Drake Preps ‘Take Care’ Singles for July

Get ready for the second coming of Drake. Young Money’s all-star is gearing up to release the first singles from his sophomore album Take Care next month.

The Canadian artist has been giving away tracks including the viral sensation “Marvin’s Room” via his blog, but something official is expected to arrive in July. “I got the singles dropping in like a week, a week and a half, two weeks,” he told FADER TV on Tuesday night. “It’s gonna be a blast.”

Drizzy previously announced an October 24 release date for the album, which falls on his 25th birthday. “I’m excited for people to hear the evolution of the music,” he said. “I know what it’s like to drive around Toronto and think about life, so I just make music for those kids.”

On the follow-up to his 2010 debut Thank Me Later, he’s once again drawing inspiration from his real life experiences. “I only really know how to do one thing. I don’t know how to make generic songs about the struggle or things that aren’t about me. I just make songs about my life ’cause if you want me to be honest with you, that’s the best way I know how, the things that I’ve experienced and the things I’ve lived.”

Featured guests on Take Care include Canadian singer The Weeknd (“He’s on the album a bunch”), who will perform at the OVO Festival in Toronto, along with Rick Ross, on July 31.