New Music: Drake f/ Rihanna – ‘Take Care’

Drake and Rihanna

Drake rekindles the flame with Rihanna on the title track from his sophomore album Take Care, due November 15. The repeat collaborators tell a familiar tale of love lost over the piano and drum-patterned beat, which samples Jamie xx’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care of U” and Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party.”

RiRi reaches out a hand to a vulnerable Drake. “If you let me, here’s what I’ll do/ I’ll take care of you,” she sings on the tender hook, while Drizzy says he’ll be waiting for her “when all the baggage just ain’t as heavy and the party’s over.”

The Canadian rapper took to Twitter to address the album’s premature leak. “I am not sure if the album leaked. But if it did thank god it doesn’t happen a month early anymore,” tweeted Drake. “Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time.”



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90 Comments

  1. Dwaynefighter

    LOVE it! Rih sounds great!

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  2. W

    It sounds to pop like. Hmmm i personally find it depressing thats all

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    Shade Reply:

    Amazing song…his lyricism just keeps getting better and his flow? Dang is it catchy he found the perfect flow for himself and numerous ones.

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    Wow Reply:

    @W, I was surprised at how popish it sounds. It’s alright, not what I’d expected from a Rihanna assisted track. Generally she makes a track standout (i.e. Run This Town, Love The Way You Lie, All of The Lights, Live Your Life, etc.). Definitely not an instant smash hit but could go on to do well if there’s a powerful video shot for it.

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  3. Say What

    They did it again, this will be another
    Hit from their collab together. Their other song was/is still a favorite of mine.

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  4. Shade

    Amazing song…his lyricism just keeps getting better and his flow? Dang is it catchy he found the perfect flow for himself and numerous ones.

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    jjj Reply:

    @Shade, ridiculously simple lyrics and his flow is the same one that got old after thank me later.

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    Shade Reply:

    @jjj, Come up with better bro seriously if your ant see his growth then you are an idiot

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  5. Say What

    That is what making is what making music is all about. Mixing many different sounds, beats, melodies and lyrics to make things happen to a song and add the music video to help make it come to life is the enjoyments of music + your make it happen attitude.

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  6. Kellt OJ

    come on guys what were you expecting all of the lights? lower your expectations. its a decent jam.

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    YUNG Reezy Reply:

    @Kellt OJ, thank you. someone with some real sense.

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  7. shakeLife

    If ur not compelled to get a joint bank account with the chick you met at the club last night after playing Take Care…

    I dont respect it

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  8. bknyhustle

    Take Care is kinda lacking.

    Way too much singing.

    Rozay its all on you now!!!

    God Forgives I Dont. Im ready

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    shady Reply:

    @bknyhustle, Only thing I´m really looking forward to is Hov killing Ross on his song tbh

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    jackswagger Reply:

    @shady, LMAO, me too, hov is also on jeezys album too..great year for hip hop(better than last year)

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    Ricardo Reply:

    @bknyhustle, who cares abt rozay all his albums have never done well and gfid is no exception. 50 cent and Wiz Khalifa all the way.

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    Dwaynefighter Reply:

    @Ricardo, um… All of his albums have been certified gold, selling in excess of 500,000 copies. For someone who STILL doesn’t have a major hit and isn’t mainstream like say Hov or Kanye, that’s pretty damn good!

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    Boss Reply:

    @Ricardo, u sound so stupid…ryt nw u cant compare Rozay to 50 or Wiz!!fiddy done fr gd..Wiz gd bt cant be better thn the Bawse..gt a life boy!!God Forgives i Dont Dec 13 watch out fr tht..fire fire fire

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    jjj Reply:

    @Ricardo, the fact you like 50 and wiz makes your opinion worthless

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  9. Bee

    it’s ok! not that amazing,just cool!

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    CITY Reply:

    @Bee, I AGREE

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  10. shady

    Songg is nice, not great.

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  11. Dj10

    Album sounds terrible more terrible then the first one needs to go back to his Before YM days because now his just boring

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    shesbad Reply:

    @Dj10, stfu …. stop hating

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    Dj10 Reply:

    @shesbad, im not as you saying “hating” im speaking the truth its boring same stuff different name

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    Ricardo Reply:

    @Dj10, terrible to u. Best album so far on the songs I’ve heard. Got like 6 bangers

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  12. Neon

    Take Care > Thank Me Later

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  13. dia

    hit written all over it, thanks riri and drake dedication 2 the music real music ur so special god bless u both

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  14. john

    amazing!!!!

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  15. Aka luxion

    Wat n album…wat a collab…drake jus hv 2 tke care afta 15th nov coz m gonna pirate it and thank him later

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  16. BoreasMatthews

    Ok for the blatant Jamie xx/Giil Scott-Heron sample. Pretty good!

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  17. xedos

    this is radio friendly . it will be a hit

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  18. TeamDrickiNYC

    Why are you posting leaks?:/

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  19. DrakeTakeCare

    DAMN amazing song…tbh i love this song even more than the “what’s ny name”collabo!!!! take care definetly >>> thank me later..and that was a hot album though

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  20. Billionaire

    I like how drake is so real & showing his vulnerable! Love how rihanna on this!

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  21. DJInVincible74

    Best Drake track ever. It sounds fresh and not like all of the other cookie-cutter R&B/Hip-Hop tracks out there these days. Most of these tracks lack inspiration and stick with the same sluggish beat formula that hurt the genre as evidenced on the Hot 100 chart. Seven years ago, a lot of R&B/Hip-hop tracks peaked much higher on the Hot 100 than they have been lately. I think the lack of variety in sound and the refusal of the audience to accept uptempo record by ignorantly dismissing them as “too Pop” is to blame. Remember when House music started out? It was all the rage on Urban radio. Now days, you don’t hear a single track over 120 BPM in regular rotation except on a fluke.

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  22. Fan Of A Fan

    i love it

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  23. Dee Eugene

    At first, I was a little worried about “Take Care” because the songs I heard weren’t really doing anything for me. However, this song is actually pretty good and has me excited for the album once more. Kudos to Drake and Rihanna.

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  24. Sakinha

    WOW Rihanna and drake again! <3

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    supadupa Reply:

    @Sakinha, drake is hella ugly and ri is hot so seeing them together is like like seeing a piece of shit next to a pot of gold

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @supadupa, lmaoooo. yeah true drake is not that good looking but rihanna is hot. somehow they still make a good couple

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  25. EL

    The subtlety and the layers of this song will lend to its long shelf life and its bigger potential. Even if it’s not a huge What’s My Name type of monster-hit, it will have a huge fan following and become a classic favorite in his discography.

    Think about all the songs that are beloved out of Jay-Z and Kanye’s catalogs that were never chart smashes, but loved by millions. I rest my case.

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    wtf Reply:

    @EL, this song is terrible so that just proves how terrible drake is

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  26. Jordan

    Rihanna sounds drowsy. But it’s really good.

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  27. Moo

    Posting leaked music lol

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  28. Ron'do

    this song is just OOOOOOKAYYY. JCole raps about real life shit that you can relate to, not just about some stoopid girl breaking your heart. Watch the throne & Cole World are the best raps albums this year. Even Finally Famous is good.

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    Shade Reply:

    @Ron’do, If you think love isn’t real life shit than I feel sorry for you my dude. Like he said he doesn’t make songs for niggas who don’t get pussy.

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    Alright Reply:

    @Shade, Love is real life but love isn’t a everyday or every other week thing. So he don’t need to discuss it on almost every song about a different girl!

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    Triniti Reply:

    @Ron’do, Same thing I’ve been trying to tell these stans.

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    TeamDrickiNYC Reply:

    @Ron’do, Since when is heart break not real life shit? You need to go to a J Cole post and get the fuck outta here.

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  29. RDK

    nice.

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  30. Sharp Tongue

    I really like this song its different.

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  31. Way2Go

    nice duo!! I love drake and my girl rihanna

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  32. @WillNomNoms

    Love this song. Def different then most of the shit out there. It’s refreshing to hear something like this. Sampling Jamie XX is a smart move. It’s smooth and an awesome winter jam. Rihanna sounds really good on this. Glad to see her using her lower register and using it so well too. Hopefully she can keep getting better live too. Can’t wait to see them perform this and for the video.

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  33. thecool

    Really upset about this leak

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  34. thecool

    not the song just the fact of the leak

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    @WillNomNoms Reply:

    @thecool, nowadays it’s nearly impossible for an album, especially an album as big as this one, to not leak. Leaking doesn’t mean the album won’t sell. Thank Me Later leaked too and I think it leaked much earlier than Take Care did. I’m sure this album will sell 400,000+ and will be #1. Bet on it.

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  35. Jfenty

    Yess it finally came out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. YOLO

    Nice.. especially the middle part with the drums. But I like Crew Love more.

    Take Care >>>>>>>>> C4. The intro’s sample of TC is too good. That is all so buy that album on Nov15.

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  37. Ricky V

    This has no memorable hook. Love it. It’s chill and “radio friendly” in terms of lyrics and being relatable but you won’t be on radio with no memorable hook.

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  38. @chrischris1992

    Please make sure that as true Drake fans you still purchase his singles and his albums. Most people do not realize that when people do not buy music he will not create as much new music, and will not have a good of producers working on his songs! This album debuts on the 15th of November and I hope all of you still go out and buy the album! “Take Care”

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  39. p.s my cookies slippery

    This is different sound on rihannas part

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    COMMANDEROFTHEDANCEFLOOR Reply:

    @p.s my cookies slippery, rihanna sounds good on it, and i love the song even more because she actually co wrote this.

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  40. Samantha

    this is so smooth. love it.

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  41. boom

    I love this track i love it please make it a singel!

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  42. JHP

    This song is awesome, the album is amazing way better than Thank Me Later every other album this year, with the only true competition being Watch The Throne, I’m definitely copping Nov. 15th

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    supadupa Reply:

    @JHP, please do not mention anything drake related to WTT in the same sentence.

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  43. Kyle

    This song is going to take time to grow on me…it’s alright on first listen but nothing special.

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  44. tb

    weak

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  45. Quadez

    Gil Scott on the sample!!! Mannnn…

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  46. Songstress

    Drake is a lyricist…if you don’t know he has won himself a BMI award for his incredible lyrics. He’s being absolutely creative which a lot of people can’t seem to do these days and him and Rihanna make magic to me….very unique duo !

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    wtf Reply:

    @Songstress, he won the award because of popularity…awards don’t mean talent anymore and drake is NOT a lyricist by any means seriously he has simple lyrics I thought everyone knew that by now…LMFAO Drake creative???? call lupe, cudi, j.cole creative they are real lyricist drake’s voice got really annoying after a year to me.

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    EricNova Reply:

    @wtf, You right.

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  47. EricNova

    Not impressed by this track and much less by most of the tracks of the album. I guess it may just have to grow on me. He’s definitely tryin’ to sound fresh but despite his efforts the album still lacks some freshness and falls flat in the end. I also don’t get the whole talk about his lyrics. I don’t really understand the background of most songs and others never really excite me. The guy should start expanding his lyricist view if he is to gain the respect of many like me.

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    Shade Reply:

    @EricNova, Why would he want to gain the respect of idiots like you and and wtf? If you can’t see how much of a lyricist he is than I’m sorry you just don’t know lyricism. If you can’t relate to his songs I get if but if your can’t be unbiased when listening to music than don’t listen to music.

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    wtf Reply:

    @Shade, you want to see real lyricism listen to lupe fiasco and pusha t real complex lyrics REAL lyricist hide messages behind the main message never once has drake had me thinking what he meant in any of his songs meanwhile pusha t and lupe have me studying their songs……..do you even know what a lyricist is??

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  48. danae

    damb i thought drake liked nicki minaj

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  49. danae

    i love nicki minaj and katy perry !!! :) <3

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  50. jj

    this song will chart if they make it a single overall i give his cd take care a b+.. people say he is to emotional or simple because they wanna hear some violent street rap and that’s not drake and personally im tired of hearing that repetitive shyt
    how many different ways can you rap about being hood??
    anywayz this CD is probably the best resemblance to the so far gone mixtape that got him big in the first taste
    I enjoyed it

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  51. jj

    *place

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  52. Alright

    This is so sad! He need go back to the drawing board on this song. Nicki plz remix this bs!

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  53. 310j

    this song is whack..people are just saying its good because its drake and rihanna(thats the problem with music now)..rihanna sounds horrible and the beat is way too pop for drake..its not good and yall know it!!!!!

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    jj Reply:

    @310j, or people just like the song because it actually sounds good to THEM
    music is subjective no opinion is wrong or right what you like i may think sucks
    please kill that shyt

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    310j Reply:

    @jj, Shut Up, because if this was some other not so big artists such as big sean and christina millain..the majority of comments here would be whack, wtf?,or next. It doesnt have a damn thing to do with opinion, if that was the case rihanna wouldn’t have as many number 1′s that she has, because we all know she can’t sing.

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  54. don't hate yoz

    damn Somebody is trying to leak all of his Freaking damn song out before the album come out WTF PPl Need to stop leaking SHit out before the album come out Dang

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  55. Emkay

    The best song I’ve heard this year so farrrrr, the African drums just add so much drama and Rihanna sounds so sincere and so vulnerable…” I’ve loved then I’ve lost”,and Drake’s rhymes are epic…..amazing

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  56. Jay

    I personally haven’t been a huge fan of Drake, but this is seriously one of the best songs I’ve ever heard. LOVE IT! Can’t stop listening to this for real. They sound really great together on this song. Gotta be a single!

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  57. Kaley Rodriguez

    Bad ahhh Song !

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  58. Stephanie

    I LOVE this tracks beat. Its house music and i know this song is going to be hot in South Africa and plus it is December. Its the best time in South Africa cause its summer. We love black house tracks. And im sure they got some inspiration from house music. Wa Rocka

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  59. cheating

    cheating…

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