Drake Releases ‘Views’ for Streaming and Downloading, Talks With Zane Lowe
Drizzy season has officially begun. Drake’s new album - with a new title change - Views is available for streaming and downloading on Apple Music.
According to reports, Views will be an Apple Music/iTunes exclusive for a week before it becomes available on other streaming and digital retailers.
The 20-song collection boasts guest appearances from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, Rihanna and others. Previously released singles like “Controlla,” “One Dance” (featuring Wizkid & Kyla), “Pop Style” and his chart-topping hit, “Hotline Bling” are on the project. Producers Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da, Majid Jordan, Cardo, Southside, Yung Exclusive and others handled the production.
Some of the standout tracks on the LP include “9,” in which Drake threatens to cut old ties and business relationships in order to move on to bigger and better things. “Keeping people fed is my piece of mind now / And I turned the 6 upside down, it’s a 9 now / I made a decision last night that I would die for it,” he raps.
On “Grammys,” the Toronto rhymer teams up with his What a Time to Be Alive partner Future to boast about his achievements in the music game. Drizzy even brags that his name is being mentioned now in the “Top 5” Best Rappers Alive conversations. On the upbeat “Too Good,” Drake and Rihanna rekindle their musical affair and display great musical chemistry over a tribal dance beat.
Finally, on “Views,” Drake shows why he’s the hottest MC in the game as he spits a litany of tough bars to his detractors before he drops the mic and walks away as the undisputed champion in rap.
In addition to the album, Drake talked with Zane Lowe in an hour-long interview on Thursday night (April 28). The OVO Sound leader discussed a variety of topics including his beef with Tory Lanez, his label status on Young Money Records, among other things. At one point, Drake revealed that he might teamed up with Kanye West for a mixtape project.
The 29-year-old rhymer also revealed that his current relationship with Nicki Minaj has gone estranged.
"I don’t really talk to Nicki. Another person I have a lot of love for," he said. "She dealt with me how I would expect her to -- with class. I always have respect and love for her. Unfortunately, we haven’t spoke."
Check out the tracklist and production credits to Views below as well as Drake's hour-long interview with Zane Lowe.