Hot Shot: Drake ‘Take Care’ Album Cover

Published: Saturday 24th Sep 2011 by Sam

Drake continues to whet appetites for his sophomore set ‘Take Care’, today cranking up anticipation with the release of the album’s official cover.

The Hip-Hop titan unveiled the regal shot on his blog, pairing it with the following:


Feels like it’s been so long. Is life moving so fast in this generation that when we desire something it begins to move in slow motion? Are we just used to getting what we want right away? Or do we require one another to feel right about all that is going on around us? Maybe our anticipation is justified by the fact that we genuinely cannot wait to share a moment again? Either way, your life and mine are scheduled to meet on October 24…I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

See you soon.


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  1. Honestly Speaking September 24, 2011

    The cover looks…interesting. Everyone wants those holiday sales as usual so the release date doesn’t necessarily surprise me. It’ll be interesting to see how all of these “artists” releasing around the same time end up fairing on the charts though.

  2. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 24, 2011

    A hot burning mess.I just expected a basic cover with his face on it, but in his effort to make it epic, he spectacularly screwed up…

  3. Malibu Barbie September 24, 2011

    GURL PLEASE u aint no KING nor are u ROYALTY. this looks like myspace photo! TRY AGAIN

  4. JJFan1814 September 24, 2011

    This is too f****** good!!! Drake’s and Kelly Clarkson’s album on the same day?!!! That’s f****** amazing!

  5. nice_gurl September 24, 2011

    Very interesting. But I will definitely be checking for this album, as well as Mary J, Monica, Melanie, Mariah, Madonna, Usher and Brandy. *Listening to Simple Things Usher*.

  6. Tahj M. September 24, 2011

    LMAO @Malibu : ” Barbie this looks like myspace photo! ”
    It’s like a low budget Kanye West outtake

  7. nte September 24, 2011

    did drake write that?????????????is he that smart and eloquent? damn am surprised. wished his lyrics were like that

  8. nice_gurl September 24, 2011

    Oh and also Alicia Keys *Listening to Troubles-Alicia Keys*

  9. D.Strock September 24, 2011

    I’d love it if it weren’t for that goddamn chicken leg he’s holding. It killed it for me. The whole color scheme is good though

  10. D.Strock September 24, 2011

    Oh lol jk, that’s an owl. Swear to god though, am I the only one who saw that?

  11. nice_gurl September 24, 2011

    @D.Strock….haha that isn’t a chicken leg. It’s an owl ornament.

  12. nice_gurl September 24, 2011

    @D.Strock. haha I thought it was a chicken leg at first glance too.

  13. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 24, 2011

    Chicken leg??NOPE! 😆 However, this looks like a holiday album cover meets travelling brochure.Although I doubt it, I hope his music won’t be as cheap, sloppy and all over the place as the cover of the album…

  14. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 24, 2011

    Btw, I don’t see the explicit content sign on the cover, so he probably doesn’t curse in the album at all!!This would be interesting with a talented rapper, but with Drake it’s probably going to be just an attempt at a clean album that the kids can buy too.

  15. Aryo September 24, 2011

    is this some kind of joke? this is one of the shittiest album covers ever, its a good picture but sucks to be an album cover

  16. lol September 24, 2011

    i like it, its like a black modern Henry the 8

  17. vicious vixen September 24, 2011

    He looks like the jewish version of Scarface/Godfather or someone. Also, trying to be “deep” & “philosophical” does not equate to brilliance… Especially if the “musings” are so… (Trying to find a word that fits…) Trite? Shallow? Idk…

  18. KNUCK September 24, 2011

    I like it as an album cover.. It’s old school in a way that it gives the viewer a bit of “LOCATION” such as Aaliyah’s “One In A Million” cover and countless others. It makes me feel a classic vibe and gives you more to go on in reference to the artist’s personality, their frame of mind when recording the album, and the tone of the final album. Let’s hope the music goes along with the visual.

    SN: Drake looks rather sad sometimes (like here) and creates some mellow almost depressing music to boot. You may say it’s just an album cover, but I think everything can be seen as more.

  19. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 24, 2011

    @KNUCK Such an amazing Aaliyah picture.I have the album, but it’s the re-release, so I don’t have that pic.Aaliyah was a stunning woman.HOWEVER, the subway is different to the church.When a hip hop artist decides to shoot the cover in a church, then the content has to match the photo and I doubt that Drake is going to talk about God and religion in the album.Also, Aaliyah’s picture is not as incredibly low budget as Drake’s.Just saying…

  20. KNUCK September 24, 2011

    it looks more like a booth at a restaurant to me! lol

    sorry, is this Jewish? I mean, it gives me that vibe, but I can’t tell that it’s in a church?

  21. Rich September 24, 2011

    As someone said , it looks like it was shot in a restaurant booth.

  22. SwagInTheBag September 24, 2011

    These types of covers are a theme now! Watch The Throne, The-Dream’s 1977, and Now Drake’s. It has that ancient Royalty King Vibe. But I love it tho!!! It has me interested!!

  23. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) September 24, 2011

    That cover is so gay ! sorry ! Even look at the font in which ” take care” was written in !!

    It looks like he’s waiting for Trey songz to pick him up ! He’s the man fan the game was talking about 😉

    I dont see what you all talking about !

  24. Once Again September 24, 2011

    Everybody says Gaga & Beyonce are religiously corrupt but none of these ignorant f**** on here can clearly See that He’s comparing himself to Jesus. His theme is the Last Supper. The candle & gold” cup belongs next to Jesus. He’s saying that’s what he is. Jesus was Jewish too. Hello………

  25. SwagInTheBag September 24, 2011

    Well @Once Again since your so good a deciphering covers explain Watch the Throne cover and The-Dream’s 1977 cover… ( I’m waiting )

  26. Nichole September 24, 2011




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