Drake has released three albums in the past year and after dropping his latest, For All The Dogs, on Friday (Oct. 6), he said he’s planning on taking a break. “I probably won’t make music for a little bit. I’m gonna be honest. I might, I got some other things I need to do for some other people that I made promises to, but I probably won’t make music for a little bit,” the rapper said on his SiriusXM series “Table For One,” which premiered on his Sound 42 channel just hours after the album’s release.
“I’m gonna be real with you. I need to focus on my health first and foremost, and I’ll talk about that soon enough,” Drizzy added. “Nothing crazy, but just like, you know, I want people to be healthy in life, and I’ve been having the craziest problems for years with my stomach. I was just saying what it is now. I’m saying I was gonna say it. I’ll say it. So I, I need to focus on, on my health and I need to get right.”
At press time Drake did not offer up any specific details on what has been ailing him, but said that he plans to “lock the door in the studio for a little bit. I don’t even know what a little bit is. Maybe, maybe a year or something, or maybe a little longer.” For All The Dogs is the follow-up to last summer’s Honestly, Nevermind and November’s 21 Savage collab album Her Loss.
The tough news was packaged with some good news for fans in the form of Drake saying that he’d, literally, just stepped out of the studio with J. Cole and that the fruits of those sessions are slated to hit before the beginning of his open-ended recording hiatus. “I just got out of the studio. Fourth quarter magic, me and Cole going crazy,” he said. “Me and Cole went crazy tonight. Shout out J. Cole.” At press time no additional information was available on the title or timetable for that project; a spokesperson for Drake could not be reached for comment on the rapper’s health issues or the J. Cole collaboration at press time.
The boozy early morning chat also included a call-in from Lil Yachty, who said he’d never heard Drake so hammered; for the record, the 6 God said he was not drunk, just happy. “I’m proud of you always,” Yachty said as Drake chatted him up over the strains of Rose Royce’s 1976 disco classic “Car Wash.”
Listen to Drake talk about the “overwhelming love” he felt on his recent tour, chat with Yachty about smacking down haters and announce his recording hiatus below.
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