News: Drake Makes Headlines W/ Long-Awaited "Take Care" Premiere Single [Audio]
Sunday, Jul 31, 2011 5:53PM
Young Money star Drake has decided to help fans prepare for the month of August by releasing the first official single off his upcoming new album, Take Care.
Drizzy took to his official October's Very Own website to release the sophomore project's first single.
First thing this morning, on the day of the second annual OVO Festival (July 31), Drake released the first single off "Take Care" (Oct. 24), titled "Headlines." On the Boi-1da and Noah "40" Shebib-produced track, Drake humbly rhymes about the money he's stacking and claims "the real is on the rise." Before releasing "Headlines" through his website, October's Very Own, Drizzy teased fans with tracks such as "Marvin's Room" and "Trust Issues." "Marvin's Room" jumped twelve slots on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart to No. 23 last week. (Billboard)
In late June, Drizzy hinted at plans to drop the first single this month.
"The single's dropping a week-and-a-half, two weeks. It'll be fun. It's going to be a blast," Drake told FADER writer Judnick Mayard. "It's great. I'm really excited about it. Just trying out different things, different sounds, different flows... We're all in a really great place in our lives just as a team, the team's coming together. 40's doing really well. We've got new editions. We have this affiliation with The Weeknd. It's really great. He's on the album a bunch. I'm excited about it just for the people to hear the evolution of the music." (The FADER)
Although he has made a name for himself with smash hits, Drake recently said he is not a fan of singles.
"I hate singles," Drake says. It's a funny thing to hear from the rapper behind hits like "Best I Ever Had" and "Find Your Love," but he says he's always felt this way - now more than ever, as he puts the finishing touches on his second full-length LP, Take Care (due October 24th). "With this album, I want to tell a whole story," he adds. "I don't want people to just hear a piece and judge the album on that." (Rolling Stone)
A few weeks ago, Drake described his determination to create a stellar project.
"The album might bring me a world of problems because I think I finally have a grasp on who I am and who I want to be," Drake explained in an interview. "I'm just really talking that sh*t. I'm really saying what I feel. I think the goal for me this album was to dig even deeper. Somebody told me, 'Ah, I love your lyrics -- but I know there's more. It's almost like I feel you're giving circus raps and people are taking them as the deepest thoughts ever.' So what I did for this album is try and really capture this moment in time at the most honest place I can. So however it ends up, I'm ready for the world right now. I'm about whatever." (Headkrack TV)
Take Care is slated to drop October 24th.
Check out "Headlines" below: