Published May 20, 2010Drake's debut album, Thank Me Later, has been on our minds since we first heard about it some time in 2009. Like many anticipated hip-hop albums, its release date has been moved around mercilessly for a long time. Recently, we heard it would be coming out on May 25, a date that was almost immediately retracted and changed to June 15. For now, that date seems to be holding up, and is supported by the fact that the album now has a tracklisting.
The Thank Me Later tracklisting, viewable below, includes nearly every big name in current hip-hop as guests: Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Swizz Beatz, The-Dream, Young Jeezy, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne all drop by for guest verses, while Kanye West lent some production efforts to the record.
As if that weren't enough, Drake has announced an enormous summer tour that continues through the end of May and into June and July. Along with dates in the United States and Britain, Drake will grace his home and native land with Canadian shows in July. Those dates include stops in Ottawa, St. John's, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
Also, an unreleased Drake freestyle has surfaced on the web. Titled "9AM in Dallas Freestyle," the Boi-1da-produced track sees Drizzy at his most sour. Nah Right has the song streaming here. And you can check out the new Thank Me Later single "Miss Me" over in our Click Hear department.
Thank Me Later:
1. "Fireworks" (ft. Alicia Keys)
3. "The Resistance"
5. "Show Me A Good Time"
6. "Up All Night" (ft. Nicki Minaj)
7. "Fancy" (featuring T.I. & Swizz Beatz)
8. "Shut It Down" (ft. The-Dream)
9. "Unforgettable" (ft. Young Jeezy)
10. "Light Up" (ft. Jay-Z)
11. "Miss Me" (ft. Lil Wayne)
12. "Cece's Interlude"
13. "Find Your Love"
14. "Thank Me Now"
5/20 Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
5/21 Austin, TX - Stubbs
5/23 Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
5/25 Charlotte, NC - Fillmore
5/27 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
5/28 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
6/3 Providence, RI - WWKX Hot Night
6/4 Hartford, CT - WZMX Hot Jam
6/5 Boston, MA - WJMN Summer Jam
6/6 New York, NY - Summer Jam
6/7 Manchester, UK - MEN Arena
6/9 Birmingham, UK - LG Arena
6/12 St. Louis, MO - WHHL Super Jam
6/13 Washington, DC - 930 Club
6/16 Philadelphia, PA - Filmore
6/18 Seattle, WA - KUBE 93 Summer Jam
6/19 Los Angeles, CA - Power 106 Powerhouse
7/2 Arendal, Norway - Hove Festival
7/3 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
7/4 London, UK - Wireless Festival
7/5 Paris, France - La Cigale
7/7 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
7/8 Liege, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
7/9 Kildare, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
7/10 Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park
7/12 London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire
7/13 London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire
7/16 Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 2010
7/17 St. John's, NB - Harbour Station
7/18 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
7/22 Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Hall
7/23 Saskatoon, SK- Credit Union Centre
7/24 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
7/25 Calgary, AB - The Big 4
7/27 Vancouver, BC - Centre For Performing Arts