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Drake Pushes Sophomore Album Back

October 10, 2011  |  2:00pm
Drake Pushes Sophomore Album Back

Drake’s much anticipated follow-up to 2009’s Thank Me Later was originally set to drop on Oct. 24, but the rapper has announced he will push back the release date. The change came due to “roadblock of clearing three samples” in time for a birthday release. Now Take Care will be released almost a month after its due date on Nov. 15.

The album will have a standard release as well as a deluxe edition. Two tracks (“Marvin’s Room” and “Headlines”) have already been released with six more confirmed. Drake mentioned at OVO Fest 2011 that there would be close to 20 songs on Take Care and he re-confirmed this again over the weekend.

Below is a statement Drake release on his October’s Very Own blog:

The new date for Take Care is November 15th, 2011. I managed to create this album in my hometown of Toronto and the thoughts and stories I wanted to get across just became so clear. It truly felt like when I was here 3 years ago making So Far Gone. So I have completed 19 songs (17 on physical and 2 on bonus), and have run into a roadblock of clearing 3 samples in time to make the October 24th date. My options were to take the songs off and make the birthday release happen, or to take an extra couple weeks to get the paper work right and give you the album they way I NEED you to hear it. The choice was clear as day for me. November 15th you will get Take Care the exact way I created it with no trimmings. This music means too much to me to get attached to dates and I do apologize for the delay but I promise that it is only for the benefit of our experience together. Club Paradise Tour will also be moved to when students are back from the Christmas/New Year break so that I can get to more schools. New dates will be released in the next week…see you all soon.

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