News: Drake Envisioning 'Take Care' Follow-Up, "[I've] Started Piecing The Drawing"

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 5:40PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Although his long-awaited Take Care album has only been out for a few days, Young Money star Drake has already revealed he's putting together its follow-up.

While still in its early stages, Drizzy claims he has pieced together his third LP's introduction.

"I never save music, that's one thing I never dude -- because music, to me, is like a sketch book so I'll do a drawing like Take Care and the whole album cycle is a drawing. That's how I felt on that day. November 15th, I just turned the page over so now it's a new day. I started writing last night. I started writing the intro to my next project last night. I found the sample and I started piecing it together the story, where I'm at in my life. Started piecing the drawing. I started that and flipped the page" (Wild 94.1)

Based on one-day estimates, his new Take Care is easily projected to dominate its competition this week.

The rapper, whose sophomore YM/CM/Universal Republic album, Take Care, is the follow-up to last year's successful bow, Thank Me Later, will debut at #1 with a sales total between 675-725k. Glassnote Records latest discovery, Community star Donald Glover's hip-hop persona Childish Gambino's debut album Camp will open with a very impressive 45-50k. Finally, Trill/Fontana hip-hop artist Baton Rouge rapper Webbie's third installment of the Savage Life series, is set to bow with 24-27k. (HITS Daily Double)

A week prior, the Canadian-bred emcee said he did not think Take Care could sell a million copies in seven days.

"That's the golden number for anyone," Drake said when asked if a million copies in his first week is what he is shooting for. "I doubt that'll happen. That's some Lil Wayne, Eminem iconic sh*t. I don't know if I'm there yet. Whoever goes out and buys it, I'm happy. I'd rather have great reviews than numbers. I'd rather walk out of my house and hear seven cars playing it than hear that I did 900,000." (Billboard)

Along with his own solo efforts, Drizzy is also planning to hook up with rap star Rick Ross for a collaborative effort.

"You know, it's official, the music is most definitely official," Ross said in an interview. "But you know, me being a boss, I'm trying to find a way that we could put that on the shelves for the world, baby. But it's most definitely official. You know, Drake, I consider him a part of the fam. It's not just music -- We stay in the studio, we stay on Skype." (MTV)

Check out some recent Drake footage down below:

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