Album Review: “Care Package,” by Drake

“Care Package,” is a compilation album of his best songs of Drake’s career that were never really officially released and might of came out as just one-off singles. It’s an album full of songs that should have been hits honestly, but songs that were kind of forgotten.

There are 17 songs on this album, and honestly most of them are bangers. It features some songs that went hard such as, “5 AM in Toronto,” to the somewhat deep songs such as, “How About Now.” There were certain songs that were trending this morning when the album came out such as, “The Motion,” “Dreams Money Can Buy,” “Jodeci Freestyle,” featuring J. Cole and the Chance the Rapper diss, “Draft Day.” Personally, “Girls Love Beyoncé,” and “Paris Morton Music,” were pure loosies.

Although this album contains great songs, there is the thought that it might just be a cash grab is there. It’s not too comparable to Kendrick Lamar’s, “DAMN,” in reverse, but it’s an album with a bunch of re-releases that with the star power of Drake, could expect to be a hit. Like when a famous band releases a bunch of demos from long ago. Also the nostalgia factor might be there, but his career hasn’t really gone on that long. His first mixtape came out in 2006, but his first album came out in 2010. So his songs aren’t old enough to pine for yet.

But in the end it will create some flashbacks for people and it will create some remembrance. This also begs the question, why weren’t these tracks left behind? That might not be the case anymore, these tracks might end up going #1, this album might go #1 and will definitely go platinum. These songs are obviously worth listening to considering that half of the album was trending this morning.

With all that being said though, I give it 2 1/2 stars.

Although this is a good compilation of songs that should have been hits and it will probably go #1 whether you like it or not. There is still the chance that this is a complete cash grab and at the same time, and you probably heard plenty of these songs before multiple times. Also would you rather hear this, or a mixtape featuring new songs that will definitely go #1 without a reasonable doubt and make your party non-stop? Rhetorical, but still a good album, and this coming from a person who doesn’t like Drake too much. So listen to, “Care Package,” on Spotify if you haven’t already.

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