Drake Explains His ‘King’s Story’ Behind Upcoming Sophomore Album

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Vibe / October 18, 2011

When Drake released the cover for Take Care, fans and critics were left a bit confused with what he was trying to convey with the artwork. Luckily, Drake finally explained what the story is behind the sullen cover in an interview with MTV News.

“I used to stare at this world through a glass window and, like, two to three years later, I became king in that world.” Drake explained. “That’s who’s sitting on that album cover, that kid that’s just somehow gone from his mom’s basement in Toronto to becoming a king. That’s what the album cover is about and there is a lot of deep thought involved in that ‘cause you can go crazy doing this.”

Drake is definitely on top of the world right now, before even releasing his most-anticipated sophomore album; he has gained ten numbe-one hits, including his first single off of Take Care, titled “Headlines”. He also explained the concept behind the album.

“It was a world that was very much real to me, but I created it in my mind. It was a world that, being a kid from Toronto, I used to look at from the outside and I used to be like, ‘Man that looks crazy,’ ” he told MTV. “All those strip clubs and all those nightclubs and the drinks and the girls and the fame.”

“That’s who’s sitting on that album cover, that kid that’s just somehow gone from his mom’s basement in Toronto to becoming a king,” he explained of the image. “That’s what that album cover is about and there is a lot of deep thought involved in that ’cause you can go crazy doing this.”

This weekend he also performed on Saturday Night Live where he performed his new single, “Make Me Proud,” with Nicki Minaj, which is bound to be his 11th hit. Take Care is expected to release on November 15th with 40, T-Minus and Boi-1da producing several tracks on the album. –Brittny Pierre

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