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Drake Delays Take Care Album Release

October 9, 2011 · Posted in news · 18 Comments 

Drake took to his OVO blog to explain why he needed to push back the release date of his sophomore album “Take Care”. Now released on November 15th.

Read his full statement after the jump.

“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.”


18 Responses to “Drake Delays Take Care Album Release”

  1. Troy on October 9th, 2011 3:18 am



  2. Intro on October 9th, 2011 3:33 am

    Why drake, why (Tear Tear) aha


  3. breezy on October 9th, 2011 4:14 am

    could be worse.


  4. Royal Swagness on October 9th, 2011 4:31 am

    I knew this was going to get pushed back. It’s two weeks away & he hasn’t released the official 2nd single off “Take Care”.

    I’m curious to hear what’s on it. It should easily be better than “Thank Me Later” it was an average album.


  5. Royal Swagness on October 9th, 2011 4:33 am

    I knew this was going to get pushed back. It’s two weeks away & hasn’t released the official 2nd single off Take Care.

    I’m curious to hear what’s on it. It should easily be better than “Thank Me Later”, which was an average album.


    Najala Reply:

    @Royal Swagness, hell naw thank me later wass too throughh..i disagree withh that onee


  6. WhatSheOrder?GordansFisherman on October 9th, 2011 4:34 am

    I KNEW IT!! NOT FAIR! WHERE OUR TRACKLIST!! DAMMIT!! so can we still pre-order? ugh drake ugh, dont do this to us man, no further! so what we gonna call it now? DRAKEVEMBER? UGH DONT WORK :(


  7. Pab Kush on October 9th, 2011 5:12 am

    tyga’s album comes out november 15 also, so i wonder what’s going to happen.


  8. mark on October 9th, 2011 6:53 am

    drake or yela?


  9. Alexandee on October 9th, 2011 5:35 pm

    Club paradice…. Free spirit….what is his offical.second single????????


  10. edison on October 9th, 2011 6:02 pm

    i know he delayed the release because he had to clear up samples, but i think he did it because Coldplays album was realising the same day and it might just have out sold, take care.
    I just think is a cover up.
    Mans been dropping stuff but hasnt gotten the response or people been crazy.


    LMH Reply:


    I highly doubt that’s the reason. 1) I don’t think Drake is the kind of rapper that will back out of a date because someone else is releasing their album that day. He has faith in how good his music is. 2) Coldplay announced they were releasing ‘Mylo Xyloto’ back in August.

    If he said he is trying to get the sample cleared up, I believe him. No politics!


    edison Reply:

    hes afraid that coldplay will out sell him.


    JRiver Reply:

    Coldplay outsell drake? You’re stupid

    LMH Reply:


    That’s the point I was making. If he was afraid that Coldplay was going to outsell him, why wouldn’t he have pushed the album back in August when they announced their release date? Your theory doesn’t make any sense!

    smh when will the hating stop?

    peanut Reply:

    @edison, those are completely different types of music so he wuldnt be losing any fans buying his album, and he wuldnt care if another music type outsold him…he pushed it back to when tygas album is being released so if he was afraid of coldplay then he would be afraid of tyga too so ur logic is fucked


  11. Louie on October 9th, 2011 6:55 pm

    I wont complain. Take Care should be worth the wait.


  12. Najala on October 23rd, 2011 11:45 pm

    Drake im finna cry i cantt wait that longg…yo cd is all i been talking boud to people getting on they nervess andd now its pushed bakk ):


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