“Started From the Bottom”, the single off of Drake’s next LP, was unexpectedly released over a week early. It was initially meant to be released on Grammy Night. The release of that single gave many the impression that the album might be well in the works and forthcoming soon. Producer Noah” 40” Shebib, who is a collaborator on the albam, revealed in a brief interview with the The Hollywood Reporter that the current status of the project, saying that at this point he is not sure where they are because the timeframe could change with the evolution of their ideas.
“I don’t know, I don’t know. Every day it changes. That’s tough,” he said. “That’s a hard thing to say. It depends. Because you know we work, and we have ideas and we have songs but as we create more songs, the shape of the album will change and the progression of it will change. As much as we might be sure that we’re on a path and we’re… We’re sort of working sequentially right now. We feel like we have 1, 2, 3, you know we’re going 4, 5, 6. That’s how we’re moving forward, in order of the actual playlist of the album. But as we make more music that fits in other places, it will change and adjust as far as how many songs, or how far we’re going to go so it’s yet to be discovered. We’re still too early to make a call about whether or not we’re half done or a quarter done or 75 percent done. I mean, it could be any of the above.”
Drake – Started from the Bottom Music Video