Drake Talks ‘Take Care,’ Joint Album with Rick Ross, & ‘Watch the Throne’

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Now that Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV is finally in stores, Young Money is looking to continue its winning streak with Drake’s sophomore album Take Care, due October 24. The Canadian rapper-singer spoke at length with Entertainment Weekly about the follow-up to his debut Thank Me Later, a deluxe birthday edition of the album, working with the legendary Stevie Wonder, how Watch the Throne made him push harder, and a potential collaborative album with Rick Ross. Check out some highlights below.

On the deluxe edition of Take Care: “So what I’m doing is there will be a Take Care physical edition in stores that’ll hopefully have 15 to 17 songs on it. Then I know a lot of people do deluxe editions. But since October 24 [his birthday] is a special day for me, I got, like, a Take Care birthday edition that I’m going to put on iTunes that will have extra songs. I really want to encourage people to be excited about the album releasing.”
On why he’s taking his time with this album: “I remember when artists used to take, like, four years to make an album. Usher used to disappear for three years. It took Justin Timberlake a really long time to craft Justified. Even Beyoncé’s albums are spanned three years apart. You’ve got to live, man. And now we’ve sort of birthed and encouraged this generation of instant gratification.”
On how Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne inspired him: “With Jay and with Watch the Throne, I’m so glad that it came out. As artists, we all need extra motivation. And I feel like in these last 30 days, that album is going to make me go 10 times harder from just, you know, hearing all the bars and all the sounds.”
On a potential joint project with Rick Ross: “One of the people of the people I enjoy rapping with most in this business is Rozay [Rick Ross]. Me and him have talked about potentially doing something after our albums comes out. I just love making songs with him. Every time we make a song it just seems to be something I love listening to after the fact when I’m in my car.”
On his Stevie Wonder collaboration: “I had a song that’s very powerful, it’s called ‘Doing It Wrong,’ and Stevie boosted it to another level. 40 produced it, but Stevie has a solo on it that he plays. It’s a great piece of music.”
On why Take Care will have less features compared to his debut: “It was my first album. It was a bit rushed. And I think I found solitude in having features from people I love. It was a heavy feature album. And this album is the complete opposite.”
On which leaked tracks will make the final cut: “‘Headlines’ and ‘Marvin’s Room’ are on the album. But ‘Dreams Money Can Buy’ and ‘Trust Issues,’ those joints are on that birthday edition. That birthday edition might be a stupid amount of songs. I’m just forewarning everybody. [Laughs] I want to service people a lot of music to get you through fall, winter, spring, and into the next summer. I want this music to last.”

Read the full interview on EW.com.

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28 Comments

  1. DopeBoySwag

    Might be good.

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  2. Kyi'

    Drizzzyyyy…..!!!!
    WTT…dawg…I…agree…!!!
    Spired…Me…to!!!…Homie!!!

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  3. DrakeKing

    Drizzy is da king maaan so excited for this banger album..TAKE CARE!!…october24th aw yeah aw yeah

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  4. Will

    Another album to look forward too Take Care is going to be incredible. Drizzy is definately growing as an artist dude makes music that is appreciated by all genres.

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  5. SLICK

    I bet it will have his boyfriend Trey Songz on the album LOL…

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @SLICK, I haven’t seen them together in forever. I think they broke up…lol

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    PrettyTia_Songz Reply:

    @StarsRblind, LMFAOOO Don’t do it thnx….

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  6. teamdrickinyc

    Take Care – October 24 make sure you get that!!

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    Aub Reply:

    @teamdrickinyc,
    I will! Soooo excited!

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  7. StarsRblind

    It’s only been a year. How soon did they expect him to come out with an album? The only reason we haven’t seen him for a while is because he didn’t show the video for his 4th single, and ended up not making one for his fifth. Hopefully this time he’ll stretch out his singles, and make more videos.

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  8. bknyhustle

    guess the supposedly talked about project with wayne ain’t never happening again…

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    Aub Reply:

    @bknyhustle,
    Yeah it’s suppose to happen still.

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    Mr Xclusive Reply:

    @bknyhustle, your so stupid

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    ed Reply:

    @Mr Xclusive, *you’re

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  9. musicIsLife

    I’m really glad that he’s putting out a lot of songs, especially glad that there isn’t a lot of collabs. The more, the better but I guess that means he’ll be taking a heck of a break when it’s all said and done. lol.

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  10. teamheat

    “The only person I really wrote with is Abel.” Niceeeee. Another The Zone.

    I actually like both “Dreams Money Can Buy” and “Trust Issues” so I can’t wait for the Take Care (Birthday edition) lol.

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  11. thecool

    Dang Y cant all that b on the Physical Edition, Thats y ni***s b downloading that stuff for free

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  13. Matt coleworld

    Oh so nw marvin’s room z on tha album? Wow!! he took a shit on tha label 4 taking it out 4rm his site n 4 sayn th@ it z on tha album n he said marvin’s room n dreams money can buy r 4 tha fans n nt 4 tha album. Marvin’s room is a hit n nw its on the album? Really drake?

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    teamdrickinyc Reply:

    @Matt coleworld, when did he say it wasn’t on the album???? Oh!

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    matt coleworld Reply:

    @teamdrickinyc, after took out the song i knw wat am tokn about so shut the fuck up

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    matt coleworld Reply:

    @teamdrickinyc, shut the fuck up i knw wat am tokn abwt jst coz u didnt read abwt it dnt mean he didnt say it dumbass

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    teamdrickinyc Reply:

    @matt coleworld, I want proof, till then your argument is invalid.

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    YOU STUPID DUMB FUCK. Reply:

    @Matt coleworld, no he did say that Marvins Room won’t be on the album and that Trust Issues and Dreams Money Can Buy was just for the fans. So he changed his mind… so what?? calm the fuck down, mate. And so Marvins Room should be on the album.. He’d be fucking DUMB not to put it on the album. If that was your hit record, you’d put it on your album too so stfu.

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  14. Hugh

    Not buying C4, saving for TC!

    Drake is one of the best right now.

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    Macduff Reply:

    @Hugh, C4 will grow on you, believe that, excited for take care lets get this sh!t going

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  15. Kayla

    So excited for Take Care!!!

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