Drake's forthcoming album 'Take Care': The producer spills details to EW

DrakeImage Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.comDrake and record producer Boi-1da have a lot in common: They’re both 24, Canucks, kinda big deals in the hip-hop scene, and have Grammy nominations under their belts. Now, they’re working on an album together for a second time—specifically, Drake’s second and forthcoming disc, Take Care. Last night on the Grammy Awards’ red carpet, EW snaked a few hints from producer Boi-1da, who shared his thoughts on his buddy’s forthcoming oeuvre.

“It is amazing stuff. A lot of rapping, more than on the last album,” Boi-1da told us. “He is trying to go in a slightly different direction, but stay consistent enough to give the fans what they want. He is more confident, and sure that what he is doing, he’s doing right. That opens artists up to trying new things and experimenting.”

Last year, Boi-1da produced Drake’s inaugural Thank Me Later (which was nominated for Best Rap Album) and Eminem’s “Recovery” (which won Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year). Could this “slightly different direction” of which 1da speaks will be well received and will keep Drake on the path to those gilded gramophones? Probably. The rapper received four nods this year, and performed “What’s My Name?” with Rihanna on last night’s live telecast. (He’s come a long way from his acting days on Canadian teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation, hasn’t he?)

“We are doing a lot of work,” Boi-1da continued EW. “I did a bunch of stuff on the last record, and we worked well together, so I think we will throw together a bunch of stuff and see what sticks.”

Take Care is slated for release sometime this spring. (Reporting by Carrie Bell.)

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Comments (21 total) Add your comment
  • JPX

    Who the hell is “Drake”?

    • Tha Phoenix


      • Lizzie Lohan

        I love him and his hair and LesbianFriends.net was fantastic

    • marnie gold

      drake is a great guy-jealousy will get you knowhere! didnt your mothers teach you that!

    • Tiff

      Just a nobody who travels the world, makes millions and was nominated for a grammy. I mean seriously… Who the hell is “Drake” ?

    • Wiyao Boukpessi

      He’s a rapper, and he used to be an actor on the TV show Degrassi

    • Tiffany

      My Hubby Wubby(;

  • biggles

    i don’t know if money is gonna be able to pull off a straight “rap” album, without all the sing-song. anything is possible these days tho…

  • DJic3buurG


    • Bel

      AND FORGET HER TOO! Hoo hoo hoo

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  • ES

    i was so jealous of rihanna when she was performing and grinding on drake.

  • BoB

    @ES other way around 4 me

  • m

    Sources tell us it will be as poorly rhymed as the last album

  • Kevin

    I forgot to thank him later…LOL. Go home and take young money with you. Well leave Nikki….nice phatty..lol.

    • Tiff

      Now, you and I both know that was a bad joke.

  • lynn

    I liked him better in Degrassi.

    • Tiffany

      Well, I’m sorry we have to graduate and move on. I heard Jimmy got a record deal and is doing pretty well now.

  • Anubis

    drizzy is good , all haters go jump , if u hate him tell him to go burn in heaven

  • Tiffany

    omfg sexy af’ #prettyboyswagg(;

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