The clear winner of this weekend was Drake, who started it off by hosting Episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio on Apple Music. Nearing the end of his set, Drake let’s loose a new track – as well as new shot – aimed a Meek. A few rumors have surfaced since then, including:
- The second verse is actually aimed at Tory Lanez
- Drake’s anticipated album Views From the 6 will be dropping in April
- This is the first single from VFT6
I personally haven’t been up to speed with Drake’s issues with Tory Lanez, nor could I care, so I’ll skip that one. As for the rumored release date for VFT6, pretty blown it’s still another 2-3 months out, but hey, at least we finally got a date! And regarding this being the first single, I just don’t know. This sounds way more like mixtape Drake than album Drake to me. I’d be pretty shocked if a diss record like this is actually how he launches his album. If I had to guess, I’d say this could make it on only as part of an “extended” cut or a bonus track.
I highly suggest listening to this with decent speakers or headphones. The production (courtesy of 40 and Boi-1da) is super subtle and doesn’t come through on laptop speakers or Apple ear buds. First few times I played this it was just eh. Then I listened again on a better set of headphones and proceeded to loop it through 6 times straight (pun intended). It’s actually pretty fire.
Enjoy it via iTunes: Drake – Summer Sixteen