’15 Best Albums #3: Drake If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late

Written By: @Elliottwilson January 8, 2016 @ 4:00 PM EST
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Still Listening, Never Too Late

Quentin Miller controversy aside, Drizzy kicked ass on this one. Turning the biggest Drake hater into a fan with harder-edged material. The vulnerable boy has grown into a confident man comfortable enough to call himself a legend and a God. The best keeps gettin’ better.—EW

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  • Da Business

    Wow, not # 1??? I’m shocked, there’s hope for u guys after all.

  • Jumpman

    Drake has put together his first front to back classic album. Drake last album made him the King of hip hop. But this mixtape/album leaves no doubt that the crown rests on the 6 God’s head. I can’t stop playing this album. It’s melodic, soulful in a bluesy Auto-Tune vibe way. The rhymes are crisp, sharp and bold but believable. I love Drake!!! I’ve loved him since he was on Degrassi. This album is the truth! There is no song I have to skip. I just listen to the whole thing until it’s over and majority of the time I’ll play it again. I always said that Drake worried too much about his legacy as one of the greatest. On “if your reading this it’s too late” Drake sounds like nothing but the greatest hip hop artist in the game right now. Salute to the 6 God. Classic album.

    • Sonic

      Drake has put together his first front to back classic album. Drake last album made him the King of hip hop. But this mixtape/album leaves no doubt that the crown rests on the 6 God’s head. I can’t stop playing this album. It’s melodic, soulful in a bluesy auto tune vibe way. The rhymes are crisp, sharp and bold but believable. I love Drake!!! I’ve loved him since he was on Degrassi. This album is the truth! There is no song I have to skip. I just listen to the whole thing until it’s over and majority of the time I’ll play it again. I always said that Drake worried too much about his legacy as one of the greatest. On “if your reading this it’s too late” Drake sounds like nothing but the greatest hip hop artist in the game right now. Salute to the6 God. Classic album.

      • marty mcfly

        Lmfao? You must be extremely bored to troll like this?

    • Straight Pride

      What? This was very far from a classic dude you’re dreaming. It was good though and he was rapping more. Classic is GKMC and this falls far under that boat

      • Mac Miller Light

        Bruh? It’s Sonic! You’re wasting your time. She does this shit on purpose.

  • QM

    What a year for Quentin Miller!

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      ………………LMFAO!!!!

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • QM

        Running through the 6 with notes!

        • QM

          *my

        • THE REAL mac DIESEL

          ……………….HA!!!!

          DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Shock

    Probably my favorite Drake album. I’m glad he decided to rap the whole tape.

    • Likewise. Definitely prefer Drake rapping > singing

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    • GetReal

      the nigga was definitely singing on this but dope album indeed

      • Shock

        Naw, he only sang on one song

  • Shock

    So #2 will be the Doc.2, and 1 will be TPAB

    • RTH

      DS2*

      • Shock

        Naw, and I liked Ds2

    • Da Business

      HA!!! Good one. This is Rap Radar. TPAB will 2, and DS2 will be 1.

      • Shock

        Futures mixtapes were better than Ds2.

  • Kaybee

    Overrated at it’s best. Still waiting on that documentary 2.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    @ YN

    Quentin Miller controversy aside

    ^

    YOU CAN’T, YOU FUCKIN’ YELLOW MONGOLOID!!!! SO THIRSTY TO GET THOSE MILLENIALS ON YOUR SIDE!!!! FORGET ALL THE OLD SCHOOL RULES, HUH??? YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!!! THIS AIN’T NO TOP 3!!!! ONLY A FEW GOOD CUTS!!!! FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!!

    #YELLOWSCUM

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Shock

      You remind me of the ltitle girl that has a crush on a boy in elementary school, doesn’t know how to tell them, so they follow them around and hit them and Crack jokes on them. Cuz no real man would continue to go to a site that they don’t like. You secretly admire these niggas and want their attention, lmao. Pathetic.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        YOU REMIND OF A NERD I USED TO TAKE LUNCH MONEY FROM AND SHOVE IN THEIR LOCKER!!!! THE GOOD ‘OL DAYS!!!! NOW I GOT LIL FUCKBOYS LIKE YOU TO SHIT ON THE INTERNET WITH!!!!! DON’T GET THAT SAME RUSH AS SLAPPIN’ THE SHIT OUT OF A NERD LIKE YOU!!!! HA!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • Shock

          Sure! Keep stalking grown ass men that you claim to don’t like, all while typing in Caps to get noticed. It doesn’t make you look queer or pathetic at all, lmao

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            SURE!!!! KEEP STALKING MY COMMENTS EVEN THO NOBODY ASKED YOU TO PAY ME ANY MIND!!!! NOW THAT’S QUEER AND PATHETIC!!!! LMAO!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • Shock

            So now I’m stalking you? Lmao you are pure comedy. I appreciate you, in all honesty. Weirdos like you provide entertainment to regular niggas like myself. Keep trolling Diesel!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YEAH, YOU STALKIN’!!!! WHO THE FUCK TOLD YOU TO WORRY ABOUT MY COMMENTS OTHER THAN YOU???? LMAO!!!! YOU’RE A PURE JOKE!!!! WEIRDOS LIKE YOU PROVIDE ENTERTAINENT FOR REGULAR NIGGAS LIKE MYSELF AND FOR WEIRDOS WHO THINK THEY’RE REGULAR NIGGAS LIKE YOURSELF!!!! KEEP TROLLING NERD!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • Shock

            Did you just basically do the “I know you are, but what am i” come back? Lmao classic Diesel! Keep going! !

  • Cheddar Bob

    You are a truly awful writer

  • I gotta say this was the best Drake project since So Far Gone. I loved that one when it came out and have been disappointed by Drake time and time again since, but this was truly a return to form. I just hope we don’t have to wait another five years for him to drop another rap album after this.

  • Captain Jack

    This and “Take Care” minus the ballads are my favorite Drake projects. Sonically this is dope. I still bump this every other day.

    • i prefer so far gone over take care. but yeah both are really good.

  • el jim chapo guzman

    In a country of over 300 million people, you sell an album to 1 million people, meaning that only 1 of every 300 people likes that stuff. When you think about it, practically no one buys music in this country anymore because the rest of the music doesn’t even make 1 individual out of 300, maybe out of 500, or out of 2000. That’s like “no one” in general terms. Music has become some obscure undrground thing that only teeneagers and young adults follow

    • GetReal

      funny thing is teens and young adults barely buy music, so your theory is extremely flawed, EVERYONE listens to music, its just way more accessible without buying it

      • el jim chapo guzman

        I agree getreal.

  • ncprecise

    For everyone with a Quentin Miller comment… (no disrespect to him) but clearly he’s not the total package or he would be buzzing waay more than he is right now. Drake did what he had to do to give the world a dope ass album. Some of the purest of lyricists can’t put together a decent album. Its more than just writing 16 bars.

    • GetReal

      ghostwriters usually are never the total package, hence why they’re ghostwriters

      try again

      • Guest

        Zing!

      • ncprecise

        Lol that was my point

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    An amazing return to form , using a meta – producer – creative – angle to make a year defining album – after his last album showed the limits to his previous formula. A perfect pre cursor to the pop of hotline bling. Drake is a master of balance.

  • LēTeck

    This should be #1