Drake reveals new album, Views from the 6, coming in April
The Toronto MC also dropped his new single, Summer Sixteen, during online radio show
Toronto hip-hop demigod Drake revealed Saturday that his new album, Views from the 6, is dropping in April.
The release date is in step with the theme of the album — 4/16 is a nod to the city's area code.
The rapper made the announcement on his online OVO Sound Radio show, which streams on Apple Music. He said an exact date is still to come, but that he's "working overtime" to finish the album.
Drake also played his new track Summer Sixteen several times during the show.
The song includes some pretty memorable verses, including a humblebrag about the enormous pool at his Calabasas, Calif., home and an allusion to his high profile beef with fellow MC Meek Mill (Drake said during the show the new LP would have a "eulogy" for Meek on it).
Drake even takes a jab at U.S. President Barack Obama, who once told a reporter he thought Kendrick Lamar would beat Drizzy in a rap battle.
Uh oh. <a href="https://twitter.com/Drake">@Drake</a> about to put everyone in their place. 6 is going to be on an absolute 🌊 this summer! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/summersixteen?src=hash">#summersixteen</a>—@MStrooo6
Giving <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SummerSixteen?src=hash">#SummerSixteen</a> a listen. Drizzy does no wrong—@ShauntelHall
Drake blessed everyone with enough Instagram captions for the next 3 months—@KINGOF3STRIPES
As expected, Twitter blew up with the news and there was, of course, some golden responses to some of the most notable verses of Summer Sixteen. Here's a few of the best:
'Tell Obama that my verses are just like the whips that he in, they bulletproof.'
Drake: Tell Obama that my verses are like the whips that he in. They bulletproof.<br>Obama: <a href="https://t.co/oTJLZonn2Q">pic.twitter.com/oTJLZonn2Q</a>—@XLNB
Drake sent shots at Obama for saying Kendrick was the better rapper. Biden already writing a response.—@ClauGasol
My DMs just blew up w/ ppl telling me <a href="https://twitter.com/Drake">@Drake</a> referenced my Obama interview on his new single- Drake u need me to spit on the remix orrr—@sWooZ1e
'I used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella then I turned into Jay / Now I got a house in L.A. / Now I got a bigger pool than Ye / And look man, Ye's pool is nice / Mine's just big is what I'm saying.'
"Now I got a bigger pool than Ye, look man Ye's pool is nice, mine is just big is what I'm saying." - Drake 🏊🏽🏊🏽🏊🏽 <a href="https://t.co/prCtCMFdTu">pic.twitter.com/prCtCMFdTu</a>—@Nigel_D
When Drake said "I gotta bigger pool than Ye" <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OVOSoundRadio?src=hash">#OVOSoundRadio</a> <a href="https://t.co/s1F3NsXZtP">pic.twitter.com/s1F3NsXZtP</a>—@Shukat1
When Drake said his pool is bigger than Kanye's <a href="https://t.co/RAvpQFTZP2">pic.twitter.com/RAvpQFTZP2</a>—@jamilhendrix
Summer Sixteen is currently available on iTunes and Apple Music.