Drake provided fans full visibility into the business and legal hurdles artists experience when producing albums, when he wrote a personal note on his website disclosing the delay for his sophomore album ‘Take Care.’ Instead of releasing the record on his birthday (October 25th), Drake expects to drop the set on November 15, 2011.
The album has been pushed back due to several sample clearance issues; the songs cannot be added to the album until approved by the publisher.
“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,” Drake wrote Drake on his website October’s Very Own. “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 the way I NEED you to hear it. The choice was clear as day for me. November 15th you will get Take Care the exact way I created it with no trimmings.”