Drake Taps Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, & His Emotions for ‘Take Care’

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Drake took hip-hop by storm with his platinum-selling debut. But he’s not letting the success get to his head. The Canadian rapper returned home to record his sophomore album Take Care, and offered a sneak peek into the low-key recording sessions.

Young Money’s breakout star invited Rolling Stone to preview several tracks in various stages of completion. “I hate singles. … With this album, I want to tell a whole story,” explained the 24-year-old of the follow-up to Thank Me Later. “I don’t want people to just hear a piece and judge the album on that.”

He has been recording in longtime producer Noah “40″ Shebib’s studio in Toronto. “This is home,” he said. “If I’m in a big expensive studio, it starts messing with my head about what kind of music I should be making.”

With his second offering, he’s taking it slow and delving further into his emotions. “I wasn’t able to slow down and realize what was going on around me,” he said of his debut. “The whole process has been about slowing life down and really pinpointing emotions.”

Among the tracks set to make the cut is the melancholy “Shot for Me,” produced by 40, which may serve as the album’s opener. “Bitch, I’m the man,” he moans over aching synthesizers and high-hats.

Rick Ross appears on “Free Spirit,” which includes the refrain “Tat my name on you so I know it’s real,” while his YMCMB cohort Lil Wayne spits a verse on “The Real Her,” which is described as “a narcotically woozy love song with detuned pianos.”

Drake is eyeing collaborations with The Weeknd, DJ Premier, Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch, and the xx’s Jamie Smith before the project’s release on October 24.



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33 Comments

  1. Brionna

    So sick of RR features…like daym Drizzy… He shouldve tapped J.Cole

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    Ahmad Reply:

    @Brionna, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AGREE 1000% im happy with the weezy feature though<3 but he need to get new artists in the mix

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  2. YeaSheSaidIT27

    He should really try to do it with diffrent people instead of the same ones

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  3. uhuh

    LMAO HIS EMOTIONS!!! drake come out already

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    june Reply:

    @uhuh, ROFL

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  4. Jayson King

    Headlines.

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  5. john

    yay we get even more rick ross and lil wayne thanks drake not

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    daniel Reply:

    @john, thank you. too many rick ross and weezy features.. drake needs new feature’s- j cole would have been nice

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    Ahmad Reply:

    @daniel, I agree

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    Cookies! Reply:

    @Ahmad, Throw Wale on that beeetch. J. Cole, Nas, Frank Ocean, Chrisette Michele (good on Ashton Martin Music), Beyonce, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, Andre 3000, Chris Brown,and others. that to you Aubrey Graham are good additions to “Take Care”

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  7. SHOTS FIRED

    All his music sounds the same. Same ole features, same ole harmonizing. When is he gonna put out a hip hop record. This is R&B.

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    Shade Reply:

    @SHOTS FIRED,

    “all his music sounds the same” – “Do you listen to music or do you just skim through it?” – Jay-Z

    “Same ole features, same ole harmonizing” – Besides Wayne He has different features for everyone one of his projects so what are you talking about? And same ole harmonizing? Stop trying to act like you know about music boi

    “When is he gonna put out a hip hop record. This is R&B.” – The album hasn’t even come out yet….you psychic or just stupid? O_o

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  8. M4L

    Rick Ross and Weezy again? lol.

    All I’m waiting for is that The Weeknd collabo. OVOXO

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  10. Travaughn13

    Drake is my Favorite rapper/singer & I say I’m glad that his album is a ongoing Track by track. At Least have Pop Songtress JoJo on a Track. I meant, She remixed 2 Drake songs like “Houstatlantavegas” & “Marvin’s Room” Now I want to see her & Drake do A Actual Collab together. That will be great & popular!

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    adcali Reply:

    @Travaughn13, dat would b some real ish, like a back in forth duet…needs a sick direction tho

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  11. Shade

    Did has a lot of different indie artists on his album that you guys don’t even know about…yet you are saying he is collabing with all the same ole’ people?

    You guys dumb or something.

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  12. Wheelchair Jimmy

    Glad to see drake utilizing English talent with florence and jamie from the xx…he should hook up with wiley and spit over some dubstep beats

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  14. babi

    Headlines, Drizzy goin 2 steal the show he gettin back 2 business watch haters

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  15. LOL

    ima need him to grow a dick and actually rap instead of whining about girls. thats all he talks about. make a diverse album instead of always getting wayne, nicki and rick ross on every other song.

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  16. Tuneshi

    Brrreeeeeeeeeeeee………

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  17. Tuneshi

    Brrreeeeeeeeeeeee………drezzy

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  18. Crooks with Tassles

    Throw Wale on that beeetch. J. Cole, Nas, Frank Ocean, Chrisette Michele (good on Ashton Martin Music), Beyonce, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, Andre 3000, Chris Brown,and others. that to you Aubrey Graham are good additions to “Take Care”

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  19. tesiah

    damn, kinda off drake after seein this. drake dosent need to collab with weezy on every song. smh, test the boundaries. the florence welch. and jamie from the xx is a decent test tho. big fan of xx like to see what happens with that. but damn wasnt he talkin bout collabin wit andre 3000 & justin timberlake? a little played out but still would love to see dat sh*t

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  20. nicki minaj love

    should’ve put Nicki on this album.. fag. lol I love drake..can’t wait for ‘Take Care’ to drop. he’s much different from other rappers… he’s something like poet

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  21. Beyonce

    I’m really getting sick of Drake & his BS. I feel like he cares more about selling than about what the fans want.

    No one wants to hear Rick Ross. All he raps about is girls, money, & cars. Plus he’s like on every fucking song.

    This album better be fucking dope b/c from what I’m hearing it’s going to be a mainstream mess. How many love songs is he going 2 make? jeez -__-

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    LO Reply:

    @Beyonce, Yeah your right. He needs to speak on what’s real, and we just had a collaboration with him and Ross, Wayne. Maybe its a requirement be in Young Money you have to record with some from the group.

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    Roxi100 Reply:

    @Beyonce,what you mean doe???? U just said all Rick talks about is girls money and cars then you said drakes making too many love songs??you arent really a fan of him so like you said,your not gonnna like his songs! So just hush up, stop whining, and dont buy his album if its gonna be a mess!!!!

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  22. Lexx_Janay

    I cant wait to hear The Weeknd collab…thats gonna be hot!

    Oct.24 Take Care

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  23. Chavis-Alexander

    I’m a big Drake fan. I think he should collab with Adele, Lloyd (again), Jake&Papa, Eminem, Jojo, Jay-Z (again), Kid Cudi, Diggy, Kanye (again, Andre 3000 (again), J. Cole (again), J. Holiday, definitely Wale, and maybe even Jeremih. And even though its a stretch D-Pryde.

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