Drake Fans Want Take Care 2. Can We Blame Them?
Last night. fans of Drake started speculating a new classic in the making. By the facial appearance of the Toronto legend, fans have been reminded of the true glory days. Drake’s 2011 release Take Care is arguably regarded as his sole classic album. It was when he became a cultural icon; launching himself onto superstar status. The album initiated countless numbers of #SadDrake memes online and where the cringe-worthy YOLO thing started. It had every listener shamelessly in their feelings. Of course, Drake’s career has only grown bigger since then, but the Take Care era came without any outside drama. The artistic integrity and the craftsmanship of the record couldn’t have been any better. It was a moment for him that lasted well into the following couple of years. Drake was the newest hip-hop superstar.
After a couple solid albums later, Drake’s career has been based entirely on hit singles. Views was claimed many Drake fans as a disappointment, yet it the platinum album consisted of massive hits like “One Dance,” “Controlla,” and “Hotline Bling.” The album came and went, but thanks to those singles, Drake’s status as the kingpin of hip-hop remained. This wasn’t really the case for his “playlist” More Life, though. The highest charting single of that release was “Fake Love” and the rest of the singles didn’t really do much of anything.
Arguably, there hasn’t been a Drake album that has as much profundity since Take Care. There were barely any brash mafioso raps. There was just pure, decadent, and honest emotion. Drake certainly has every right to not to reveal that type of vulnerability again but that raw emotion is what his brand was initially built on. We can’t blame Drake fans for wanting an album as definitive as Take Care was. What Drake fans should want is an album that will be effective in longevity, despite the fact he has nothing left to prove. Hardcore Drake fans should probably stop themselves from being this gullible,