Since the release of Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak
, rap has begun to reach the age of melodramatics. Perhaps rappers have started to realize that mo' money does in fact mean mo' problems, which is immensely clear in Drake's latest album, Take Care
. In Take Care
, the Toronto native and former Degrassi
star longs for the days of monogamous relationships and is pained with guilt for acting like a brat towards his mother. In many ways this open-book rap is much more sincere than Kanye's moodier tones, but this could be because Drake's life is so present in pop-culture. He not only shares everything—from his relationship with Rihanna to his twitter "wife" Nicki Minaj—but he also performs these songs of heartbreak with his muses.