Drake: taking care of hip-hop


Artistically speaking, hip-hop has always been an underestimated genre. Commercial success seems to be its main goal, truth be told. Nonetheless there are some hip-hop artists willing to explore new grounds within this type of music. In doing it, some of them have managed to deliver well-crafted music, like Drake. On Take care (2011), his latest album, the Canadian singer/rapper makes a bold choice by writing fresh, interesting and -one might even add- experimental songs with great support from his producer and creative partner Noah “40” Shebib. Its innovative piano-oriented beats act as the foundation on which Drake sings and raps in a bewildering way. While surely also pleasing more conservative hip-hop enthusiasts, Take care is a fine work of art and it proofs that risk taking, along with talent, often pays its rewards. With the aid of artists like Drake, hip-hop can justly reclaim its status as one of the most important genres in the contemporary music scene.

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ROBERTO ECHETO dijo…
Hola Víctor. Paso por aquí para saludarte y para darte las gracias por tu comentario sobre el pequeño homenaje que le hice a Manfred Eicher.

También quería comentarte que tenemos pendiente una conversa sobre The Jazz Album, de Shostakovich.

Un gran abrazo.

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