Drake Says He’s Shelving R&B Mixtape For Take Care

Toronto MC blogs that he wants to 'focus completely' on his sophomore album.

Drake is putting the brakes on his long-awaited R&B mixtape, It’s Never Enough, he announced in a blog entry on Monday night (February 7).

The Toronto lyricist revealed last year that he would put out an R&B-tinged tape and later released the TLC cover song “I Get Lonely Too.”

But months passed and the project hadn’t seen the light of day. At one point, Drizzy explained it had become difficult to put together the music while he was on tour because his voice became hoarse from the daily grind of performing. He set his sights on an end-of-2010 release, but he quickly went back on tour overseas.

Now, fresh off the European leg of his Light Dreams and Nightmares trek, Drake wrote on his October’s Very Own blog that he was feeling inspired to work on his next album, Take Care, instead.

“I am truly enjoying my life right now,” he wrote, updating fans on his music and also his mother, who he said is doing well. “It’s been so long since I have wrote anything on here because I feel like for a while I was trying to digest it all and save it for the music. But it’s finally set in that I am living my dreams and doing [it] with all my closest friends from Toronto. I wake up and never know what to expect from any given day but good or bad I always learn something from it. I have decided that I am going to push It’s Never Enough and focus completely on delivering Take Care to you all. I feel like my mind is truly ready to make this next album NOW and I don’t want that feeling to escape me.”

In October, Drake told MTV News his R&B mixtape was on “hiatus” because he was feeling inspired to rap, not sing.

“I been rapping a lot lately,” Drake said. “Me and 40 have been doing some great rap music, so I sort of took a hiatus on the R&B for a second,” he explained of working with his producer Noah Shebib. “It’s cool to do R&B, I love it, but it’s just hard for me to always commit to it. Because some nights, I get in there and 40′s beats, as melodic or R&B-driven as they may be, just have that right pocket that I just wanna spit.”

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