If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Album Review
Cash Money Records
Released February 13, 2015
Genre: Hip-Hop, Trap, R&B
*Our apologies for getting this review done late. Blame and bash on Alec Shea in the comment section for his inability to finish it*
If anything was holding back Drake on his last effort Nothing Was The Same, it was his unpredictable vacillating attitudes. Sometimes moody; sometimes cocky, Drake delivered themes of love, lust, and success with moody and uneven confidence. His latest effort, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late finds the artist rapping over some of the most minimal yet effective beats he’s come to create, sounding more confident than he has ever before.
The album opens with some of the catchiest tracks Drake has ever put out. From the seductive crooning of “Legend” to the absolute banger of “Energy”, and the party-starting “Know Yourself” Drake parades around this LP with a bragadocious but confident demeanor. That’s not to excuse his attitude for it comes off as arrogant, but for an artist like Drake it’s nice to hear him sound like he knows what he’s doing, exercising more control over his music.
Despite some average crooning from PARTYNEXTDOOR, and some tracks that feel like leftovers from Nothing Was The Same, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late is a good release from Drake, showing that the artist has grown from his So Far Gone days and is thriving on the success, riches, and reality that he’s been so brutally honest about in his music. Again, not bad Aubrey. Not bad at all.
FAV TRACKS: Legend, Energy, 10 Bands, Know Yourself, 6 God, Used To (feat. Lil Wayne)
LEAST FAV TRACKS: Preach (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR), Now & Forever