“I’m really going back to the So Far Gone where, first of all, as much as the label and people are fighting me, I’m not doing 14 songs, ’cause it doesn’t give me enough. I want to do interludes, transitions and different moments. I have an overabundance. I’ve never had this many raps.”
Going back to the sound on ‘So Far Gone’ is a good direction for Drake. That mixtape is what set him apart from all other mixtape artists. ‘So Far Gone’ is actually so good that it could have easily been released as a full album.
I really do think that ‘Thank Me Later’ is a near perfect album except for one track. Drake mentions adding interludes to ‘Take Care’, which is interesting because the only interlude on ‘Thank Me Later’ was the albums low point. I enjoy interludes a lot actually. I think they play an important role in the flow of an album, but only if they are done right.
It sounds like Drake is taking this album in a more artistic direction by having a clear vision with his content, and the crowd that he wants to reach. He also said-
“I really want to write great ‘life’ raps. I just want to write for the people and speak for my generation.”
While I feel like everyone is trying to create an album that speaks to our generation, I still am excited to hear what Drake comes up with. I think that Drake has a good style, and a lot of that is attributed to 40, his main producer, whom I assume will be a main contributer again.
All I want is for Drake to show growth on the album, in both sound and lyrically content. Both things that I am sure he’ll do.
What do you think?