It’s only been a few months since the release of Drake’s latest album “Views” in April, but the Toronto rapper may already have new music on the way. Two videos featuring unreleased Drake music have surfaced online featuring an R&B-sounding song and a dancehall-inspired track.
In the first clip, Drake can be heard singing, “I don’t trust a word you say,” while the second song sounds very similar to Drake’s latest hit, “Controlla.” According to users at the KanyeToThe.com message boards, the songs were played at an after party in Detroit. It’s uncertain where the songs come from but there are a few possibilities.
We do know that Drake is working with Gucci Mane on a collaborative project that has been teased by Gucci Mane’s producer, Zaytoven. “It will be a small EP. I think it might be called 6’ers, you know, because Gucci is from Zone 6 and Drake is from Toronto, the 6. It’s definitely happening.” While the two may have a project on the way, the two song snippets do not seem like they would fit on a Gucci Mane album.
If the songs won’t be featured on the Gucci Mane collaborative album, perhaps they’ll end up on a new Drake album. Drizzy usually takes a year or two to release a new album but in 2015 the rapper released both “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and “What A Time To Be Alive” with Future.
There were about seven months between the releases of “IYRTITL” and “WATTBA,” so maybe a new Drake solo album could release by the fall or winter. There’s been no mention of a new Drake album, but just like he did with “IYRTITL,” the “One Dance” rapper could decide to release a surprise album.
But the most reasonable explanation for the new Drake songs could be that they’re just non-album singles. Between songs like 2014’s “0 to 100/ The Catch Up” and “4PM In Calabasas” this year, Drake has made it a habit of releasing new tracks in between albums. The songs could be leftover songs from "Views," or Drake could have released them just to hold fans over while they wait for another Drake project.
Wherever the songs are from, Drake fans definitely can't wait to get their hands on the full versions.