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Take Care
Take Care
Studio album by Drake

Released

15 November 2011

Recorded

2010-2011 at Sterling Road Studios (Toronto, Ontario), Nightbird Studios (Hollywood, California), Never Never Land Studios (Toronto, Ontario), Metalworks Studios (Toronto, Ontario), Marvin's Room (Hollywood, California), Setai Recording Studio (Miami, Florida), Glenwood Place Studios (Burbank, California), The Hit Factory Criteria (Miami, Florida), TreeSound Recording Studios (Atlanta, Georgia) and Coma Sound (Toronto, Ontario)

Genre

Hip hop

Length

79:40

Label

Aspire, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

Producer

Boi-1da, Cortez Bryant (exec.), Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter (exec.), Chase N. Cashe, Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee, Doc McKinney, Aubrey "Drake" Graham (also exec.), Illangelo, Jamie xx, Just Blaze, Chantal Kreviazuk, Gee Roberson (exec.) Noah "40" Shebib, T-Minus, The Weeknd

Drake chronology

Previous

Thank Me Later (2010)

Next

Nothing Was the Same (2013)

Take Care is the second studio album by Canadian artist Drake, released in 2011 on Aspire Music Group, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. The album serves as a follow-up to his debut studio album Thank Me Later, released the previous year. Recording of the album took place during 2010 to 2011 with producers such as Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, T-Minus, Just Blaze, The Weeknd and Jamie xx, among others. With the album, Drake sought to record a more cohesive recording than his debut album, which he felt was rushed in its development.

Expanding on the sonic aesthetic of his debut, Take Care features an atmospheric sound that is characterised by lowkey music elements and incorporations of R&B, pop, electronica and post-dubstep styles. Drake's lyrics mostly avoid boastful raps for introspective verses that deal with topics such as failed romances, relationships with friends and family, growing wealth and fame, concerns about leading a hollow life, and despondency. The album has been noted by critics for its minimalist R&B elements, existential subject matter, conflicted lyrics, and Drake's alternately sung and rapped vocals. Becoming one of the most anticipated music releases in 2011, Take Care experienced several delays prior to its release date and was subsequently leaked to the Internet nine days before its final scheduled release. 

Upon its release, Take Care received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised its expansive production, emotional themes, and Drake's songwriting. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week. It was promoted with eight singles, all of which attained chart success. Take Care earned Drake a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in in 2013. The album has sold 2,003,000 copies in the United States as of April 2013. 

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Over My Dead Body" Drake Graham, Kreviazuk, Palman, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Chantal Kreviazuk (co.) 4:33
2. "Shot for Me" Drake Graham, Millar Blanchaer, Shebib, Tesfaye Noah "40" Shebib 3:45
3. "Headlines" Drake Graham, Palman, Samuels, Shebib Boi-1da, Noah "40" Shebib (add.) 3:26
4. "Crew Love" Drake, The Weeknd Graham, Montagnese, Palman, Shebib, Tesfaye Illangelo, The Weeknd, Noah "40 Shebib" 3:29
5. "Take Care" Drake, Rihanna Graham, Palman, Shebib, Smith Jamie xx, Noah "40" Shebib 4:37
6. "Marvins Room" Drake Beck, Eccleston, Graham, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib 8:15
"Buried Alive Interlude" Kendrick Lamar Chin-Quee, Duckworth, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee
7. "Under Ground Kings" Drake Graham, Palman, Shebib, Williams T-Minus, Noah "40" Shebib 3:32
8. "We'll Be Fine" Drake, Birdman Graham, Palman, Shebib, Williams, Williams T-Minus, Noah "40" Shebib 4:08
9. "Make Me Proud" Drake, Nicki Minaj Graham, Maraj, Palman, Samir, Seetharam, Shebib, Williams T-Minus 3:36
10. "Lord Knows" Drake, Rick Ross Graham, Palman, Roberts, Smith Just Blaze 5:08
11. "Cameras" Drake Graham, Palman, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Aubrey "Drake" Graham (co.) 7:15
"Good Ones Go Interlude" Drake Beck, Graham, Shebib, Tesfaye Noah "40" Shebib
12. "Doing It Wrong" Drake Graham, Shebib Noah "40 Shebib" 4:25
13. "The Real Her" Drake, Lil Wayne, Andre 3000 Benjamin, Carter, Graham, Shebib Noah "40" Shebib, Aubrey "Drake" Graham (co.) 5:21
14. "Look What You've Done" Drake Graham, Shebib, Woodward Chase N. Cashe, Noah "40" Shebib (add.) 5:02
15. "HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)" Drake, Lil Wayne Carter, Graham, Palman, Samir, Shebib, Williams T-Minus 3:27
16. "Practice" Drake Eccleston, Graham, Shebib, Tesfaye Noah "40" Shebib, Aubrey "Drake" Graham (co.) 3:58
17. "The Ride" Drake Graham, McKinney, Palman, Tesfaye Doc McKinney, The Weeknd 5:51

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