wayne aknowledges his department from the music scene to serve a prison sentence after being arrested for gun charges. He raps "Better write me when I'm gone". Verbally passing Drake the Young Money torch Wayne says I'll be gone 'til November but (expletive) it I ain't trippin' I know Drizzy gunna kill them."

Find Your Love


12. Cece’s Interlude

12. Cece’s Interlude- Drake sings about he longs to be normal again.(Produced by Noah “40? Shebib)

13.Find Your Love

13. Find Your Love
(Produced By Kanye West & Jeff Bhasker)

This track took a lot a criticism when it came out. A got a text message the day it came out from my rapper friend saying "this sounds like a women right's theme song." So this track is not winning over any hip-hop heads but this may be a radio smash it, we will see.

14. Thank Me Now

14. Thank Me Now - I think the title explains it all. Record is real laid back. Kanye West like slow flow. My favorite track on the album.
(Produced By Timbaland)


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    • Drew Breezzy profile image

      Drew Breezzy 5 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Yeah it is great album!

    • AgesMGMT profile image

      AgesMGMT 6 years ago from New York

      this is a great great album. Should have won hip hop album of the year.. Favorite songs are Karaoke, The Resistance, and Unforgettable.. Honestly though this and Kanye's album are the only 2 hip hop albums of last year that I still like and listen to.