This is a bummer of an early birthday present for Drake, for sure. Previously planning on releasing his sophomore full-length album Take Care on October 24th to commemorate the beginning of his 25th year, Drake has hit a couple snags with the LP that are going to force it back a couple of days. Explains Drizzy, via his (now ironically titled) blog October's Very Own:
The new date for Take Care is November 15th, 2011. I...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.
All right, Aubrey, if you say so. We don't want to be hearing this again in early November, though—it's already been what, nearly 18 months since Thank Me Later? A couple more delays, and this album might end up as the Chinese Democracy of rap before you even realize.
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