Drake Discusses First Single “Shut It Down” off debut album Thank Me Later

Billboard spoke with Drake about his debut album Thank Me Later and the first single ‘Shut It Down’ with The-Dream.

Here’s how he describes the single:

“(It’s)an R&B song…It’s sexy. It’s slow, but there’s an energy to it. I rap on it. Me and Dream both sing on it. It’s cool.” It also has a “message that’s never really been explored by male singers. This song is sort of like an anthem for women, like pre-the club. It’s like an anthem for you to be at your house with your girlfriends getting ready, what you listen to before you get there. It’s a song for the non-famous woman to make her feel special and just to let you know that even though I’m up here and have the option to mingle wtih these ‘upper-echelon’ women, if you will, that sometimes I’d rather be with the girl from back home or a student or a girl that works at Wal-Mart. They don’t have to be a star or rich or anything like that; that’s kind of the gist of the song. It’s an empowering song for all women.”

The single might not come out until January. Hopefully its not too radio commercial.. which it probably is.

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