Drake Pushes ‘Take Care’ to November

Take Care

Drake won’t be celebrating his album release on his birthday after all. The hip-hop superstar has delayed the release of his sophomore album Take Care from October 24 to November 15. In a message posted on his OVO blog, Drizzy explained the reason for the pushback, saying that he is having difficulty clearing three samples in time.

“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,” he wrote.

The follow-up to Thank Me Later will arrive in the form he intended instead of being rushed to make the date. He has subsequently moved his “Club Paradise” tour to next year. Dates will be announced in the coming week.

Read his full explanation below.

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.

Drake

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47 Comments

  1. Kayla

    I’m angry that it got pushed back but as long as a good album comes out of it then it’s worth it!

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  2. Phoenix_Wright

    Makes sense, I had a feeling it would be pushed back but not because of this. Only 3 weeks later, it will probably leak around the original release date anyway

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  3. WatchTheThrone

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    damn i can’t wait that long for that album

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  4. On All Levels

    OMFG NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m so pissed I can kill something!

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    On All Levels Reply:

    @On All Levels,
    I guess I understand, & the only good thing is the possibility of a FLA school being added to the tour dates….

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  5. samanthalauryn

    This is another reason why I love Drake. I’m not mad that the release date is being pushed back. I’m even more excited now to hear what he has to offer on this album. Plus the fact that it’s being released one day before my birthday is icing on the cake.

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  6. Teenay

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow…

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  7. uhuh

    no hit single thats why

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    Will Reply:

    @uhuh, Naw thats not the reason Headlines is #1 on the rap charts, #2 U.S. R&B Hip Hop, and #13 on Billboard Hot 100 thats pretty damn good. Its just that he needs to clear the samples on some of his songs which takes time.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Will, thats a flop dude. he needs a top 5 hot 100 record.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @uhuh, Shut the fuck up anything in the Top 30 is considered great.

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    TeamDrickiNYC Reply:

    @uhuh, that is nowhere near a flop.

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  8. Randy

    i would have laughed so hard if he pushed the album back to the same date as yelawolf who just pushed his album back. lol

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    isabella! Reply:

    @Randy, when i read the title that is what i thought also, just a couple days ago yelawolf said his album will be released nov. 21
    there is alot of releases in novemeber,
    drake take care
    yelawolf radioactive
    mary j blige my life 2
    rihanna talk that talk
    michael jackson

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    KillBill Reply:

    @isabella!, Who you do you think going to take home the #1 spot?

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  9. CMonMan

    The good Lord knows I HATE album push backs with a PASSION, yet they keep coming up ON EVERY ALBUM I LOOK FORWARD TO and I can’t stand it. Don’t have a choice but to wait. Wish he’d at least release another single. I’m still buying but I was ready for that sucker.

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  10. maya

    I was upset but I rather all the songs then some cuts so I’ll be patient

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    Ice Reply:

    @maya, I agree.

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  11. Ronnie Ron

    I mean I wasn’t checking for it anyway.but I hate when artist push albums back

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  12. lexx_janay

    mad it got pushed back but i guess if he needed to push ot back then go ahead!

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  13. Drew

    in other words…not enough buzz

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    TeamDrickiNYC Reply:

    @Drew, you wish.

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    Ronnie Ron Reply:

    @Drew, Dats wat I also thought Lls

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    TeamDrickiNYC Reply:

    @Ronnie Ron, you also wish.

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    Ronnie Ron Reply:

    @TeamDrickiNYC, lls

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  14. ThankMeLater

    I’m cool with it <3

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  15. TeamDrickiNYC

    Drake will sell more than the so called “competition” You just sit back and watch.
    Take Care – November 15

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    Castrolani Reply:

    @TeamDrickiNYC,
    What competition?
    Most of the other people he came up w/ just dropping their first album & the others been in the game for a minute. The only comp he got is Nicki & they on the same team…. she got those pop sales so she may win by a land slide.

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    Curt Reply:

    @Castrolani, that is kind of true. His competition is Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, and Kanye West. Jay/Ye already came out and Nickis on the same team so NO competition. It’ll sale 650k 1st week

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    TeamDrickiNYC Reply:

    @Castrolani, Nicki is not dropping her album in November. I was talking about Yelawolf and Tyga who are dripping their albums in November

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    TeamDrickiNYC Reply:

    @TeamDrickiNYC, dropping*

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    THETRUTH Reply:

    @Castrolani, even with a pop feel Drake still shits on Nicki…her debut album sold 371,045 and Drakes sold 500k in a week.

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  16. Hugh

    Its cool. I know it will be great.

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  17. Tay

    What happens to people that already brought tickets for his tour?

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  18. drizzyy

    arghhhh f**kin hell , i cant wait that longg

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  19. Stre3t Danc@

    But why Drizzy :/ You know ppl can’t wait that long!! Why can’t it leak at least lol jk.

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  20. pArallel-intersect

    this pushing back of albums needs 2 grab itself a walking stick cos its gettin old…getn tired of it..they keep pushin,pushin n pushin like sumn that happens at birth..its not even funny..drizzy we cant hold our breath that long

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  21. YES.

    So what happened to that “October’s Own” bullshit?

    oh, I know. Reality set in and the record label showed that n*gga who was boss

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    THETRUTH Reply:

    @YES., NOPE have you seen his record contract? he has 100 per cent control. Why do ya think he signed to young money…he did it to get the contract that he wanted. He seems to be his own boss, he only has to give 25per cent profit to the company the rest is his lol he on top of that shit. IMO he just pushed back cause he wanna listen to J cole’s album and make sure his is better.

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    YES. Reply:

    @THETRUTH, No I haven’t seen the contract- don’t need to. However, I am aware that YME is an imprint of Cash Money which is distributed by UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.

    With that said, NO recording artist signed under a major music label has 100% control. Period. Just doesn’t happen. Not for Drizzy. Not for nobody.

    Q:How insecure to push your album back
    because of J Cole?
    A: Very.

    While Drake is an okay artist, he doesn’t have the artist development knowledge and branding sensibility to be his own boss. If that was the case he’d be INDEPENDENT. But of course he’s NOT.

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  22. dia

    do u Drizzy, whatever the album needs 2 get done do it and focus on preparing excellence and not rushed work, i am with u on that take ur time.

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  23. wayne

    the tracklist is out

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  24. Dee Eugene

    Well, I already have Big Sean, J. Cole, and the Jay-Z/Kanye West albums to tide me over until then. Been really itching to hear all of Drakes new material. Some of what we’ve heard has been a hit (Dreams Money Can Buy, Club Paradise, Free Spirit) and a miss (Headlines, Marvin’s Room) with me. Maybe once the whole album comes out, I’ll appreciate the songs more. My only complaint is that the production is starting to sound the same, but then again, maybe that’s why I need to listen to the entire album. Cannot wait for “Take Care.” :)

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  25. Bo

    This is all about Grammys. Kanye West is a lock for this year, and he’s likely not going to release an album next year to compete with Drake, so Drake’s aiming for next year’s awards.

    Album releases after September/October (not sure which one) are not considered for the year they are released in.

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  26. isiah

    say it aint so drizzy

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  27. latonya

    WHAT?!! ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! I MEAN!! DUDE THAT 3RD BONUS BETTER BE A SINGLE FOR DECEMBER THEN..

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  28. andy

    BLAH.

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