News: Drake Will Not Miss Perfection On “Thank Me Later” Follow-Up, “My Next Album Is Going To Be My Best”
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 5:17PM
Young Money rapper Drake has promised to deliver his all-time best work on a forthcoming Thank Me Later follow-up.
While a title is not yet chosen, Drake revealed the status of his sophomore album.
“I learned a lot from putting Thank Me Later out. I learned what worked for me– I wouldn’t necessarily say that there were things on that album that didn’t work, but I learned what really worked for me, and what I loved and what the people loved. One of the best things is putting people around me in great positions. I got [Noah] ’40′ [Shebib] finally just financially, mentally in a great place. Some of the best material that he has made to-date since we started working, came right after Thank Me Later was finished. He just happened to be in a great place right after the album, so I’ve been sitting on about five or six beats that are really, really good. And I’ve got some great raps. Boi-1Da now, Boi-1Da is in a great place as well…My next album I feel like is going to be my best sonic work to date. I think that musically I’ll be able to take it to another level now.” (XXL Mag)
Young Money CEO Mack Maine recently talked about Drake’s progress on his second LP.
“Drake’s crazy,” Young Money president Mack Maine said in an interview. “He’s doing a [R&B] mixtape right now. He called me one night, like two in the morning. He has the intro done for the new album. We was discussing dates where he should come back. That’ll be soon. And this mixtape, he’s gonna put that out quick. His formula is crazy. He works fast. I can’t give the secret away to the formula. He’s a musical genius. The way he and [producer] 40 put things together is crazy.” (MTV)
Earlier this year, Drake said he was contemplating a second album title.
Drake’s debut album hasn’t even hit stores yet, but he’s already thinking of a second album title. Moments is the name he’s been tossing around for his sophomore effort, reports the Los Angeles Times. While nothing has been set in stone, he explained the reasoning behind the title. “Hip-hop is all about moments,” said the 23-year-old rapper. “You look at people who were hot three or four years ago who are sitting around reminiscing. It’s fickle. It’s a game of moments. I’m the moment right now.” (Rap-Up)
Drake’s Thank Me Later album has already sold over a million copies since its release last June.
Young Money star Drake’s Thank Me Later took a hit dropping 18 spots to No. 38 with 13,700. After four months in stores, the rapper’s debut album has sold 1,099,700 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent Drake interview down below: