Album: If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late
Label: OVO, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic, Aspire
Release Date: February 13, 2015
By: Joseph Kurbanov
Well, it’s quite astonishing that all 17 tracks on the album have made the billboard top 100; shows just how potent Drake is; that he puts on a full body of work and every song is like a single.
How exciting was the fact that it dropped out of nowhere. I remember scrolling through my Instagram feed and everybody’s posting “if you’re reading this, it’s too late”. I see the album cover like 50 times, go to iTunes, and there it is. It almost felt like it was my birthday (it was my birthday).
I would say Energy is one of my top three songs from this album. Drake’s never been known to be one of the more “lyrical” rappers out there, but on songs like Energy, he comes up with new and innovative ways to thank his haters, to talk about them and how they helped him be successful. Now that’s what all rappers do; they talk about their haters.
It doesn’t get better than the beats on this album. I love the melody on Know Yourself: the fourth track on the album. It’s such an anthem, with a hypnotic beat. Another notable song on the album is Company, featuring Travis Scott. I love the fact that Drake reached out to Travis Scott. He hasn’t really hit the mainstream as hard as other rappers out there but his beats are awesome. Travis brought his style and his warm and deep synthesizers to this track and Drake’s voice floats perfectly on it.
Every song on this album is memorable in its own way. Let’s see what Drake has in store for his upcoming album…