Young Money rapper Drake has announced that his would-be It’s Never Enough R&B mixtape has been scrapped indefinitely due to his love for rhyming.
Drake claims his interest in being a respected emcee is now delaying the underground effort.
“I been rapping a lot lately,” Drake told MTV News. “Me and 40 (Noah Shebib, his producer) have been doing some great rap music, so I sort of took a hiatus on the R&B for a second. It’s cool to do R&B, I love it, but it’s just hard for me to always commit to it. Because some nights, I get in there and 40’s beats, as melodic or R&B-driven as they may be, just have that right pocket that I just wanna spit.” (MTV)
Earlier this month, Drake released a record from his mixtape, the TLC-inspired, “I Get Lonely Too.”
Produced by Drizzy’s partner in crime, Noah Shebib aka 40, “I Get Lonely Too” isn’t exactly a new song, as it is his spin on legendary girl group TLC‘s song “Fanmail.” Where TLC’s “Fanmail” was a bouncy, futuristic love letter to their fans to tell them they’re more alike than they think, Drake’s “I Get Lonely Too” is a mellow, almost dark portrait of his longing for companionship. Drizzy isn’t much of a vocalist, but what he lacks in vocal ability, he makes up for in emotion — or maybe it’s just expert studio vocal manipulation. Either way, it’s an appetizing sample of Drizzy’s mixtape, It’s Never Enough, hitting the internet soon. (Neon Limelight)
Drake also posted a link to the song via Twitter.
“Track 1 off of “It’s Never Enough” onwww.octobersveryown.net tonight,” he tweeted.
“Just like you…I get lonely too.” (Drake’s Twitter)
In a recent interview, Drake said his rhyming skills outshined his R&B talent.
“I could never really take singing on the road the way I can take rapping on the road. I can’t get on stage and blow people away with my range and vocals. I’m a studio singer because I can convey emotion and I have unique melodies, so that’s kind of what I pride myself on, but that’s where it stops. I make music more for people to listen to rather than to hold me as an R&B artist. Not to wish that I couldn’t sing better. If I could sing like Trey [Songz] then yeah, I’d definitely just want to be a singer. If I could do anything, trust me, I wish I could just sit at the piano and sing.” (VIBE)
Check out Drake’s “I Get Lonely Too” down below: