Drake's long-awaited Views from the 6 album will arrive in April. The Canadian rapper announced the news during his OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1.
Little is known about the project; however, during a recent "Smokebox" interview with Cypress Hill's B-Real, Noah '40' Shebib, Drake's longtime collaborator, opened up about their recording process for the album, which is dedicated to their home town of Toronto. "The time will come when Drake's ready to pull the trigger. For us, it's just a balance of finding that space to make such a project that's based around our city," said Shebib. "And then also coming out here to the West Coast to escape some of the harsh winter and find a good creative space. It has to be a balance of both those locations for what it's supposed to be."
40 credited DJ Premier as an influence, revealing that he avoided listening to the radio while recording the LP. "I'm not listening to what's hitting the radio, what people are dropping," he said. "I'm trying to almost stay away from that stuff to focus on something different."
So far, Drake has released one track from the forthcoming album. In "Summer Sixteen," the MC targets his nemesis Meek Mill and fellow Toronto artist Tory Lanez, and brags about his position at the top of the rap game. "We even gave you the whole money play and y'all still broke to this day / 'Oh it's your time now,' yeah, that's what everybody say," he raps. "Used to wanna be on Rocafella then I turned into Jay. Now I got a house in LA / Now I got a bigger pool than 'Ye..."
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