SOHH Whatcha Think: Weezy Said "Take Care" Is Better Than "C4": Will Drake Eventually Be Too Big For Young Money? [Click Here & Speak]
Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 12:10AM
They say the best student is one who eventually outshines his teacher. It's safe to say that under Weezy weed and sizurp drenched tutelage, Drake has become quite the pupil. The Canadian kid with the squeaky clean background has somehow meshed comfortably among the edgier Cash Money/Young Money roster and has even become one of the companies most profitable artist, in short, Wheelchair Jimmy is eatin' ... which makes the infamous Birdman hand rub all the more intense, as the release date for Drizzy's sophomore album comes slowly approaches.
Tunechi recently went on record to say that Take Care is better than his own The Carter IV.
"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. (MTV)
WhileI haven't heard Take Care just yet, I'll go ahead and push all my chips forward on the table and say that it is. Not because I'm a huge Drake fan, but just because, let's admit it, C4 wasn't the epic masterpiece we were all expecting. Nevertheless, one has to wonder how long it takes Drake to realize that, as long as Wayne is his boss, he'll always be number two.
The YMCMB roster reads like the Thank You section of your favorite rapper's CD: There are ALOT of cats on the squad, but only a few with certified album release dates. And by certified, I mean coming out this year or next, for sure. Wayne, Nicki and Drake are the clear-cut stars and the others kind of pop in and out of the picture. While Nicki is kind of like the Lil' Kim of the clique, and Lil Chuckie is like the Lil Cease, Drake's position is sorta like the nerd at the cool table. The very successful nerd. It's safe to say that one day, he'll wanna do things musically that may not blend with the YM formula.
So today's question to you is this: If Take Care ends up being a huge commercial and critical success, and his third album is equally (or more) successful, how long will it be before Drizzy decides to branch off and start something of his own?
Speaking of starting your own thing, here's a new one by Grand Hustle boss T.I. featuring Pharrell:
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]