Young Money superstar Drake revealed in an interview with the L.A. Times that he wasn't exactly pleased with his debut albumThank Me Later. Critical reaction to the album was mixed, and Drake himself doesn't feel that the project hit its mark.
“To be 100% honest … I wasn’t necessarily happy with Thank Me Later," he says. "People loved it [but] I just knew what I was capable of with a little more time. I’m very confident in Take Care. I definitely made the exact album that I wanted. Will it appear that way to the world? I’m not sure, because its definitely different. It’s not 15 ‘I’m On Ones.’ It’s not ‘She Will.’ I’m very happy with [Take Care]. More so than I’ve ever been with a project.”
“This album has consistency. You will not hear a piece of music that does not belong,” he said. “The words were really important to me. When you get a young artist and they are on the rise, often the music becomes not what they have going on in their lives or surrounding things, but it starts to lose substance. You can always be like, ‘Man I’m the …’ but I think you have to thread some life in there so there’s something that will last.”