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Drake had plans to release an R&B mixtape in 2010: ‘It’s Never Enough’

It’s Never Enough: ’s mixtape that never saw the light of day

In the early parts of Fall 2010, Drake was coming off a hot summer, having just released his debut studio album, Thank Me Later. The Canadian, soon-to-be superstar wasn’t done with releasing . In fact, he was slated to drop a mixtape — an R&B mixtape — titled It’s Never Enough.

The first track released for the tape was “I Get Lonely Too,” a slowed-up tempo song produced by Noah “” Shebib. The song takes many pages from ’s 1999 track, “FanMail.” According to a 2010 MTV article, a 23-year-old Drake announced ‘I Get Lonely Too” was Drake’s favorite from the tape. He had planned on putting it out in October but pushed the release for later that year.

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“I don’t know if it’ll be this month,” Drake said to MTV, at the time of anticipation. 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 R&B album never lived to see the light of day, but songs like “I Get Lonely Too” have found nesting grounds on Drake projects (Care Package), fan-made mixtapes, and the many vortexes of . The following fall season, Drake dropped what has been heralded as one of his best albums, .

In 2018, Drake released his album, Scorpion. On side B of the digital double-disc album, it’s full R&B, an idea that Drake has back pocketed for nearly a decade at the time.

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