News: Drake's Lyricism Is On The Come-Up, Says Boi-1da [Video]
Sunday, Jul 3, 2011 9:57AM
Music producer Boi-1da recently updated fans on Drake's forthcoming Take Care sophomore album and said the difference compared to his debut may boil down to overall growth.
Boi said Drizzy's growth as a lyricist will really be noticed on the new LP.
While he remained tight lipped about details surrounding the highly-anticipated project, he did describe how the Young Money star has evolved as an artist. "He was already extraordinary. I just think he's grown as a lyricist and become a better rapper, although he was a great rapper before," the Canadian producer told Rap-Up TV. "Everything just sounds better. He's evolved as an artist." (Rap-Up TV)
Last week, Boi spoke on his chemistry alongside Drake.
Boi-1da gave us the details on how amazing Drake's new album is going to be, and Drake's reaction to all of the beats he has produced for "Take Care." Boi-1da had this to say about Drake, "He just had the same reaction as always. He just snaps and gets into a zone and starts writing. Sometimes he doesn't even say nothing he just goes, Ugh! Ugh! He gives me a grunt and it's a wrap from there. You just know." (Global Grind)
Drake recently announced plans to drop a new 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)
Aside from a new record called "Trust Issues," Drake put out his "Marvin's Room" song in June.
Get excited, Drake fans. According to his website, his sophomore album, Take Care, is due out in October and we should be hearing the first single in July. And if that isn't enough for y'all, he has also come through with a brand-new track called "Marvin's Room." It's far less rap-heavy than "Dreams Money Can Buy" and instead features Drizzy throwing on his R&B sad-man/storyteller hat throughout the nearly six-minute-long track. The result is a pretty epic cut that includes a track-ending piano solo and producer Noah "40" Shebib's trademark watery 808s. A single this is not, but I'll be d*mned if it won't make for a killer deep cut. (Prefix Mag)
Check out Boi-1da's interview below: