By Jon Wiederhorn

Drake fans who’ve been hoping the rapper would drop his new project More Life before the end of the year should cross that gift off their wish list. The album, which many expected in December, will come out in early 2017.

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The rapper mentioned on Instagram that the project will hit early next year and his manager confirmed on Saturday night (Dec. 10), reports Billboard. Drake posted the news in a caption of a video in which he’s playing basketball. “Finally got to play today after recovering from the ankle injury. Happy to be back at 100 and ready for More Buckets More Shows and More Life 2017,” he wrote

The rapper has already released four songs from More Life: “Fake Love,” “Sneakin’” (with 21 Savage), “Two Birds, One Stone” and “Wanna Know (Remix).”

Drake will play Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve and then he’ll take a brief break before launching a European tour January 21 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dates are scheduled through March 16 in Cologne, Germany.

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