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Take Care: The Making Of Drake’s Platinum-Selling Album [Pictorial]

Celebrity photography Ruben Rivera leaked images of the recording and creating process of Drake’s sophomore platinum-selling album, entitled Take Care. The disc debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 659,190 copies in the first week and over one-million copies worldwide. Take Care features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, André 3000, Rick Ross, and more. Peep the pictures below:

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Another Plaque: Drake ‘Take Care’ Hits Platinum

Just a little after one month of being released, Drake’s sophomore album Take Care is now officially platinum. The disc debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 659,190 copies in the first week. Drizzy debut album Thank Me Later also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the first week sales exceeding over 447,000 copies and over one-million worldwide. Take Care is the third-highest sales week of 2011, after Lady Gaga’s Born This Way debut (1.1 million) and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV start (964,000). Take Care features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, André 3000, Rick Ross, and more. Peep Drizzy’s tweet below:

Congratulations are in order for the homie Drake. Much success in all of your future endeavors.

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Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don’t: Drake’s Album ‘Take Care’ Projected To Move 725,000 In The First Week

According to Billboard, Toronto rapper Drake’s sophomore offering Take Care s will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell as many as 725,000 copies by week’s end on Sunday, Nov. 20. His debut album Thank Me Later debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 447,000 copies in the first week and over one-million worldwide. Take Care may become the third-highest sales week of 2011, after Lady Gaga’s Born This Way debut (1.1 million) and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV start (964,000). Take Care features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, André 3000, Rick Ross, and more.

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Take Care: Drake Talks About His New LP, Ideal Girl & Lil Wayne Vs Jay-Z

Just a few days away from releasing his sophomore album Take Care, Drake chopped it up with GQ magazine. Drake’s success in this industry came over night. His debut album Thank Me Later debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold over one-million copies. In his interview with GQ, Drake talked about his forthcoming LP Take Care, his ideal girl and Lil Wayne & Jay-Z’s rap battle. Below are some excerpts:

You announced the title of this album, Take Care, with us back in December. What does it mean? 

No one has actually asked me that yet. I came up with the name when I was on a bus in Birmingham, England, going to a show. “Take Care” is this thing we use in passing conversation to dismiss bullshit like, “Oh, you couldn’t make it on time? Oh, take care, take care.” We’ve always used that and then I really took so much care making this album. I knew I was going to go home and take longer than six months, I knew that I was literally going to take care of making this project and be attentive, be clear, be immersed in it. “Take Care” worked.

Some of the features on this album are crazy. Wayne, Nikki, Rihanna, some unknown guy named Andre 3000…

He murdered that shit! He killed it and 40 switched the beat, it’s nasty. I didn’t get to see him record, but speaking with him was great and we even spoke about projects beyond “The Real Her.”

Who’s the ideal girl for Drake?

Who’s the ideal girl? She is very funny, very supportive, understands that right now I’m trying to build with somebody. The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer…

When Lil Wayne and Jay-Z made passing references to each other earlier this year, did you feel like you were in a compromising situation? We know you really look up to Jay and you really look up to Wayne.
Drake: I’m just riding with Wayne, always. I’ll never sit here and say that Wayne compromised me. I’m just doing what I got do. I’m a Cash Money soldier. That’s who I ride for.

Read Drake’s entire feature in GQ here.

On November 15, Drake will be releasing his sophomore album Take Care. The 17 tracks disc, plus two bonus tracks features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, André 3000, Rick Ross, and more.

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The Album Leaked: Drake Speaks On ‘Take Care’ Leak

Over this past weekend, which was just nine days before YMCMB rapper Drake is scheduled to drop his sophomore disc, entitled Take Care, three tracks from the album including, Lord Knows Ft. Rick Ross, “Crew Love” Ft. The Weeked and “Take Care” Ft. Rihanna leaked online. Drake spoke on the album leaked via his official Twitter account @Drake. Read what Drake said below:

Take Care will be in stores and online next Tuesday (November 15).

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Revealed: Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Album Tracklisting

On November 15, YMCMB platinum-selling rapper Drake will be releasing his sophomore album Take Care. The 17 tracks disc, plus two bonus tracks features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, André 3000, Rick Ross, and more. Drake is also covering the November issue of The Source Magazine’s Power 30 14th issue. In the cover story, he talks about Kanye West as one of his inspirations: “When I was a kid trying to figure out what I liked, it was [Kanye] who I related to the most. He was an artist, in every sense, from his cover art to his music. Now, I would say he was a really great competitor….” Peep Take Care tracklisting below:

Take Care Tracklisting

1. “Over My Dead Body”
2. “Shot for Me”
3. “Headlines”
4. “Crew Love” feat. The Weeknd
5. “Take Care” feat. Rihanna
6. “Marvin’s Room” / “Buried Alive Interlude”
7. “Under Ground Kings”
8. “We’ll Be Fine”
9. “Make Me Proud” feat. Nicki Minaj
10. “Lord Knows” feat. Rick Ross
11. “Cameras” / “Good Ones Go Interlude”
12. “Doing It Wrong”
13. “The Real Her” feat. Lil Wayne & André 3000
14. “HYFR (Hell Ya Fu**in’ Right)” feat. Lil Wayne
15. “Look What You’ve Done”
16. “Practice”
17. “The Ride”

Bonus
18. “Hate Sleeping Alone”
19. “Untitled” feat. Lil Wayne

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BREAKING NEWS: Drake Get His Wig Pushed Back

YMCMB rapper Drake sophomore album, entitled Take Care has been pushed back from October 24th to November 15th. So far, Drake completed 19 songs for the album and is having some issues with clearing samples, which is the reason why the album was pushed back. Drake took to his official blog OVO to make the announcement. Peep what Drake said 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.”

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Official Cover: Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Album Artwork

This Fall YMCMB rapper Drake will be releasing his forthcoming sophomore album Take Care, on his birthday, October 24thHe recently took to his blog to leak the album artwork with the following message:

Feels like it’s been so long. Is life moving so fast in this generation that when we desire something it begins to move in slow motion? Are we just used to getting what we want right away? Or do we require one another to feel right about all that is going on around us? Maybe our anticipation is justified by the fact that we genuinely cannot wait to share a moment again? Either way, your life and mine are scheduled to meet on October 24…I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

See you soon.

Drake

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Song Of The Year: Stevie Wonder Featured On Drake’s ‘Take Care’

Over this past weekend, the 2nd Annual OVO Fest in Toronto took place. Drake brought out Rick Ross, J.Cole, Nas and Stevie Wonder. The most surprising moment was when Drizzy told RapCity host T-Rexxx after the event: Stevie Wonder is on Take Care.

Stevie Wonder is a very close friend of mine. I’m honored to call him a friend, someone who embraced me very early in this music business. This is an exclusive right here, because it’s MuchMusic, and we’re Canadian: Stevie Wonder is actually on Take Care. He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me, listened to my music, told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing, and not only that but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience. So I hit him, asked him to come by, and with no hesitation he hit me back like “I will be there.” Not only that, but he was supposed to do two songs and he did like six. It was incredible.”

Take Care is scheduled to hit stores October 24.

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Dope Or Nope? Drake “Headlines”

Earlier this morning Sunday (July 31), a new track titled “Headlines” from Young Money own Drizzy Drake hit the net. This track is just another warm-up until Drizzy release the official first single from his upcoming album Take Care, dropping October 24. Listen to the track below:

Dope or Nope, are you guys feeling this track? I think it’s pretty cool. Drizzy flow is smooth and his lyrics are dope.

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