While Drake's R&B mixtape, It's Never Enough, might not drop in October, he does plan to put it out before the end of the year.
"I don't know if it'll be next month," he told MTV News on Saturday during his VMA rehearsal. "I'm hoping for Christmastime. I'd really love to get it out for Christmastime. Next month, I'll be on tour. I'm gonna really get to put the finishing touches on it in November and December. Because it's a mixtape, I don't have to wait for the production of it."
Drake has a wealth of material for the tape already, and he said it reflects his crew's tastes.
"It's feeling really good, man," Drizzy said of the tape. "It's a lot of great music that we all enjoy listening to as a team. Gearing up for my next album, preparing people. What I said on my next album is that I didn't necessarily wanna have full R&B songs. I just wanna find a balance like I did on So Far Gone. I wanna have more songs on my next album. I wanna give people that music. I'm really excited about It's Never Enough. I might pick a beautiful woman and shoot a video. I have some ideas."
The 23-year-old artist said all the R&B songs we've heard him on over the past few months are just references for other artists; nothing from the new mixtape has leaked, knock on wood.
"It's all new music," he said of It's Never Enough. "So all those are references. I had some references that were for Jamie Foxx, some that were for Rita Ora from Roc Nation. All the R&B stuff that recently leaked, that's not for the tape."
Drizzy didn't want to give too many more details about the tape. He even talked about dropping the tape all at one time, without any songs coming out prior. One record he did say he was excited for people to hear is a record called "I Get Lonely Too."
"It's actually the first song on the mixtape," he said.
Drake Reveals First Song On New Mixtape (Video)