At this rate, all the songs on Drake's Take Care will leak well before the album's November 14th release date. Last Friday, Drizzy and Nicki Minaj's "Make Me Proud" made the rounds prior to the rapper's SNL performance. This Friday, it's "The Real Her," featuring Drake's Young Money mentor Lil Wayne. The Amp previously discussed Drake's internal battle between emo-rap and mainstream hip-hop, and "The Real Her" definitely falls in former category. The song is like a Propofol drip, sedated and woozy, with Drake crooning over a simple beat and a staggered piano. Weezy shows up toward the end to lend a quick verse, add some star power, and push this track back into the hip-hop terrain. Check out this ode to the girls of Atlanta, Houston, and Vegas (via The Smoking Section):
It's unclear whether "The Real Her" is earmarked for Take Care, but in July, a Rolling Stone album preview stated it's on the track list. It's also unknown, at press time, who produced the track, but if it wasn't Noah "40" Shebib, this song won't be winding up on TC: According to MTV, only "40" beats will show up on the rapper's sophomore album, which should give the disc a cohesive feel, even as Drake bounces between The Amp-approved slow jams and the less impressive radio cuts. The news that Shebib produced the entire album means that Drake's rumored collaborations with the xx and the Weeknd didn't make Take Care's final cut. "The Real Her" could be one of those leftover tracks, since the minimalist atmosphere surrounding the track is similar to the xx's debut album. As fans of this track, we're hoping it's on the album come November 14th.
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