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Over the weekend the sad-sack MC Drake put up a sad blog post announcing that Take Care, his long-in-the-works second album, would be coming out on November 15, and not in time for his 25th birthday on October 24. “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,” he wrote. “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.” You can almost hear the pride of Ontario appending a “, baby,” to that last sentence, no?
Yelawolf’s Radioactive, also scheduled to come out that week, was recently delayed for the purpose of adding “important finishing touches” as well (it’s now coming out November 21, just in time for Black Friday). But that doesn’t mean the tumbleweeds will be rolling around iTunes two weeks from now. Oh no! Just look at all the big names who, according to Pause & Play, have new records coming out then!
Kelly Clarkson! (PS this song is great and I have very high hopes for this album)
And, most importantly, the Scott Weiland Christmas album!
A few hours ago Drake cryptically tweeted, “Make Me Proud”—perhaps that’s a way of him telling people to soldier on and buy the new records that will fill the shops in his absence? OK, maybe not.