Drake Views From The 6
Drake is using his feud with Meek Mill as "fuel" for his new album "Views From The 6," expected to be released this year. Pictured: Drake at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 12, 2015. Getty Images

Drake is expected to release his new album “Views From The 6” later this year. The rapper, who hasn’t dropped a studio album since 2013’s “Nothing Was The Same,” has been working on his latest project for a year.

According to Billboard, “Views From The 6” will be “epic” and Drake has a lot of surprises in store for his fans. The site reports that Drake will be “switching up his sound” on the album, but is still working with the same producers, including Omen, Boi-1da and Noah “40” Shebib. There’s also rumors that he’s going to collaborate with Beyoncé, Willow Smith and Tinashe for a few songs on the album.

While Drake has been relatively quiet about his plans for “Views From The 6,” Billboard claims the rapper is going to use his feud with Nicki Minaj’s beau, Meek Mill, as “a lot of fuel” for the album. It’s not clear if that means Drake will include a couple jabs at Mill or just use their war of words as inspiration behind the songs.

As previously reported, Drake’s beef with Mill began July 21 when the “All Eyes On You” rapper ranted on Twitter that he wanted people to stop comparing him to Drake because Drake doesn’t write his own verses. Mill and the Canadian rapper collaborated on the song “R.I.C.O,” from Mill’s album “Dreams Worth More Than Money.”

Drake responded to the jab by releasing the diss tracks “Charged Up” and “Back to Back.” Mill in turn dropped “Wanna Know,” and also bashed the rapper during a concert stop with Minaj. It’s been rumored that Drake recorded a third diss song about Mill, but won’t release it because it could ruin Mill’s career.

“Views From The 6,” will follow Drake’s 2015 release “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” As previously reported, he dropped the recording without warning in February, and it went on to become the first release in 2015 to sell a million copies.