Drake and Kanye West are a musical pairing that is not unfamiliar to pop and rap music aficionados, but could it be that they're finally teaming up to record a joint album? That possibility very well could become a reality if what the two musical superstars hinted at Monday night is true.
Drake brought the artist also known as Yeezy out on stage with him during the "Hotline Bling" rapper's set at his annual OVO Fest in Toronto, where Kanye dropped a bombshell, Pitchfork reported.
“Is y’all ready for this album?” Kanye asked the crowd, before clearing up wat was probably some confusion. “I wasn't talking about Pablo. I wasn't talking about Views," he continued, referring to his and Drake's most recent albums, respectively. So again, Kanye implored the audience:
"I wanna ask y’all right now: Are y’all ready for this album?” he asked gain, only this time he was pointing at Drake.
The two mega-successful stars have worked together plenty in the past, including "Pop Style," which Drake released earlier this summer and also featured a verse from Jay Z. Ardent fans of each could have easily anticipated a full length collaboration from the two, especially after a lengthy interview with Drake in Rolling Stone from February 2014.
"Kanye and me are friends; we're plotting on getting some work done together," Drake said at the time of publication.
If what Kanye said was truly foreshadowing an actual studio album from the rappers/singers/entertainers, then listeners can likely expect a collaboration much in the same vein of Kanye and Jay Z's blockbuster Watch the Throne album, which was certified platinum in just a month's time and released strategically to avoid piracy.
That comparison will be inevitable, especially after choice lyrics from the 201l hit DJ Khaled song, "I'm On One," when Drake competitively rapped, "I'm just feeling like the throne is for the taking – watch me take it."
Some would argue Drake — what with his chart-topping dominance — is already the reigning king of rap, but perhaps this album is a way for him to solidify his standing. Or maybe, like Dr. Dre's fabled "Detox" album, this Drake-Kanye collaboration will never fully materialize.
But one thing's for sure: the demand is there; at least on Twitter.