News: Drake To Kick Off Busy Coast-To-Coast Television Run For "Thank Me Later" Release
Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 5:40PM
Young Money's Drake is preparing to embark upon a series of national television appearances.
According to reports, Drizzy will go coast-to-coast to promote his debut album, Thank Me Later.
The Young Money star has booked appearances on a number of high-profile shows this month surrounding the release of his debut album Thank Me Later, out June 15. During the week of his release, Drizzy will chat with Terrence and Rocsi on BET's "106 & Park." He'll then fly across the country to Los Angeles to perform on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on June 23 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" the following day. And it doesn't end there. The "Fireworks" will really ignite when he sets the BET Awards stage ablaze with a performance on June 27. (Rap-Up)
His album's tracklisting was released online last month.
1. Fireworks (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Produced by Noah "40" Shebib) 2. Karaoke (Produced by Francis & The Lights) 3. The Resistance (Produced by Noah "40" Shebib) 4. Over (Produced by Boi-1da) 5. Show Me A Good Time (Produced by Kanye West) 6. Up All Night (Feat. Nicki Minaj) (Produced by Boi-1da) 7. Fancy (Feat. TI and Swizz Beatz) (Produced by Swizz Beatz) 8. Shut It Down (Feat. The Dream) (Produced by Noah "40" Shebib and Omen) 9. Unforgettable (Feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced by Noah "40" Shebib and Boi-1da) 10. Light Up (Feat. Jay-Z) (Produced by Noah "40" Shebib and Tone Mason) 11. Miss Me (Feat. Lil Wayne) (Produced by Boi-1da and Noah "40" Shebib) 12. Cece's Interlude (Produced by Noah "40" Shebib) 13. Find Your Love (Produced by Kanye West) 14. Thank Me Now (Produced by Timbaland) (All Things Fresh)
Earlier this year, Drake discussed his Jay-Z "Light It Up" collaboration.
"It's just me and Jay both rapping on it for an extended period of time," Drake said in an interview. "It's real rap. It's real rap. I do sing on it, but it's just on the hook -- but it's rap. It's great. The perspective, the dynamic on the track -- it's me and Jay's relationship on the song, basically. When you hear it, people will be like, 'Oh man.' That's how we are -- just the two. He definitely has guided me a lot, as far as his words and his advice. We have a real funny rapport. I always enjoy my conversations with Jay. It's good." (MTV)
Since last year, Drake has received critical acclaim and co-signs by artists ranging from Jamie Foxx to Fat Joe.
"So Drake, I think he will outlast 50 Cent. If you talk about 50 Cent on top really making hot music it didn't even last two, three, four years. Looking at the quality of the music that Drake is making and the different lanes--he wrote that song for Alicia Keys, 'Unthinkable'--I think we ain't seen nobody like him yet." (VIBE)
Drake's Thank Me Later is scheduled to come out Tuesday, June 15th.
Check out T.I. speaking on Drake's album sales down below: