News: Drake Cranks Up Lil Wayne Collabo Competition, "I Fear Wayne's Creativity"

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009 10:18AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on his chemistry with Lil Wayne and updated fans on how much progress he has made on the forthcoming Thank Me Later debut.

While originally planned for a 2009 release, Drizzy said his project would likely hit stores Valentine's Day 2010.

"Someone would really have to come to the studio to see me and Wayne together and how we work," Drake said in an interview. "It's the same sort of thing. I fear Wayne's creativity. It's endless. It's a scary beast. He never takes one day off. When we get into the studio it is very competitive, but in a good way. You can't just use a line you wrote Tuesday. Every line has to be thought out...I'm about two songs in. I really haven't even started. The tour is really throwing me off, so I probably won't start really working on it until September. It will probably come out Valentine's Day next year." (The Boom Box)

The rapper recently spoke about hitting the road alongside Wayne for their America's Most Wanted tour.

"I didn't really get any approval from my doctor, but I made a personal decision 48 hours ago that I'd be letting a lot of people down if I didn't show up and at least show them I'm there for them," Drake said in an interview. "For the last two weeks, I've been really going hard, getting all types of acupuncture, trying to bring the swelling down. I'm walking around -- no cane. I'll put a brace on it tomorrow night. No one will probably even know I'm injured...I'm not doing my own set. That's one thing I have to apologize to my fans about. It's too much of a risk, if I hit that wrong turn [doing] 30 minutes every night. If I tear my ACL again, the doctors say I might not be able to walk again. I have to be cautious." (MTV)

He will also be joined alongside Soulja Boy Tell Em and Young Jeezy.

The Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival will be the follow up to Lil Wayne's very successful "I Am Music Tour" playing a total of 47 arena dates across the US. After an opening act, Drake will perform, followed by Soulja Boy and Young Jeezy's sets with Lil Wayne closing out the show. The tour will kick off on July 27, 2009 at the Toyota Pavillion in Scranton, Pennsylvania and end on August 23, 2009 at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Texas. (The Urban Daily)

Drake reportedly began working on his new album last month.

The sold-out June 2009 New York performance was Drake's last stop before he enters the studio for his debut, Thank Me Later, which he will start working on June 1, Drake told Billboard.com last week. So Far Gone was released on February via his blog site Octobersveryown.com. (Billboard)

An exact release date for Thank Me Later has not yet been announced.

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