Nicki Minaj And Kanye West Back Drake Up On Two New ‘Thank Me Later’ Jams

Robbie Daw | June 2, 2010 11:41 am

Prior to Drake’s full Thank Me Later album surfacing online overnight—a full two weeks before its scheduled release date—we’d already gotten an earful of several of the LP’s tracks (including Drizzy’s pairing with Jay-Z on “Light Up,” the Alicia Keys-featuring “Fireworks” and the Dream collab “Shut It Down”.) After the jump hear two new NSFW songs from the BET Awards-nominated rapper‘s album: “Show Me A Good Time,” which is produced by Kanye West, and “Up All Night,” featuring silver-tongued Vibe cover girl Nicki Minaj.

In the middle of the night, Drake acknowledged the leak of his debut studio album by tweeting, “I gave away free music for years so we’re good over here…just allow it to be the soundtrack to your summer and ENJOY! JUNE 15th!”

Currently, the Canadian rapper’s latest single “Find Your Love” is sitting at #20 on Billboard‘s Hot 100. It’s one of two songs produced by Kanye West on Thank Me Later. Below is the second, “Show Me A Good Time.”

[wpaudio url=”//″ text=”Drake – Show Me A Good Time” dl=”0″] In the song, Drizz pledges his allegiance to his “team” by stating “never would I let a woman come between what we doin’ right now.”

Drake switches gears and brags about the money in his pockets making his jeans fit snug on “Up All Night.” Then Nicki Minaj comes in with some bragging of her own: “I got that kinda money make a broke bitch bitter… Which bitch you know made a million off a mix tape?”

[wpaudio url=”//″ text=”Drake feat. Nicki Minaj – Up All Night” dl=”0″] Overall, there’s no doubt Drake has skills. But it tends to be his lighter, more melodic cuts like “Find Your Love” and “Fireworks” that connect with the listener, rather than the boastful “how much money I got” material.

That said, now that about half the songs from Thank Me Later have been heard (and some of them borrowed fromrepeatedly) do you plan on buying the album when it’s released on June 15?