Drake has pushed back the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album Take Care. The rapper says that the project has been delayed due to samples being cleared.
“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,” he said on his official website. “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,” he said in the open letter. “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.”