Drake "Picking Up The Energy" For Sophomore Album "Take Care"

Drizzy explains that the sound will be more upbeat and incorporate new sounds on his 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.”

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57 Comments

  • watts

    I cant help but laugh at all these haters who click on an article ABOUT DRAKE then talk shit about him how he isnt talented, bla bla, dude is very talented and nobody is doing what hes doing hands down, like it or not. Find something better to do with your time instead of internet blog hating on successful people. He aint worried about none of yall, he living the life of creative freedom, fame and wealth unimaginable to anybody blogging on this site and yet he still remains humble and wants to dig deeper into his personal life to give to his fans, how can u hate on that? Get a fucking life losers.

    • Pedro Fraire

      I just wish the radio didnt play his music. he is free to do whatever he wants with his time and money just like me. I wouldnt have a problem if i wasnt exposed to his shitty music But when i hear/see his crappy music/face on the radio/tv/internet it ruins my day. I should know better tho, the media is the devil!

  • The P

    Fuckin a Drake, you and I could be best friends. I want to shake your hand.

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  • Anony

    Drake u wack as fuck. Cant wait until ur time over in ur little extended 15 minutes of fame. U are not hip hop and u arent r&b either.. U are a clown and if it wasnt for degrassi you would probably still be that no hairline having, unibrow, sweatsuit wearing, sad looking skinny mofucka. CLOWN ASS BITCH1

    • Anonymous

      ALL YOU HATERS KEEP HATEING FAGS

    • DOT

      I've never seen an episode of degrassi but I do know bul is hot and his music is relevant....he appeals to people in the hood and people in the burbs at the same time and he does it by doing him. you gotta respect that....

    • lmao

      lool dis nigga hatin like a movfucka lol he mad as shit he aint rich n famous, just like drizzy said" des haterz sittin there wishin their problems became ours..."

    • Edi Kajmolli

      cosign drake fucking sucks he put no one on in toronto and he claims to be bout the city fuck outtta here

    • Drakesucking

      I paid $32.67 for a X B O X 360 and my mom got a 17 inch D EL L laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by Fed EX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, H i tPenny . c/o//m

    • Drakesucking

      I paid $32.67 for a X B O X 360 and my mom got a 17 inch D EL L laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by Fed EX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, H i t P e n n y . c/o//m

    • Drakesucking

      I paid $32.67 for a X B O X 360 and my mom got a 17 inch D EL L laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by Fed EX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, H i t P e n n y . c/o/ /m

    • Drakesucking

      I paid $32.67 for a X B O X 360 and my mom got a 17 inch DELL laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, H i t P e n n y . c/o/ /m

    • Drakesucking

      I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, H i t P e n n y . c/o/ /m

    • luiseezyfcrazy

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  • Anony

    Drake u wack as fuck. Cant wait until ur time over in ur little extended 15 minutes of fame. U are not hip hop and u arent r&b either.. U are a clown and if it wasnt for degrassi you would probably still be that no hairline having, unibrow, sweatsuit wearing, sad looking skinny mofucka. CLOWN ASS BITCH

  • your mothers "friend"

    Ya'll niggas dumb. Or just flat out ignorant. All that singing that you say he does too much of. Women say he needs to do more. Statistically women buy more records then men. So while rapping is what got his buzz up and made him popular, singing is what made him break through that SUPERSTAR level. What other artists can headline Radio City Music Hall 2 nights in a row and make a HUNDRED THOUSAND?.. With ONE album. Because he sings, I agree for my sake that he has more rap then singing but if I was Drake, Id sing my ass off every chance I get so in a year I can tour big ass ARENAS.. I mean look at the charts, how many rappers place top 10 on the charts? Then look and see how many R&B singers place top 10 on the charts. The R&B money is flowing in like a motherfucking ocean when hip hop money is flowing like a fucking water hose. Nigga.. I'd be singing my ass off like a motherfucker right now.

  • aarontodavis

    Drake's in a good spot right now but I think he just needs to balance his sing/rappin. He can do both but has to make sure his singing is up to par w/his raps...not a fan of Marvin's room or any of his new music but if he can make tracks like Fear again than his next albulm should be better than Thank me later (which was almost a classic) but not quite

  • Few choice words

    This wont be album of the year. It will be worth the listen if its anything like 9am in dallas all across the board. Less singing, more rap. more Comeback Season type, but incorporate the singing where it makes sense the most, like have them blend in quietly behind the main vocals not in every hook and every verse,The shits too much after a minute.

  • The MG

    Drake definitely has potential but I don't think he's quite there yet. If he's digging deeper in this album like he said, then I'm eager to see how it turns out because, besides a few songs, I was disappointed with TML.

  • eyesandteeth

    Hopefully he picks up some skills and some better beats too.

  • thought dog

    He should call the album "gay hair".

  • disco fan

    aka more club songs. time to get your disco on everybody!

  • Che

    i liked Drake when he was makin tracks with Little Brother and Hazel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgdpTA_13po

  • Christopher English

    "We’re living the life. I’m 24 years old and everybody’s happy." Now that's a statement. Young, rich and living & loving life..... we all should be so lucky.

  • Anonymous

    Really good video for reviews on recent mixtapes. Check it out, Sorry for the wait go Trashed! lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7KAO1EYpZU

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    An uptempo sound is when Drake it at his best. Sometimes his tracks are too "emo" and sonically, just needs to pick up the pace. He's dope though.

  • Jamel Jhuntdaprodigy Hunter

    "Fear" & "9am In Dallas" were both epic tracks that he went in on them being lyrical and substance filled. If this first single (Which he needs to fucking drop) is dope, I might say that this could be album of the year material, next to Cole World and/or Watch The Throne

  • That Nigga In His Basement

    You blind misled SHEEP! Don't any of you see the evil and lies being fed to you here? This interview has clearly revealed this PUPPET Drake's association with the dark world and the evil elites who worship ancient demons in the elitist cult known as Disnikkuhneedarapmoar! Look closer at what he says and the signs will be OBVIOUS! When he says the goal of his album was to "dig deeper," he ACTUALLY means he's doing as the elites command him to do and digging a hole to the earth's mantle where a civilization of rabid man eating mole people of the kingdom of Draykgotaqwitdasingin live! Notice how Mole rhymes with Hole. Holes was a stupid ass book with a stupid ass movie about digging shit. Are you not seeing the connection?! These are 100% facts and accurate research scientifically proving the elites' plot to harness the power of the mole people through Drake's new album! Seek the truth you FOOLS! WAKE UP!

  • Anonymous

    $WonDough$ on the rise

  • Devin Williams

    Good we need more uptempo stuff and less of that emo bullshit

  • Hermione Granger

    **mandrake

  • Jack Merridew

    I wish drake was dead and ymcmb as well

  • 4 SERIOUSNESS?

    drake? drake? R U SERIOUS? i thought this website was about HIP HOP? who gives a fuck bout a drake?

  • Anonymous

    if the album is remniscent of tracks like "fear", and "9am in dallas" then i think we're in for a pretty good f/up album from drake..lets see what happens

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  • Lsn22s

    I just hope this kid shows some improvement lyrics-wise...all he seems to rap about is money, girls and partying...that's fine and all, but he seems smart enough and talented enough to come with something sharper than that...hopefully this album won't be softer than baby shit like the last one...

  • Anon

    Does this nigga shave?

  • Anonymous

    comments: 0 posts. of course :)

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