Drake Says He's Begun Recording Third LP, Explains Falling Back From Mixtapes

posted Monday November 21, 2011 at 11:44AM PST | 76 comments

Drake Says He's Begun Recording Third LP, Explains Falling Back From Mixtapes

Drizzy says he recorded the first song for the follow-up to "Take Care."

Drake recently dropped off his sophomore album Take Care, but he's already on to the next one. Speaking with Wild 94.1, Drizzy revealed that he's begun recording the intro for his third album and that it's going to capture where he's at in his life at the moment.

"I started writing the intro to my project last night," he said. "I found the sample and I started piecing together the story of where I’m at in my life. Start piecing together the drawing, I finish that and flip the page. It’s really like, I’m never the type to go back and be like, oh, I need this to bring over here. I can’t really save music or older music."

He also said that he now considers himself an album artist and that he doesn't think he'll be putting out another mixtape again. He justifies the decision by explaining that an album allows him to put more behind the project than he would with a mixtape.

"It’s tough for me to put a mixtape out there just based off the fact that… Not only that it’s free, but to be honest to you, I don’t really make money off my albums," he said. That’s not where I make my money. Artists don’t make money off my record sales. That’s why what I do first week doesn’t matter to me. I’m not too caught up in the numbers, because nobody’s getting rich off of album sales. Everybody gets rich off of touring and brand sponsorship."

"It’s just more the fact that the amount of work that I would put into a mixtape, I kind of may as well call it an album. Like, So Far Gone was a full-blown album," he continued. "I’m becoming more of an album artist. I value my music a lot. If you really care about what you do and the fans really care about what you do, it’s a great outlet to get started, it’s a great outlet when you’re hungry - when you’re undiscovered and hungry. I’m discovered and hungry. I’d rather give you more albums to listen to, more moments in time."

Listen to the full interview below (ATF via HHNM).

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