The album titled “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” is perhaps the best surprise album of all time by Drake. It was an album released to the public by complete surprise without any promotion, which managed to go gold in just three days after its release. Drake released it under mysterious circumstances on the second Thursday night on February 13, 2015. Devoid its easy hooks, many of its 17 songs are dark, formless, and sometimes even anti-melodic. With this release Drake also becomes the first rapper to top the Billboard Artist 100 chart. Like any other Drake release, its unique, throbbing sound is mostly the work of the rapper who many call a genius.
The album starts with "Legend," a slow building opener that sets the tone for the album. Drake sings about death and how he may be remembered should he pass away at a young age, referring to Tupac and Biggie. The vocals are slow and deliberate as if he is trying to send a message. It gives me the chills every time the hook of it comes on. Track 2, "Energy", flows like he is angry has a very hostile tone to it. Drake is stressing his problems and situation going on with his family, friends and the media that he has to deal with every day. These two pair up nicely, Drake doesn't spit his nicest verses over these ones, but the lines are certainly meaningful. "I got enemies, got a lot of enemies, got a lot of people trying to drain me of this energy."
While listening to the album it depicts the love for one hometown or city, with words and lyrics that make you visualize everything Drake endured in his earlier years. Drake used a combination of sound and melodies on this album to install his feelings and also understand his story. The album portrays his trials and tribulations of growing up in Toronto while being Jewish and being mixed with black, he was made fun of being black but when he visited his father in Memphis he wasn’t black enough. Growing up in a broken home isn’t always the...