Drake Back to Making Debut Album
Drake is heading back into the studio after taking some time off after suffering a knee injury on stage this past July. His single “Best I Ever Had” exploded and a lot of fans have been eagerly awaiting his debut album which is tentatively titled Thank Me Later. It’s supposed to be released in February 2010 so hopefully things are still on track.
"I’m able to walk around, so I’m working very hard on the album," Drake told Billboard.com. "I’ve been out of the scene for so long because I’ve been off my leg. Sitting at home in your apartment and having a doctor come over every day and eating healthy and going to the gym — there’s not much of a rap album to be made off that. I have to get my inspiration and start seeing things and going to dinners and meeting people again and just finding stories to tell for this album. I’m trying to make something timeless."
Drake is planning to release his single "Shut it Down" (a collaboration with The-Dream) in January. He described it as "an R&B song … It’s sexy. It’s slow, but there’s an energy to it. I rap on it. Me and Dream both sing on it. It’s cool."
"It’s like an anthem for (women) to be at your house with your girlfriends getting ready, what you listen to before you get (to the nightclub). It’s a song for the non-famous woman to make her feel special and just to let you know that even though I’m up here and have the option to mingle with these ‘upper-echelon’ women, if you will, that sometimes I’d rather be with the girl from back home or a student or a girl that works at Walmart. They don’t have to be a star or rich or anything like that; that’s kind of the gist of the song. It’s an empowering song for all women."
I guess we’ll just have to wait to hear it sometime in the new year. I’m looking forward to listening to what Drake has to offer on a full-length album.
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