Drake is continuing to pay homage to his hometown of Toronto. The rapper finally unveiled the cover art for his forthcoming album, “Views From The 6,” giving a big shout-out the Canadian city.
Drake debuted the art work Sunday in an Instagram post, writing, “To the city I love and the people in it… Thank you for everything #VIEWS.” In the image, Drake is seen sitting on top of Toronto’s famed CN Tower. See the picture below.
On Monday, rumors surfaced that Drake used a stock image for the album’s cover art, but Complex reported that the rumors were nothing more than gossip. According to the outlet, Canadian photographer Caitlin Cronenberg shot the image and Nicky Orenstein served as art director. Cronenberg confirmed that she did take the photo by sharing the cover art on her own Instagram and writing in the caption: “So honoured to have shot Drake’s new album cover! Proud to be from Toronto today and every day.”
As previously reported, Drake also announced that he’s going on a “Summer Sixteen” tour with Future. Tickets go on sale Friday, the same day “Views From The 6” will be released. The first stop on the tour will be in July in Austin, Texas, and ends this fall in Vancouver.
Earlier this month, Drake released two songs from his album, “One Dance” and “Pop Style,” which features Kanye West and Jay Z. The rapper, 29, also performed “One Dance” live for the first time during Rihanna’s “Anti World Tour” stop in Toronto.
Drake recently dished about “Views From The 6” saying on his OVO Radio Show that he and producer Noah “40” Shebib worked “really hard” on it. “Trying to craft a lifestyle track, a sound for our city,” he said. “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.”