Soon after his second album "Take Care" came out in the United States, Drake wasted no time in returning to studio. In a recent interview on Tampa's WiLD 94.1 to promote the November 15 release, the rapper revealed that he had already started crafting new materials for his next project.
"I never save music because music, to me, is like a sketch book so I'll do a drawing like Take Care and the whole album cycle is a drawing," the Canadian MC explained to the radio DJ. "That's how I felt on that day. On November 15th, I just turned the page over so now it's a new day."
"I started writing the intro to my next project last night. I found the sample and I started piecing it together the story, where I'm at in my life. Started piecing the drawing. I started that and flipped the page," he went on. "I'm never the type to go back and be like, oh, I need this to bring over here. I can't really save music or older music."
Aside from working on another album, Drizzy said he had no plan to release a mixtape. "It's tough for me to put a mixtape out there just based off the fact that... Not only that it's free," he said before quickly adding, "But to be honest to you, I don't really make money off my albums. That's not where I make my money."
"Artists don't make money off my record sales. That's why what I do first week doesn't matter to me. I'm not too caught up in the numbers, because nobody's getting rich off of album sales. Everybody gets rich off of touring and brand sponsorship," he explained before stressing that money was not the reason why he ditched mixtape. It's rather the amount of time he would put into the work, so he claimed.
Although saying that number didn't really matter, Drizzy still took time to brag about the 700,000 copies of "Take Care" sale prediction by Billboard. "If we talkin' bout the numbers/ Man, it look like 700, they know," he rapped revised lyrics of his song "Headlines" when performing at 2011 American Music Awards over the weekend.
In line with Drizzy's statement, his mentor Lil Wayne told MTV what's more important than number. "What we do expect is .. to work very hard and we expect people to respect our hard work and our effort," he stated. "Now as far going to buy the album, as far as going to get 750,000 copies, that's never a problem with us; that's never important to us."