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Drake solely focusing on “Take Care” album

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Over the past two years, Drake has been all over the radio in between his mixtapes, Thank Me Later, and his collaborations. In the midst of his popularity, Drake announced he was working on his second album. Not even a year since the release of his debut album and Drake is back in the lab.

Last fall, Drake announced he would be returning to the studio to record another album. While Lil Wayne was in prison, Drake was the focal point of Young Money. Now, with Wayne out, Drake has become a star in his own right. Because of his popularity, his label wants him to put another album out.

Currently, Drake is featured on several songs. His most notable guest verses are on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” and Jamie Foxx’s hit single, “Fall For Your Type.” More artists have been calling on Drake to record with them. After the success of the “Deuces (remix),” Chris Brown wants a formal collaboration with Drake for his next studio album.

While Drake is flattered by the support he has received from all of the new artists, he needs to take some time off. Last fall, Drake announced he was working on an R&B mixtape, It’s Never Enough. But, because he was so focused on rapping, he had to push it back. In between time, Drake has been doing a little work on the mixtape. With his demand so high, Cash Money Records wants him working on his Take Care album and that is where Drake has decided to focus.

On this album, Drake said he wants to actually take the time to make the album the way he wants it to be, instead of rushed like Thank Me Later. Initially, the album was slated for a April release date, but will likely be released sometime during the summer of 2011.

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