Drake “Picking Up The Energy” For Sophomore Album “Take Care”

Drake “Picking Up The Energy” For Sophomore Album “Take Care”


Drizzy explains that the sound will be more upbeat and incorporate new sounds on is new album.

Currently working on the follow-up to last year’s Thank Me Later, Drake recently chopped it up with Headkrack about what listeners can expect on Take Care. During the interview, the former Degrassi star explained that he wants to get back into acting after dropping the new LP in October, and that fans will be hearing a new side of him on the album.

“I think I finally have a grasp on who I am and who I want to be. I’m just really talking that shit, that shit I’m really saying what I feel,” he said. “The goal for me, this album, was to dig even deeper. Like somebody told me, ‘I love your lyrics, but it’s almost like I know there’s more. I feel like you’re giving circus raps and people are taking them as the deepest thoughts ever.’ So what I did for this album was to capture this moment in time at the most honest place I can. However it ends up, I’m ready for the world right now.”

He likened the sound of the new album to his tracks “Fear” and “9 A.M. in Dallas,” explaining that it has more oomph than Thank Me Later.

“Sonically, 40 and I started using new sounds and picking up the tempo, picking up the energy. Last album, it was sort of still the struggle with fame, still figuring it all out. And this album, man, I’m here with all my friends from Toronto. We’re living the life. I’m 24 years old and everybody’s happy. I don’t have anybody forcing anything on me, no label or nothing like that. Wayne lets me do whatever I want to do and I got really the people I grew up with here. That’s really what this album is about. It’s about really making this happen. I want people to understand this life, but not from the superficial perspective of ‘Oh it’s so good and we’re all so rich.’ It’s not all that – it’s partly that – but there’s a message behind it.”

(via hiphopdx)

  • tiara

    DRAKE omg i swear u get sexxier eveyday ! dang baby u fine p.s I LOVE YOU DONT STOP love hoew u gettin ur grub on in the interview!! <333

  • driizy recortate brooo!

  • Jxe7393

    where is the single 

  • MB

    Just sayin, I think he said “surface raps”…not circus :/

  • Tomas urtasun

    Yeah, he definitely said ‘surface raps’ not circus.

  • Tony

    It’s been great listening to Drake these past few years he’s been out in mainstream.I read youtube arguments everyday about how Drake sucks or how “old” Drake is better than “new” Drake.Those people need to understand, Drake is no longer some underground MC, Drake is mainstream now, of course his lyrics are going to change.We may not hear another “Come Winter”, “Deceiving”, “Thrill Is Gone”, “Comeback Season”, “Video Girl”, “Say Whats Real”, “Fear”, or “The Calm” from Drake.Whether you be a fan of “old” Drake or “new” Drake, or whether you just like Drake period, those were different times for him.Why would Drake continue to rap about the struggle of coming up if he has been signed to a top record label for the past two years, being affiliated with the likes of Lil Wayne, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, & Rihanna(SEXY).Drake has no struggle no more.The only thing the same about Drake & his lyrics right now, is that he still raps about life.Not your life, not my life, but his life.Some idiot in class told me this one time, “Drake doesn’t rap about life in the basement, so why would I listen to him”, I replied, “Why would he, that’s not his current life, why would he rap about it”.Drake’s new life is better than his old life anyway, I’m sure he’d say it is.Drake can rap like he wants to, he has his friends, & he may start acting again.

  • wayne

    i am fucking siked!

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  • Libra’s World

    Cant wait for the album to drop man and that nigga look like he gettin dark lbs

  • Crystal

    Lmfaoo at the Heat winning haha. I didn’t like the scruffy look at first but now that I look at him, I’m lyk DAMN– doesn’t look bad at all. He’s still hot as hell lol. Luv hiim regardless. 9.13.11 <3