August 1st, 2011
Stevie Wonder will appear on Drake’s next album, “Take Care,” the rapper revealed exclusively to MuchMusic.
Speaking with RapCity host T-Rexxx after his headlining OVO (October’s Very Own) Festival, which featured appearances by Wonder, as well as Lil Wayne, Nas, J. Cole, Rick Ross, and The Weeknd, Drake explained how he managed to book the 61-year-old musical legend for his show.
“Stevie Wonder is a very close friend of mine. I’m honored to call him a friend, someone who embraced me very early in this music business,” he said. “This is an exclusive right here, because it’s MuchMusic, and we’re Canadian: Stevie Wonder is actually on ‘Take Care.’”
According to Drake, Wonder has been highly involved in the making of his new album.
“He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me, listened to my music, told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing, and not only that but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience.”
Given their close relationship, securing the 22-Grammy-Award-winning artist for OVO Fest was easy.
“So I hit him, asked him to come by, and with no hesitation he hit me back like “I will be there.” Not only that, but he was supposed to do two songs and he did like six,” Drake said. “It was incredible.”
“Take Care,” the follow up to his 2010 debut, “Thank Me Later,” is set for release on October 24.Tweet