Canadian rapper Drake has been forced to delay the release of his anticipated album Take Care to create time to clear samples.
“I managed to create this album in my hometown of Toronto, and the thoughts and stories I wanted to get across just became so clear,” he said on post from his official website. “It truly felt like when I was here 3 years ago making So Far Gone. So I have completed 19 songs (17 on physical and 2 on bonus), and have run into a roadblock of clearing 3 samples in time to make the October 24th date.”
The rapper said that the new date is now November 15, and he opted to delay the release rather than remove the songs in question.
“My options were to take the songs off and make the birthday release happen, or to take an extra couple weeks to get the paper work right and give you the album they way I NEED you to hear it,” he said in the open letter. “The choice was clear as day for me. November 15th you will get Take Care the exact way I created it with no trimmings. This music means too much to me to get attached to dates and I do apologize for the delay but I promise that it is only for the benefit of our experience together.”
Drake also said that the Club Paradise tour to accompany Take Care would be delayed to make concessions for students on winter break. New tour dates will be released shortly.