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After numerous teasers, tour announcements, and pop-up stores, Drake’s finally unleashes his highly-anticipated fourth studio album, VIEWS. Serving as a follow-up to 2013’s Nothing Was The Same, VIEWS consists of 20 tracks, including previously released singles “Hotline Bling,” “One Dane,” and “Pop Style”. Rihanna, Future, PARTYNEXTDOOR, WizKid, dvsn, and the late Pimp C make guest appearances on the album, as Kanye West, Boi-1da, Noah “40” Shebib, Metro Boomin, Southside, Cardo, and Nineteen85 lead an all-star cast of producers.
VIEWS actually dropped Thursday (April 28) night, ahead of a planned OVO Sound Radio listening party and interview with Zane Lowe. "The album is based around the changing of the seasons in our city," Drake said during their talk, alluding to Toronto. "It's a very unique place: You start to value your days a lot more, when seven months are spent in the icy cold." The Canadian rapper also revealed that he had been planning to release a mixtape with Kanye West, which might eventually still come out in the form of an entire album. "We were supposed to do a mixtape together an album together," he said. "You never know, he'll call me tonight and say, 'I'm putting these two songs out tonight'."
Drake described the release as harshly honest and emotional, telling Lowe it's "probably my highest level of vocal performance." Premiering exclusively via Apple Music, VIEWS is now available to download on iTunes.
Before we do this I just wanna say thanks man. Thank you for the years you spent working with some of Toronto's true legends honing your craft. Thanks you for dropping everything to work with me after we met and realized we had something special. Thank you for pushing yourself despite the fact you should be resting to achieve an end goal that we are both obsessed with. Thank you for listening to me vent and talking me off ledges. Thank you for talking me out of sending every good song I make to someone else . Thank you for reminding me that we set out to do something more than just have the biggest song in the club or the biggest song of the month. Thank you for building SOTA. Thank you for caring about the people in this city as much as I do. Thank you for a lifetime of hard work and surreal moments. This story would have gone a lot different without you. Thank you 40 (aka DB40 aka Cuarenta aka Bibber aka My brother). Text me when you are ready to start the next one @ovo40