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Bill Wilson: Drake’s Thank Me Later is the Best Hip Hop Album of 2010 so far

Posted by Bill Wilson on June 15, 2010

Best Hip Hop Album of 2010 so far

I have been spinning Drake’s Thank Me Later album since it was officially released today and I have to say it is the best Hip Hop album released so far in 2010 and the best album since Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 released last September 8, 2009.

Official Track List is:

“Fireworks” (featuring Alicia Keys)
“Karaoke”
“The Resistance”
“Over”
“Show Me a Good Time”
“Up All Night” (featuring Nicki Minaj)
“Fancy” (featuring T.I. and Swizz Beatz)
“Shut It Down” (featuring The-Dream)
“Unforgettable” (featuring Young Jeezy)
“Light Up” (featuring Jay-Z)
“Miss Me” (featuring Lil Wayne)
“Cece’s” Interlude
“Find Your Love”
“Thank Me Now”

The album not only holds up track after track after track it is also one of the best Hip Hop albums in terms of storytelling and painting a picture through the words as well as via his delivery – from R&B to Rap and back.

Assuming you have already heard the singles “Over” and “Find Your Love” and the heavy rotation of the great collaborations with Jay Z (on Light Up (and now with Lil Wayne verse live from Riker’s on the remix version)) and Lil Wayne, The Dream (great jam), Young Jeezy…..but my favorite collaboration of the moment is the Alicia Keys track “Fireworks”

Nice reference to Rihanna relationship in the 2nd verse complete with Lucky Strike Lanes reference (http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/item_YZGEMoxXPBhPMO6JRrVDcJ)

Hope you enjoy the album (great mix of R&B and Rap) as much as I like it.

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