Drake’s Debut Album Gets Release Date

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It’s official. The most anticipated hip-hop album of the year finally has a release date.

Drake’s debut Thank Me Later will arrive on May 25, Rap-Up.com has learned. The Canadian singer-rapper has been in the studio with a who’s who list of collaborators including Jay-Z (“Light Up”), Kanye West, The-Dream (“Shut It Down”), Sean Garrett, and Boi-1da, who produced the first single “Over.”

The project, originally scheduled for an early spring release, has taken a little longer than expected as Drizzy strives for perfection. “This is my first album and it takes a lot for me to commit to a song and be like, ‘I like this enough that I’m gonna put it on the album,’” he told Rap-Up.com. “It’s gotta be something that I feel is timeless and is better than anything that I’ve ever done.”

Drake will travel across the country performing material from the album on his first headlining trek, “The Away From Home Tour,” kicking off April 5 at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, and wrapping in Houston on May 20, a few days before the record’s release.

“Over” is currently No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, while a video for the song, directed by Anthony Mandler, is set to debut in the coming weeks.

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37 Comments

  1. Rico

    CANT WAIT

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  2. BowChickaWahWah

    Niiice. Damn gotta wait til almost June. =( But I’m glad he’s not rushing it and taking his time to make it sound as great as possible.

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  3. Mr C To Tha B

    Awesome! cant wait 4 tha release!

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  4. Rodray

    Ayeee May 25 That’s My Bday…..Im So Getting Me A Copy

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  5. brice

    Cant wait.
    A classic on the way.

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  6. Nathi

    I haven’t heard any buzzing track from the album.i think its better if he borrows that, beamer benz or bentley from banks

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  7. Nathi

    Hey can somebody tell me why ross is so quiet,ashamed cos 50s leaked album is already whipping his DTP on sales. Ha ha i mean sorry.

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  8. davyd69

    for me that’s not the most anticipated album of the year its usher raymond vs raymond tomorrow

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  9. okstatetw

    This is not the most anticipated album of the year, maybe one of the top 5 most, but here are my top 10 most anticipated albums of 2010:
    1. Kanye West – Good Ass Job
    2. Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
    3. Common – The Believer
    4. B.o.B – The Adventures of Bobby Ray
    5. Nas/Damien Marley – Distant Relatives

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  10. okstatetw

    6. Blink-182 – TBA
    7. Big Sean – Finally Famous
    8. Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103
    9. Kid Cudi – Cudder: The Revolution of Evolution
    10.Consequence – Cons TV

    Drake is good, but really overrated. Two singles have leaked (Over and Shut it Down) and are pretty disappointing.

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  11. thedude

    Fuck YEAAA Hip Hop Is Gonna Return In April With B.O.B n May With Nas And Damine n Drake

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  12. JD

    cant wait to get it
    @okstatetw dont be mad cuz more ppl will be buying drake’s album than ANY of those ppl u just mentioned.

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  13. Toya

    Most anticipated? Not for me. Come on Relapse 2!

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  14. Alex

    Tour actually starts April 6th at Eastern Illinois Univeristy! Either way, looking forward to this, kinda funny that this was B.o.B.s original release date for his album

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  15. Deontae

    Hope he can get a collabo with Ciara

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  16. Good Guy Gone Bad

    @Deontae
    I’m sure he can I get one…but does he want one lol

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  17. Jeffery J-Boe

    Me Too @Deontae, I Hope So Because Ci-Ci, and Drizzy Drake Would Have One Of The Best R&B/Hip-Hop Collabos, and I Cannot Wait For The Album… I Just Hope It’s Worth It… And My Debut Mixtape Is The Same Name @Good Guy Gone Bad… Drake For 2010.

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  18. wakeupin2010

    All you folks on here are all some following dumb idiots. There is way more talented people than Drake and all the same phony rappers they put out now days.. but u still support trash which shows how folks will follow anything. Go head and keep supporting rich phony people and make them more money, and let them keep rapping,singing about nothing and influence u all to hell..

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  19. daerte

    is this like a Ciara fan site? I dont get it

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  20. tia

    get it

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    let me guesss?

    never…lol

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    anyone know who makes those sunglasses?

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  30. tbabytha1

    yesss cant wait #teamdrizzy

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  31. L.L.

    album comes out on my bday

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  32. Hamadi

    rEVOLVEr is the most anticipated album

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  33. TP

    “Thank me later first week taking all bets!!!, Cuz a million copies really isn’t far fetched!!!.”

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  34. Stuwie

    Why does everyone hate on Drake. He has talent and he works with little Wayne to get distribution. If you wanna talk about whack rappers that talk about garbage listen to Waka Flocka and Soulja Boy.

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  35. Miss briana

    I think it’s cool wat drake is about to do……..traveling around the world
    Singing in front of fans…..I love ur music drake…..hope 2 see u in 1of ur concerts… :)

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  36. MALACHI

    YALL LOVE SUPPORTIN THE DEVIL WORSHIPERS DRAKE HE SEEM COOL BUT THE COMPANY YOU KEEP CAN SPOIL A YOUNG CAT LOOK AT LIL WAYNE DUMB ASS HAD TO GET ALL HIS TEETH BACK IN.

    WHERE THE REAL SOILDERS AT—- THEY DONE MOSTLY SOLD THEY SOAL

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  37. Beckylou

    I’m really looking forward to the album especially his song with the Kings of Leon and cause it’s out on my birthday!

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