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Drake Explains ‘Take Care’

November 11, 2011 · Posted in news · 21 Comments 


GQ and Drizzy sit down to talk about his sophomore album, Take Care. In the interview Drake talks about the meaning behind the title.

GQ: You announced the title of this album, Take Care, with us back in December. What does it mean?
Drake: No one has actually asked me that yet. I came up with the name when I was on a bus in Birmingham, England, going to a show. “Take Care” is this thing we use in passing conversation to dismiss bullshit like, “Oh, you couldn’t make it on time? Oh, take care, take care.” We’ve always used that and then I really took so much care making this album. I knew I was going to go home and take longer than six months, I knew that I was literally going to take care of making this project and be attentive, be clear, be immersed in it. “Take Care” worked.

Drake talks about the Jay-Z/Lil Wayne beef after the jump.

GQ: When Lil Wayne and Jay-Z made passing references to each other earlier this year, did you feel like you were in a compromising situation? We know you really look up to Jay and you really look up to Wayne.
Drake: I’m just riding with Wayne, always. I’ll never sit here and say that Wayne compromised me. I’m just doing what I got do. I’m a Cash Money soldier. That’s who I ride for.

GQ: Do you think it was blown out of proportion?
Drake: I mean, not really. I think it was pretty clear-cut. I think anybody denying anything at this point is silly. And I’ve said that before for either of them to say, “Oh, no man, I didn’t mean it,” it’s like, “Yes you did, man”. But it’s all good, it’s what rap is about. It’s a competitive business.

GQ: You appeared on Wayne’s ” It’s Good,” which made reference to Jay. Would you have gotten on “H.A.M.” with Jay-Z, where he made the initial reference?
Drake: If I had heard it? No. Because Wayne’s done way more for my career than Jay-Z. Wayne is the reason I’m here. Jay-Z did that for Cole, that’s his artist. Cole’s my brother, he’s an artist I respect so much but I know he’d say the same thing. We’ve got bosses. We’re just falling in line, doing what we got to do.



21 Responses to “Drake Explains ‘Take Care’”

  1. Royal Swagness on November 11th, 2011 8:13 pm

    Jay-z & J.Cole > Lil Wayne & Drake.


    Mr. Propane Reply:

    @Royal Swagness, No objections from me son


  2. Jay on November 11th, 2011 9:09 pm

    Jay-Z< J.Cole
    Lil Wayne< Drake


  3. wait a minute on November 11th, 2011 9:25 pm

    why is drake referencing the term “soldier” and all.. i respect loyalty, but drake you are not going to war with anybody with songs like “Marvin’s Room” and the fact that now you’ve cried over Rihanna in practically every interview before both album releases.

    at least when 50 was trying to spark interest and buzz he was dissing somebody (which I hated), but you crying over someone it seems you went on one date with is pathetic.

    but i’m a female so i love his music, sometimes i wish somebody else sang it with a better voice but those lyrics are definitely for the ladies.


  4. wait a minute on November 11th, 2011 9:26 pm

    but i agree.. Jay Z and J. Cole > Wayne and Drake any day


  5. Ht on November 11th, 2011 9:43 pm

    Drake’s Gay…


  6. Ht on November 11th, 2011 9:57 pm

    Drake’s Gaaay…


  7. yuri on November 11th, 2011 10:02 pm

    @Ht, HT is a fag


  8. wowzer on November 11th, 2011 10:12 pm

    Jayz is WACK,cole is way better than all of them,more specifically his boss Jay


    Mr. Propane Reply:

    @wowzer, U sound confused… maybe listening to The Black Album will make u feel better… just saying, not hating


    wowzer Reply:

    @Mr. Propane, why didn’t I think of that?


  9. mushi on November 11th, 2011 10:20 pm

    i would prefer drakes previous album than this stuff his put out it just to soft for ma liking..


    ichyowie Reply:

    @mushi, yeah i feel you i listened to it and something just wasnt there for me drake needs to get back to spittin


  10. Mr. Propane on November 12th, 2011 12:59 am

    Jay-Z > Wayne
    J. Cole > Drake
    Thts the way it is… either live with it or kill yo self.


  11. watchthethrone on November 12th, 2011 1:05 am

    Jay and Cole > Wayne and Drake


  12. watchthethrone on November 12th, 2011 1:05 am

    Jay and Cole > Wayne and Drake.


  13. illadelph_meek mill on November 12th, 2011 2:34 am

    Lmao oh wait I completely missed the point of this article.. I thought drake was explaining the meaning of his album but apparently it was all about whose better roc nation or young money.. trolls


    Jay Reply:

    @illadelph_meek mill, they are piggy backing off what Drake was saying about Jay-Z…you read the article or the title


    illadelph_meekmill Reply:

    @Jay, yes I read the entire article he didnt say wether or not anyone was better.. he responded to a question he was asked and thats that.. he didnt claim anyone was better so why does everyone feel the need to go there.. he simply stated his position and how he follows wayne because its his boss and related it by saying cole would do the same with jay but when ppl start doing this shit on every post it makes it difficult to see what others with an intelligent comment post because all we see is “cole and jay > wayne and drake” like is that a mathematical equation?! The only quantitative analysis you could perform is to compare album sales and C4 sold so well that take care doesnt have to bring in many numbers to beat cole world and wtt combined


    wait a minute Reply:

    @illadelph_meekmill, seeing that you like meek mill i’m assuming you are a hip hop fan and should know that record sales don’t equate to who is better

    illadelph_meekmill Reply:

    @illadelph_meekmill, yea i know i was just saying thats the only way you can truly compare them and after that it really just depends on a persons preferences

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