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Drake divvies out more details on solo debut

on December 07, 2009, 1:00pm

When Drake does actually get to release his debut album, Thank Me Later, there’s few doubts that it’s going to be a huge album. But, like all good things, some waiting has been involved and, as Drake told MTV (via RollingStone.com) during the Grammy Nominations Concert, the waiting just got a little longer — but it’ll so be worth it:

“I’m making progress on it,” Drake said after he’d learned he had picked up two nominations for his song ‘Best I Ever Had’. “I’m hoping for March now. It’s just pulling everybody together: I had a wish list for my managers of everybody I wanted involved that stem beyond hip-hop. I’m trying to pull it all together.”

And with the list of people Drake has already recruited or is trying to nab for the album, we’re surprised its come together as smoothly as it has:

“I’m really trying to work with Sade,” Drake said. “Lil Wayne will be on it. Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, Kanye will be doing work on it. It’s in the family.”

That’s the same Sade Adu who is coming back with a new album after nearly 10 years. And if he’s nothing but a showman, Drake has one more secret that should thoroughly entice fans:

“It’s this other one I’m excited about that’s kinda left [field],” Drake said regarding a guest on the album. “It’s gonna be a great project – well-rounded.”

As he told MTV’s Mixtape Daily, the effort has to be able to take people somewhere while thoroughly dispelling any calls of overwrought hype people may have issued. And he promises to start the album with a bang on the opening track:

“The album opens up with a song I’m really proud of called ‘Fireworks,’ ” Drake said. ” … I get asked so many questions. Due to press people around, I have to deflect them. It’s like when you put in the CD, all your questions are answered right away. It’s a great, triumphant record right away. That opens up the scheme, and from there, hopefully, it’s a colorful journey for everybody.”

Thank Me Later is scheduled for a March 2010 release.

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