After all the hype surrounding Drake I had very high expectations for his first CD; Thank Me Later. Unfortunately, the CD didn't fulfill the hype. It seems like the sound he's going for is a mellow r& b rap fusion, but it misses the mark and lacks a smooth, cool feel. Instead, it comes off weak, with the songs sounding much the same and formulaic. The repeating theme tends to be his angst regarding his new found success, mostly delivered in a sing-song, repetitive, nasal, auto tune tone. There are some bright spots with appearances by T.I., Young Jeezy, JAY-Z etc. However, their appearances only serve to emphasize how far below their league Drake is despite the fact that their performances seemed toned down to compliment his style.
The CD is mundane, offering nothing fresh or original, and all of the guest appearances and hitmaker producers couldn`t bring it to a level higher than mediocre. Drake`s sound isn`t revolutionary or creative and there`s very little on Thank Me Later to thank Drake for now, or later.