Song of the Week: “Take Care” – Drake ft. Rihanna

Posted: November 14, 2011 by jerkmag in SONG OF THE WEEK
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While technically Drake’s sophomore album “Take Care” isn’t set for release until tomorrow, the album leaked in its entirety last week. Hidden amidst all the self-loathing and The Weeknd features is this peculiar track. For the title track, Drake teamed up with his favorite fuck buddy and unrequited love, Rihanna, for a cover of the late, great Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care of You.”

If you’re wondering where the inspiration for this electro-synth infused track came from, look no further than Jamie xx. Over the last two years, Jamie xx of the British band the xx has made a name for himself as a producer remixing both popular and obscure songs. He has gained particular notoriety for his remixes of Gil Scott-Heron’s final album “I’m New Here.”

Interestingly, Rihanna’s latest effort “Talk That Talk,” which also leaked over the weekend, contains a track called “Drunk On Love” featuring a sample of the xx’s “Intro.” I’m sensing a trend.

-Dee Lockett

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