Thank Me Now

Album: Thank Me Later (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track from Canadian rapper Drake's debut album. Thank Me Later picks up where the Toronto MC left off on his breakout mixtape, So Far Gone in bookmarking his journey into adulthood as he learns how to deal with the assorted paranoia and hazards that dot his life between successes. "This album, I definitely wanted it to be consistent with that sound, because I felt like So Far Gone - the story and the sound - it was like a teaser of a story that I wanted to tell and I feel like it ended off on a note that just need to be continued," Drake told MTV News. "I didn't want to just make this first album and completely forget about every thing I had just rapped about and start from a new perspective. I really wanted to continue the story. And that's why I continue with three songs that almost could have been on So Far Gone, which is 'Fireworks,' 'Karaoke,' and 'The Resistance.'
    Then life changes and things change," he continued. "And you go into 'Over' and you start hearing 'Show Me a Good Time,' 'Fancy,' and it just gets bigger and sonically you hear Kanye West and Swizz Beatz and it's like, 'Oh, what's happening?' And then there's still little So Far Gone moments in there, like the end of 'Fancy' - the beat switches. Then ''Light Up' is a real hip-hop moment, and I end with a song called 'Thank Me Now.' Even though it's happy, it's still me rapping and I'm letting you know the story shall continue."

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