Drake’s Album – “Thank Me Later” ….. Independent?
“My goal at this point is to just to really keep making that organic music, I don’t wanna feel pressured, now that I you know I have a single, and I have you know music that’s hot, I don’t want to be pressured to be like oh I have to make radio hits, I just want to make music that people enjoy” – Drake
Recently declared 2010’s most anticipated artist Drake was recently interviewed at Hyde Park in London. During the interview he answers questions about the legendary show done in New York at SOB’s. With the nation anticipating the release of his first album entitled “Thank Me Later” everyone is still waiting to hear who he will sign with and what label will have rights to his LP. As a fan of new school artists I’ve personally gained a high appreciation of the new culture that Drake along with the “Freshman 10” are bringing to the game. Mainly internet artists they have changed how music is circulated and opened up new doors for the hip-hop world. When asked about possibly releasing his album independently, Drake gave hint that it was a strong possibility. Not wanting to have to fit into a certain genre, or produce a certain type of music, he makes it clear he’s not too excited about entering the politically driven rap industry. “I refuse to let this album be about politics.”
Following that statement he touches on the fact that music is diverse art in which he can touch many types of listeners. When asked about his buzz, and the possibility of putting out an album without a label, he embraces the fact that he has an opportunity to prove a point “which is a change in a generation”.
Personally, I’m anticipating the release of “Thank Me Later” to be an independent release that will go platinum and change the hip hop industry for ever. Embracing our generations capabilities and producing an album strictly from internet buzz, self produced shows, and the love of fans nationwide, will go down in rap/hip-hop history! He has the power to change the game forever and put a muzzle on all these old school ass artists, DJ’s and radio host, who don’t respect the grind of our generation’s rising stars, and try to downplay how they’ve put themselves on. As the industry continues to keep putting out a certain image for hip hop, the Freshman 10, led by Drake are producing the hottest music and setting a new trend for hip-hop and it’s future. View the video below for the full Drake interview: