Thank Me Later [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The full-length follow-up to 2009's So Far Gone EP, which reached the Top Ten of the U.S. Billboard 200 and earned Drake a Juno Award, Thank Me Later boasts collaborations with the-Dream, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne. It's issued through Young Money, the Cash Money subsidiary co-founded by Wayne.
All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
By the time of the release of Drake's first full-length album, the Canadian rapper was already a star thanks to his huge single "Best I Ever Had," his celebrated mixtape and then EP So Far Gone, and his spots on hits by Young Money and Eminem. Thank Me Later had the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The full-length follow-up to 2009's So Far Gone EP, which reached the Top Ten of the U.S. Billboard 200 and earned Drake a Juno Award, Thank Me Later boasts collaborations with the-Dream, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne. It's issued through Young Money, the Cash Money subsidiary co-founded by Wayne.
All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
By the time of the release of Drake's first full-length album, the Canadian rapper was already a star thanks to his huge single "Best I Ever Had," his celebrated mixtape and then EP So Far Gone, and his spots on hits by Young Money and Eminem. Thank Me Later had the tough assignment of living up to the anticipation and further Drake as an artist, and it totally lives up to the hype. Thanks to the rich and nuanced production and Drake's thoughtful, playful, and intense lyrics, Thank Me Later is a radio-friendly, chart-topping collection of singles but also a serious examination of Drake's life that holds up as an album. Most of the record finds the young rapper (23 at the time of release) conflicted about his growing stardom and fame. Whether it's a relationship splitting up as on the melancholy "Karaoke," worries about the fame changing him ("The Resistance"), fears that so-called real hip-hop fans will find him manufactured ("Show Me a Good Time"), or the difficult nature of romance when you're a star ("Miss Me"), Drake isn't afraid to examine what the past year has done to his life. He's also not afraid to talk about how great life has become as well, dropping plenty of lines about the money, the women, and his own prowess as a rapper. His belief in his own skills is well-founded, as the list of collaborators lined up to work with him attests. T.I., Swizz Beatz, Young Jeezy, the-Dream, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Drake's mentor Lil Wayne all drop by to add verses, sing hooks, and produce tracks, and their presence sometimes serves to liven things up and keep Drake away from his melancholy nature. The T.I./Swizz Beatz track "Fancy" is a fun and sassy summer jam with a huge hook, his track with Jay-Z ("Light Up") is a fierce takedown of the Industry and the damage it can wreak, and the Nicki Minaj collabo "Up All Night" is a tough-as-nails boast that features Drake at his most insistent. Elsewhere, Lil Wayne's verse on "Miss Me" is his usual breathtaking verbal roller coaster, the-Dream's vocals on the verses of "Shut It Down" are heartbreakingly sincere, and Jeezy adds some welcome ferociousness to "Unforgettable." It's like all the guests had to bring their best game to keep up with Drake, and they didn't want the youngster to show them up. He never shows anyone up exactly (though Jay-Z's verse sounds kind of out of breath compared to Drake's), but he definitely proves that he belongs at the very top of the game. His nimble flow is impressive; his words are heartfelt, brainy, and surprising; and while his singing may not be the best, it shows a vulnerability that is rare in rap circles. Indeed, it is this willingness to be introspective and honest that makes Drake unique and helps make Thank Me Later special. It is the rare album, rap or otherwise, that follows through on the artist's potential and the fan's anticipation. [Thank Me Later was also released in a clean version.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/2010
  • Label: Cash Money
  • UPC: 602527395326
  • Catalog Number: 001432602
  • Sales rank: 30,708

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fireworks (5:13)
  2. 2 Karaoke (3:47)
  3. 3 The Resistance (3:45)
  4. 4 Over (3:54)
  5. 5 Show Me a Good Time (3:30)
  6. 6 Up All Night - Nick Minjai (3:54)
  7. 7 Fancy (5:19)
  8. 8 Shut It Down - The Dream (6:59)
  9. 9 Unforgettable (3:33)
  10. 10 Light Up (4:34)
  11. 11 Miss Me (5:06)
  12. 12 Cece's Interlude (2:34)
  13. 13 Find Your Love (3:29)
  14. 14 Thank Me Now (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Drake Primary Artist
Mary J. Blige Vocals
A-Trak scratching
40 Piano, Keyboards
Adrian Eccleston Guitar
Jeff Bhasker Keyboards
Al-Khaaliq Strings, Horn, Keyboards
Matthew Burnett Strings
Kevin Randolf Keyboards
Technical Credits
Chris Jasper Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Marvin Isley Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Pat Thrall Engineer
No I.D. Producer, drum programming
Timbaland Producer, Instrumentation
Ann Mincieli Engineer
J. Prince Executive Producer
Kanye West Producer
Swizz Beatz Producer
Lil Wayne Executive Producer
S. Brown Composer
40 drum programming, Instrumentation
Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds drum programming
Ariel Chobaz Engineer
Jeff Bhasker Composer, Producer
D. Edwards Composer
Francis & the Lights Producer
Noah Shebib Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
M. Samuels Composer
A. Johnson Composer
D. Richardson Composer
Al-Khaaliq Producer
Tone Mason Producer
Ronald "Slim Tha Don" Williams Executive Producer
Michael "Banger" Cadahia Engineer
Bryan "Baby Birdman" Williams Executive Producer
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton Engineer
Gee Roberson Executive Producer
Derrick "E.I." Lawrence Executive Producer
Philip Golebiewski Artwork
Matthew Burnett Producer
Francis Starlite Instrumentation
Oliver El-Khatib Executive Producer, Art Direction
Noel Cadastre Engineer
Cortez Bryant Executive Producer
Jas Prince Executive Producer
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