Get in on the ground floor of a promising hip-hop career with the Drake discography. Watching Drake’s career evolve is like looking into a petri dish of how the music industry is changing. It wasn’t too long ago that you had to drop an entire album to build a music career, but through the miracle of the internet and online music, new artists like Drake have been able to make a name for themselves by releasing a series of singles, remixes and EPs, giving the public just enough to show what he’s capable of and leave them clamoring from more. Since the begining of his career in 2007, Drake has released over twenty singles, but didn’t release his first full length album until 2010. The singles that came before “Thank Me Later” was released made it one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2010. The Drake discography may be short and sweet, but it is brilliant example of the new direction of music.
- “Digital Girl” The first single in the Drake discorgraphy proved that Drake was ready to run with the big dogs. Featured on the Jamie Foxx's “Intuition,” this single saw Drake sharing the mic with the likes of Kanye West and The Dream.
- “The One” This soulful single was featured on the Mary J. Blige album “Stronger with Each Tear.” Drake’s sexy, playful hip-hop style gave the sexy love song some extra swagger and contiuned to make Drake a sought after guest star.
- “Fed Up” In anticipation of his own debut album, the Drake lent his talents to DJ Khaled’s “Victory.” Along side Usher, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, Drake took a break from the playful and sexy to contribute something a little rougher to the single.
- “Thank Me Later” At long last it’s time for the first full length album of the Drake discography. After spending the first few years of his career providing guest vocals on some of the biggest hip-hop albums out there, the world was clamoring to see what Drake could do on his own. And Drake didn’t disappoint. “Find Your Love” and “Over” brought a bit of Drake’s sensitive side to the fore, while “Fancy” and “Up All Night” went on to become some of the biggest club hits of the year. Even though his debut album was supposed to be all about Drake, he continued the tradition of collaboration that put him on the map by having Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and The Dream as guests on this album.
- “Take Care” The second solo album in the Drake discography is still a bit of a mystery because it isn’t scheduled to be released until September 2011. The singles “Dreams Money Can Buy” and "The Ride” hint to an album that is going to be a album that will be a bit more street wise with lyrics that detail the hustle and drama of young money on the rise.