There are few albums more highly anticipated than Drake’s upcoming Take Care , but fans aren’t the only ones eagerly awaiting a listen. Drizzy’s Young Money boss Lil Wayne has yet to hear the November 15 LP in its entirety, but he’s impressed with what he has heard so far.
“I actually haven’t got a chance to listen to all of it, but I heard a few songs,” Wayne told MTV News while on the set for Birdman’s “Y.U. Mad” video in Miami.
Weezy has never been shy with his “Best Rapper Alive” boasts, but when it comes to Drake and his new album , he plays second fiddle. “I can tell, you know, I don’t know nothing else out there that can touch it, including my stuff. That kid is on another planet,” he said.
Part of what impresses the Young Money CEO is the Toronto MC’s knack for making relatable music. In fact, Drake told MTV News that his latest single with Nicki Minaj, “Make Me Proud,” which they performed together last weekend on “Saturday Night Live,” was conceptualized after a regular, everyday conversation.
“Whenever I make songs surrounding women, I always try to find refreshing stances to take as opposed to just like, “Oh, you’re sexy” or “Oh, I want you.” The song, it really came up in passing conversation, just being like, “I’m proud of you,” ” Drake said of the T-Minus-produced song.
It is that approach that Birdman Jr. appreciates and what he feels will ultimately drive Take Care. “To me, I call him a conversational artist, meaning he can make a hit song out of a regular conversation that you would love to have with any woman or anybody, and I think that is his expertise. The songs I heard, he just capitalized on that like crazy.”