Drake has finally announced a specific release date for his highly anticipated album “Views From The 6.” During a new episode of his Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio, the rapper confirmed the album drops in a few weeks, on April 29.
“It’s something that I’ve been working really hard on, myself and [producer] 40 … Trying to craft a lifestyle track, a sound for our city,” Drake said (via Us Weekly). The 29-year-old rapper also said that “Views From The 6” won’t be a “short ting.”
He explained, “There’s a lot of music on there. You’ll have your full share of Drake music for the summer and for the year. Forever.”
— Drizzy (@Drake) April 10, 2016
Earlier this week, the Toronto native treated fans to some new music, releasing two tracks from the album. The first was “Pop Style” with Jay Z and Kanye West, aka The Throne, and the second was “One Dance” with Kyla and Wizkid.
As previously reported, two other Drake songs, “Controlla” and “These Days,” leaked online, but it’s not clear if they will be on his forthcoming album. In addition to dropping “Views From The 6,” Entertainment Weekly previously reported that Drake told fans during a surprise set at SXSW last month that he would be touring in different cities in Texas, including Austin, Dallas and Houston. It’s not clear if he plans to expand the tour to other cities.
“Views From The 6” will be Drake’s first album since 2013’s “Nothing Was The Same.” It also follows his mixtapes “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” and “What A Time To Be Alive” with Future.