Drake’s Streaming Profile: ‘Thank Me Later’ 10 Years Later

After his early succession of mixtapes, Drake cemented his place as a rapper worth taking seriously with this debut album – one very capable of creating radio smashes too. ‘Thank Me Later’ still owed a lot to Kanye West (this time the 2008 auto-tune fest ‘808s & Heartbreak’) but it was his lamenting on lost love (‘Fireworks’), fame (‘The Resistance’) and various other insecurities that soon became his trademark. Even if Ghostface Killah did label him “the softest rapper in the game’.