I have been sleeping on Drake. Maybe it’s his Canadian/Wheelchair Jimmy swag that I just couldn’t get with. It’s a tug-of-war with my feelings towards him. There are times when I can’t understand his appeal and than after listening I can see why people love him. Then he does something corny and acts a little too thirsty and I see why I was hesitant to give this Young Money Cash Money Billionaire representative a chance.
Nevertheless, everyone around me loves him and as much as I didn’t listen to his music whenever someone played a Drake cut, I’ve always liked the song. So, I take to my Spotify to give Take Care an honest listen and I realized that I’m late as hell but I truly enjoy the album. And I just might like the album because I have a vagina. I get it, it’s a female album and, I love it.
Drake is a talented dude with an affinity for a big butt and a smile but between his thirst for strippers, there is some genuine emotion in Take Care. And after listening to his sophomore album, I come away with a few tidbits that I find helpful throughout my daily musings.
- Get money- “I’m getting money just taking care of me.”
I’m not saying that I am too independent and it’s not greed because a fool and his money will soon part, it’s about making sure I am taking care of myself before committing myself to someone else. It’s a conscience effort to make sure I’m the best me so I’m at my best with you.
- Don’t give them no more chances-
I’m taking the “L.” And the “L” is the lesson -the first time. The second time it’s a choice and that’s then called a mistake.
- Don’t stay too long-
As humans we hate to think that we have made a decision that wasn’t right for us, so we stick around in a situation for longer than we should. Truth is- if we were genuinely honest with ourselves, we already know that we have overstayed our welcome.
- Pussy runs everything-
It’s not the end all be all because it can’t change a man’s character but I cannot forget the power of the P-U-S-S-Y. I hear it from my girlfriends and I; myself have been guilty of stupidly rewarding bad behavior.
“Can’t you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go. Wondering what’s on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine, when all these motherf-ckers wanna waste your time.” It is hard and I don’t have time to waste.
“That’s why you wanna have no sex, why you wanna protest, why you wanna fight for your right, cause you don’t love them boys, pussy run everything, f-ck that noise.” That sounds accurate.
- Howard University girls are still the flyest-
“ Sounds so smart like you graduated from college, like you went to Yale but probably went to Howard, knowing you.”
As a Howard University alumna, I’m used to hearing my school getting love from different artists (Stevie Wonder, Biggie, Ludacris, Wale, etc.) but to hear an artist for the new generation shout out Howard makes me proud. My niece loves the line and she tells others that she is going to HU like her Aunt. And when I hear the small minds that think it’s an insult, I tell them to listen again.
I don’t agree with everything that Drake says, but I look at Take Care as a collection of little pick-me- ups. It’s as if he is a cheerleader when I’m too hard on myself. I’m not looking for validation, it’s just a whisper in my ear that says, “that’s why you’re bad as f-ck and you know are.”
Writer and Fly Girl