Drake Settles on ‘Moments’ for Title of Sophomore LP
Drake's debut album 'Thank Me Later' may be hitting stores tomorrow, but that doesn't mean that he isn't already thinking about its follow-up. The Canadian emcee has presumptively given his sophomore studio LP the name 'Moments,' inspired by the idea that hip-hop culture is all about the present.
"Hip-hop is all about moments,' he told the Los Angeles Times. 'You look at people who were hot three or four years ago who are sitting around reminiscing. It's fickle. It's a game of moments. I'm the moment right now."
'Thank Me Later,' Drake's official debut, is Drake's second retail album following the release of his 'So Far Gone' EP, a small collection of tracks from his breakout mixtape 'So Far Gone.' The EP has sold almost 500,000 copies, an impressive accomplishment for an effort that contains songs originally given away for free on the Internet. His debut is expected to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, with his Young Money mentor Lil Wayne hoping that the LP will ship upwards of 2 million units in its first week.
The album features guest appearances from Wayne, Jay-Z, T.I., Young Jeezy, The-Dream, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj, as well as production from Kanye West, Timbaland, No I.D., Francis and the Lights, 40, Tone Mason and Boi1da, who produced Drake's hit single 'Best I Ever Had.' Despite its early leak, 'Thank Me Later' has maintained its original June 15 release date.