It looks like you’ll be thanking [artist id="2545682"]Drake[/artist] sooner than later. On Tuesday, Drizzy called in to Big Tigger’s Washington, D.C., radio show and said he’s hoping to release his highly anticipated debut Thank Me Later at the top of 2010.
“The storm is brewing,” Drake said. “The ominous clouds are starting to form. It’s about to be a problem. I don’t know, I’m hoping February. That’ll be a nice release month. It’s gonna follow the same formula as the mixtape. It’s gonna be a step up. That’s my goal. It’s gonna be very dark and sexy and all the things I like to embody in my music. You’re gonna hear me rapping about my life.”
Drake told MTV News in previous interviews that he wants collaborations with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne on his debut.
“His creative process is so unfair,” Drake said of his mentor Wayne during an interview with MTV News at Young Money Presents: The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. “I’ll work so hard to get a hot verse on a song with Wayne. All he’ll do is traipse around the studio, like, ‘I’m ready,’ and kill me or match it.
“Whatever is going on in his head is not human and it is not fair,” the 22 year-old jokingly added. “I’m angry about it.”
Drake released an EP of his So Far Gone mixtape on Tuesday, featuring the new track “Fear.” Drake also told Big Tigger that he’s at home resting and recuperating from recent knee surgery and isn’t too mobile yet.