To hear Drake tell it, he’s happy with the success of his debut album, Thank Me Later. And why wouldn’t he be? The project landed at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and has since sold over 1 million copies. The Toronto MC told MTV News over the weekend during his “OVO Fest,” however, that if he could go back and revisit the effort he’d have a few different wrinkles in place.
Hit the jump the find out what changes Drake would have made to Thank Me Later.
“The saddest part to me is that I would have made ‘9 AM in Dallas’ the intro for the album, but I did it the day of mastering, which is crazy, so it couldn’t make the album,” Drake told MTV News. “That’s probably my greatest upset, was the fact that it couldn’t be on the physical disc and be a part of that album. ‘Darlin’ ‘ was a loss just because it was never mixed, and every time I hear it in the club, you can never really hear the words. I think the words are the best part of that song. I think Wayne painted such a vivid picture. I tried to come in and add my little two cents at the end.
“Most of the music made it,” he continued. “Most of the music we held for a long time, and the stuff that did leak, it was pretty good references. It wasn’t anything I was too upset about. ‘Shut It Down’ leaking early was painful. I think it could have been a bigger record had it not been out there so long. And ‘Fall for Your Type’ I wish was on there, but I have other plans for that record, so it’s gonna be good.”
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