360. Ashwarya on Drake 'Take Care' (2011)
Today, we turn our attention to the most successful solo male artist of the last decade as genre-bending rising star Ashwarya joins me to discuss Drake’s 2011 sophomore album ‘Take Care’ and the ins and outs of what makes Drake connect with her and so many people. We discuss how his blending of hip-hop and R&B was controversial at the time but has gone on to set a template many others have followed, how the record showcased Drake’s emotional vulnerability, how the songs have broad appeal despite being about what it’s like to be a rich and famous musician, how embracing cringe made Drake a superstar, memes and whether he is the Coldplay of hip-hop.
Duration: 36 min