Drake suffered a major setback. When fans thought that the countdown to the rap prodigy new album was on his way for a May 25 release, rumors surfaced earlier this week saying that the MC’s new project will be delay a little longer.
According to media reports, during his Young Money Entertainment, “Away From Home Tour” on Monday, April 5th in Pennsylvania, the rapper revealed that the release date of his highly anticipated debut “Thank Me Later” was being pushed back to June 15 three weeks later than originally slated. He also mentioned that “Fireworks,” his new song from the upcoming release, will be showcase during the tour.
The set will include collaborations by Kanye West, Jay-Z, The-Dream, Lil Wayne and k-OS. While production will feature the work of Boi-1da, Noah “40” Shebib, Crada, Tone Mason, Omen, Tricky Stewart, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.
The video of “Over,” the lead single from “Thank Me later” will premiere on April 12th. Since its release, the song debuted at number 35, and currently peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
No reasons were given as to why the album was pushed back but soon enough fans will have the luxury to thank Drizzy later.
In related news, Drake is currently on his eco-friendly tour, a part of the 5th Annual Campus Consciousness show until May, 8 with Canadian rapper K-OS and Francis & The Lights billed as his supporting acts. In between breaks the rapper will perform at the Bamboozle Music Festival on May 1 in East Rutherford, New Jersey with Paramore and Ke$ha among others.
Written by Valerie Varasse