November 15, 2011
There hasn’t been an artist with a run like Drake’s in my lifetime, if ever. Ten years of hits, ten years of relevancy, ten years of dominance. A decade and counting and no signs of slowing down.
Throughout his career, the former actor and Lil Wayne protege has never been one to shy away from his emotions especially when it comes to the opposite sex. That couldn’t have been more apparent than in 2011 on his sophomore LP Take Care. Produced by friend and longtime collaborator Noah “40” Shebib, Drake delivered confident, bleeding heart raps over melancholy beats. Looking back here are my top 10 favorite quotables from Take Care.
1. “I’m hearing all the jokes, I know they tryna push me. I know that showin’ emotion don’t ever mean I’m a pussy. Know that I don’t make music for niggas who don’t get pussy, so those are the ones I count on to diss me or overlook me.” – Lord Knows
2. “A lot of niggas came up off of a style that I made up, but if yall you hear is me then who should I be afraid of.”- Lord Knows
3. “I’m allergic to broker prescription straight to the paper”- Rick Ross Lord Knows
4. “We talked casually about the industry & how the women be the tastemakers for the shit we makin”- Kendrick Lamar Buried Alive Interlude
5. “The way you walk, that’s me. The way you talk, that’s me”- Shot for Me
6. “I think the city that we’re from just kinda ruin things its such a small place: not much to do but talk and listen The men are jealous and the women all in competition.”- Shot for Me
7. “And I met your baby moms last night. We took a picture together, I hope she frames it”- Over My Dead Body
8. “I never really had no one like you man this all new, shit. Made the world I know bigger, changed the way that I viewed it. Had all this fighting going on at the crib you would calm me down when I lose it.”- Look What You’ve Done
9. “I can tell a lie if you askin’ me my whereabouts, but I might talk that real if you ask me what I care about.”- Under Ground Kings
10. “I’m just saying you could do better and I’ll start hating only if make me. I think I’m addicted to naked pictures and sitting talking about biches that we almost had. I don’t think I’m conscious of making monsters out of the women that I’ve sponsored until it all goes bad.”- Marvins Room