Drake Says He Ditched Club Anthems For Storytelling On "Take Care"

Drake sits down with VEVO to speak on his album "Take Care" and attempting to tell a story with his latest release.

Rather than consisting of club bangers, songs for the ladies or any other particular type of song Drake says he was more concerned with making songs that tell a story on his sophomore album Take Care.

The rapper spoke in-depth with VEVO and described what exactly he was trying to document for listeners on Take Care.

“My album isn’t a collection of club anthems. It’s not 13 ‘I’m On One’s’ or 13 ‘Maybe She Will’s.’ It’s not that at all,” Drake explained during an interview with VEVO. “It’s truly a story that I’m telling with music that isn’t necessarily created to have chart positions or hit the radio. It’s more just; I really needed to tell this story.”

“The album is my attempt at retracing all the steps in a way more vivid manner than I have in the past. The best way I can describe it is I was like this kid from Toronto who just wanted it all so bad and then whenever I’m describing it to someone I’m like fast-forward to now, three years later and I’m sort of a king in this world that I exist in. But instead of fast-forwarding I kind of just watched it all and tried to document it for listeners.”

While Drake revealed that for the most part the album focuses on the high-points of stardom, “The Ride” is one song that focuses on the not so pleasant aspects of his music career.

“‘The Ride’ is a song I did that features The Weeknd. It’s kind of the only song on there that’s kind of not embracing the atmosphere fully. Every other song is like this is great and I’m happy and I wanna have fun here and I want you to know what it feels like," said Drake. "I want you to know what it took to get here and I want you to know that it’s worth it…But ‘The Ride’ is the only song where I think I just step back for a second and look around and I’m like part of this it gets kinda messed up sometimes and when will that side stop.”

Take Care was released on Tuesday, November 15th.

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88 Comments

  • Anonymous

    My friend told me you have to have female problems in order to like Drake. I got a girl and I'm happy listening to Joe Budden, J.Cole, Lupe Fiasco,Kanye and Jay Z; but not Drake It's to soft and I don't care about his music or subject matter it's kiddie pool deep and people preach it like the truth. Example: my friend was like Thank Me Later is about fame WOOOOOOWW!!! Lupe Ethered fame with one song "Superstar" and I never heard him speak on it again (well the remix closed the casket LOL). Drake talks about woman troubles listen to Mood Muzik 3 track 11 or 12 I forget. Kanye made a whole cd with baby emotions that was near masterful if you could bare it, cause it was creative. Its good for going to sleep though.... I'm Done.....

  • Jarrell

    why didnt he put club paradise on the album if wants storytelling?

  • Anonymous

    funny, we should trend this !!! #pillowtalk

  • Anonymous

    #pillowtalk= drakes album

  • Anonymous

    in no way is he storytelling like BIG AND NAS, IDK what kind of storytelling this is, this guy is messin hip hop up, not because he sucks, but becuase his feminin ways are fuckin niggas heads up, i heard the album, nigga cryin in a pillow every track. what ever happened to bein hard, keepin it real, mean muggin? album is pillow talk

  • Grandson

    Honestly I think its good that drake is trying to tell stories with his music, but I definitely think that he's got alot of work to do when it comes to doing that. His last album lacked alot of substance but hopefully drake will continue to "take care" of his albums

  • Anonymous

    dont feed the trolls haha

  • Andre Stepurlifegameup Cooper

    And also Drake fucked your bitch. GOOD DAY.__

    • YADIG??? IS THAT YOU

      I LIKE HOW YOU SOMETIMES YOU YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THERE'S TWO MEMBERS OF YA DMFF GANG, YOU DICK MOUTH FAIRY FUCKER

    • Anonymous

      Fat ass Andre Cooper. You were all over the Nas post a few weeks back talking shit at everybody that was giving him props and now you think that adding a middle dumb ass name makes you a g? You contradict yourself you poor waste of human flesh, and sir, are a hypocrite. Make up your mind. You sound like a bitter hater right now, and you're still a fat ass taking shots of hot dog water after you kill the pack of hotdogs.

  • Andre Stepurlifegameup Cooper

    All you bitch niggas are gay..... Drake gets 70-100 comments on every post.... I think them niggas calling him gay are closet homosexuals ...... Kill yourself

    • NONO

      Dick riding is gay, and that's exactly what you do. Drake fucked your bitch? Gay comment. Drake gets 70-100 comments? Another gay comment. See the pattern..Or maybe your just another cornball who thinks he's cool just because he listens to hip hop. I wonder.

  • YADIG THE FAGGET

    @YADIG STOP DICK RIDING BITCH,U HORNY FAGGET

  • YADIG

    I'M SUCH A HORNY FAGGOT

  • yerrrr

    first of HAHAHAHAHAHAHA some of ya ll nigs comments are fnny as fck. The 3 butterlfy one and some others lol Drake seriously, I only fck w u when u on that club shit. Fck everything else. You been fortunate anyways u put it. You been making money from tv and now music for a while. I wanna hear club shit FROM YOU, thats what you here for, if I want substance or lyrics I m going with Slaughterhouse and other rappers. I have the solution for Drake's next album... do a "gift and the curse" type double album. One for club shit and one for chicks, call ti a wrap nig

  • YADIG

    D.M.F.F. BABY !!!! WE JUS LIKE YMCMB DICK MOUTH FAIRY FUCKERS FOR YOU LAMES THAT DON'T KNOW

  • YADIG

    THEY KNOW THEY KNOW THEY KNOW, THAT I LOVE THAT PIC WIT WEEZY, TOUNGE KISSIN BABY, WISH I COULD HAVE ALL THREE, LET DRAKE PEE ON ME N THEY KNOW, WEEZY HITN ME FROM BEHIND WHILE I'M SUCKIN BABY AND GETTIN PEE'D ON FROM DRAKE WAY>>>>>>THAN GAY-Z FUCKIN BEYONCE

  • YADIG

    I HATE MYSELF. I HAVE A WACK LIFE. I TICKLE MY ANUS TO LIL WAYNES HOW TO LOVE. I WONDER HOW HIS BRIEFS SMELL. OHH YEAH...CASH MONEY...TICKLE MY CHOCOLATE STARFISH...THATS THE STUFF...

  • Anonymous

    Whateva Drake...whateva...

  • Anonymous

    Makaveli Storytelling = real ni**a shit Drake Storytelling = suburban oreo bullshit

  • the doc

    listen yall ill admit...Drakes substance isnt there. He does connect at a deeper level though and yall cant deny his flow. You also cannot deny this album. The songs stay witchu. Now you can compare it to harder rappers thats fine. But at the end of the day its a good fuckin album

  • Drop Team

    I just bought Take Care and his shit is a classic.

  • Anonymous

    I do not see any difference, it sounds like club shit to me. Do not know what hes talking about, he still sounds like an idiot. I want to like this cat and I try. But I flat out cannot get into his music at all. My little sister likes him though. I will stick with Nas, Raekwon, Big Daddy Kane and others.

  • YADIG

    50 TYSON COULD OUT RAP DRAKE YOUNG MONEY COULDNT WRAP CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

  • YADIG

    Nas Storytelling = real shit Drake Storytelling = how wet his pussy is Yo that comment killed me hahaha. Them tight pants over at YM got it affecting the circulation to the brain.

    • YADIG

      THEY KNOW THEY KNOW THEY KNOW, THAT I LOVE THAT PIC WIT WEEZY, TOUNGE KISSIN BABY, WISH I COULD HAVE ALL THREE LET DRAKE PEE ON ME AND THEY KNOW, WEEZY HITN ME FROM BEHIND WHILE I'M SUCKIN BABY AND GETTIN PEE'D ON FROM DRAKE WAY>>>>>>THAN GAY-Z FUCKIN BEYONCE

    • YADIG

      SORRY GUYS I CAN B A FAG SUMTIMES

    • YADIG

      YO WHY YOU BITCH NIGGAS USING MY NAME TALKIN SHIT. THATS SOME BITCH SHIT. CUZ YOU NIGGAS HATE ON DRIZZY CUZ HES BEASTIN FUCKIN UR GIRL UR SISTA AND UR MOMS. DRIZZY WILL OUT RAP WHO EVER UR FAVORITE RAPPER IS. BELEE DAT. REALEST RAPPER OUT NOW = DRIZZY DRAKE. BELEEEEEEEEE DAT PERIOD. THE LAST TIME U BITCH NIGGAS SEEN SOME PUSSY IS WHEN U CAME OUT UR MOMS STANKY HAIRY SNATCH. I'LL STILL GET UP ALL IN UR MOMS LIKE WHOS UR DADDY BITCH, YEA SHE LIKE IT LIKE THAT

  • YADIG

    SOMEONE SHOULD OF STOPPED HIM MAKING MUSIC PERIOD... HOW MANY MORE LOVE ALBUMS WE GOING TO HEAR FROM THIS WACK ASS FAGGOT YOUNG MONEY SUCKS

    • Anonymous

      YOU FUCKEN FAGGET SHUT THE FUCK UP.,GO TO A GAY SITE AND STOP ALL YOUR HOMO COMMENTS

    • guerilla jones

      this dude either broke your heart,or you want to suck his dick,get over it,if you dont like it go back to listening to whatever the fuck you listen to.If Drake is the pussy of rap,then your the Drake of internet magazines...

  • David Peralta

    Drake needs to keep his mouth shut. This is why people dislike him so much. Doesn't this kid have a manager? What is he doing to his client? lol

    • Swordz

      For real someone needs to step in and stop this nigga from talking. Ok, so the music is emo and metro ... we get. Everything needs balance But crying about every thing to every camera on every interview every 5 mins... it's embarrassing.

    • YADIG

      SHUT THE FUCK UP BITCH! LOOKIN LIKE A FUCKIN BASEHEAD!!! U DON'T KNOW SHIT BOUT MUSIC TRICK!

  • Bongani Malik Mazibuko

    Drakes -Take Care(im fragile)is the theme music for fairies about to go to war with pixies

  • Look Here

    Damn son, when I clicked on this link, like 3 butterflies flew right out the screen. That's spme shit yo.

  • 954broward

    he only saying this cuz he realizes he only has 1 good song on his album. so hes tring to make it snd lyk he meant to do that

  • BAZ

    Nas Storytelling = real shit Drake Storytelling = how wet his pussy is What the fuck is wrong with hip-hop nowdays.

    • NONO

      @YADIG LOL!!!! Niggas mad because he told the truth. What does the 90's have to do with it? LOL!!!! Fine females and money? I think that's been the trend since the first man. You just dream about Drake in your sleep, and anything that interrupts that dream makes you angry. I get it.LOL!!!And Nas rocked the clubs a lot longer than Drake. Stop listening to what people say, they used to criticize Nas for doing club music and now they call him a conscious rapper. You are confused...And if crying over women every song ain't boring, maybe you are more of a woman than you think you are. FACT!!!

    • Captain

      No! Discussion not over! Nas is the illest. The End.

    • YADIG

      TAKE CARE & THA CARTER IV= TIMELESS MUSIC! DISCUSSION OVER!!

    • Anonymous

      Young, fresh, fuckin fine females, and gettin money. Many dope hip hoppas have portrayed this same message for years without being dumbed down. The problem with the shit that you faggots listen too now is that its all cookie cutter. Niggas don't make Classic ie. TIMELESS music. Who's gonna listen to this bullshit in 10 years? After 10 days you all already forget about a song.

    • YADIG

      FUCK THAT BULLSHIT.. WAKE UP! IT'S A NEW DAY!! IT AIN'T THE FUCKIN 90'S ANYMORE NIGGA.. RIGHT NOW IT'S ABOUT BEING YOUNG AND FRESH.. SPITTIN HOT SHIT NONE OF THAT BORING ASS SHIT.. FUCKIN FINE FEMALES AND GETTIN MONEY.. THAT NAS STORYTELLIN BULLSHIT DON'T FLY IN THE CLUB!! FACT!

    • Anonymous

      @YADIG you clown ass nigga, no respect for the culture at all. know your hip hop history you deluded faggot. I bet you dont even know who Big Daddy Kane and Rakim are.

    • YADIG

      SHUT UP NIGGA! GO TAKE THAT OLD HEAD SHIT BACK TO THE 90'S BITCH!

  • YADIG

    YA'LL JUST MAD CUZ DRAKE FUCKED YO BITCH!

  • Anonymous

    story telling my ass..dudes straight r&b/pop shit too, raps less n less as fags let him get farther in the game...

  • Broward County

    This Shane Battier- lookin' emo rapper needs to go see psychiatrist. He's like, SO in touch with his feelings! We get it already, man... Damn!

  • YADIG

    WAYNE & DRAKE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PAC & BIGGIE (FACE THE FACTS IT'S A NEW DAY & AGE)

    • NONO

      Time has nothing to do with talent. The biggest difference is that back in the day cornballs couldn't voice an opinion without gettin their ass whooped, because the internet wasn't poppin'. We wouldn't allow soft as niggas in hip hop. Now yall runnin round wit ya chest out... If maturity equals boring to you, then you are gonna be one of these 25 year old niggas actin like their 15...LOL!!!!

  • YADIG

    LIL WAYNE & DRAKE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FAG MEETS FEEBLE

  • YADIG

    LIL WAYNE & DRAKE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GAY-Z & GAYNE WEST

  • YADIG

    DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE FAGGOTS ASS HATERS ON HIPHOPDX.. THEY JUST MAD YM ON TOP!! HA!

  • YADIG

    DRIZZY U GOT ANOTHER CLASSIC!!

  • Mr Flamboyant

    I guess I might have to break down and listen to this album. I might regret it later though. I didn't like the first joint at all. It was cool but it was madly overhyped and overrated. The sequencing was nice. I don't know what to say about this cat Drake. He's soft as pudding and baby shit. He shows introspection. He actually is giving himself to his audience per se. But man...can't you do that in a masculine way? Everything seems so damn feminine with him. Jesus was a man's man...so why can't you be? I don't know really. All of the songs I heard were very subpar with the exception of the Lord Knows joint. However, it might be a case where the album needs to be listened to in its entirety as I prefer. But I'm guessing this is gonna be some more "get it to the public cause they're gonna suck it up" shit. Mainstream doesn't make albums anymore it seems...they make a collection of bullshit songs to get radio spins. I don't know. I'll probably peep the album out and regret it later.

  • Travion Coker

    This album was dope though. Can't even fake.

  • G

    someone gets some fame and you all are the first to hate on it. this album is nasty. you are all just hatin cuz he got famous twice and most of you wont get famous once.

    • Anonymous

      haha it aint ever about fame its about being soft and bandwagoners i love having a good taste in music haha some of yall spendd ur days listening to bullshit tracks no taste at all it takes a nobody to put a drake song on

    • Anonymous

      Or they just hate it because the no sub-par music when they hear it. NOthing to do with fame. Wack is wack. Is it a bad album? no. Is it wack for a hip-hop album? yes.

  • A-Game

    Does he really think he ditched club songs for storytelling? That shit is full of club songs

  • Anonymous

    I mess with this record so heavy and I'm the biggest Cole fan. Dont deprive yourself of this album. Only half hearted hip hop fans could hate this album. This is a gift to the game.

  • Bigfoot89

    Why is this dude so depressed, is it because he realises how emotional he is? His clown ass needs to chill out and just do hip hop properly instead of bitching to a magazine when fans question your intentions. Dont start singing about catching bodies in Headliners if niggas know you used to being a soft ass lyricist...its like the matrix for some of these new rappers

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if theres unreleased tracks....

  • PERFECT LEXITRON WAXED EYEBROWS AND SHAVED LEGS

    meTROSEXUALS!!!!! let us UNITE AND CONGREGATE HERE TO STAND AGAINST THOSE WHO OPPOSE US AND OUR BEAUTIFUL CHARACTARISTICS!

  • Anonymous

    If this album shows you what fame and being rich is like keep me waaaaay the fuck away from it. I see why famous people use coke so much...If its as boring as this album you need a shitload o' cocaine to stay awake.

  • YADIG

    EAT A DICK BITCH!! U MAD CUZ YM GETTING THIS MONEY AND THEY ON TOP... U IN UR MOM'S BASEMENT JERKING OFF TO ME FUCKIN HER!!! FAGGOT!!! WAYNE IS THE BEST DISCUSSION OVER!

  • Anonymous

    Your a faggot.. They don't know you exist. Go lick Wayne's asscrack if you haven't already..

  • YADIG

    YOUNG MOOLA WE DA BIZZE$$! DO YA THANG DRIZZY!! WAYNE IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE AND DRAKE FOLLOWS!! FUCK ALL THE OLD HEAD BULLSHIT! WE GOT THIS!

  • Anonymous

    Was it bedtime stories cause this album puts me to sleep

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