With the release of new albums from Kanye, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko, Beyonce and now Drake will be added to the list of artists who are blessing us with summer sounds.
“We really love our summers but we make our winters work,” said Drake in a Beats 1 interview just hours before the release of his anticipated album. “Views” is Drakes fourth LP produced by Noah “40” Shebib, Kanye West and more.
The album was expected to be released on April 29 when he instead released it on Apple Music one night earlier.
The rapper was trending for the albums track list which he released earlier that day. The album consists of twenty songs which made people question why there has yet to be a leak to the album.
“I literally thought it was a mistake when I saw it up there but it wasn’t so I took advantage of the opportunity,” said Delta Student Jessica Edwards who downloaded the album one night ahead. When asked if she was excited about the album release she said: “Of course I am, he (Drake) has made us wait all year for this and now it’s finally here I just wanna know if it’s all hype.”
“Hype” which is a song included on the album, is just what it brought. Drake touches base with on his feud with Nicki Minaj on the song “Keep the family closer.” Since his beef last summer with Minaj’s fiancée rapper “Meek Mill.”
Edwards wasn’t the only one whose been waiting with anticipation. Twitter world erupted with screenshots of the album letting others know of its early release. Each song from the album was each trending on Twitter at once.
The album includes features with Future, Rihanna, Wiz Kid, Kyla, Dvsn, Partynextdoor and the late rapper Pimp C.
Since his album release he has announced his Summer 16 tour with rapper Future, his annual Ovo Fest in his hometown Toronto as well as having new music on the way.
Drake has continued to take over summers with his music and only being half way through the year we can only expect more. As well as from other artists like Beyoncé who just kicked off her Formation tour as well the release of her album Lemonade.
“I’m in love with it, none of her albums sound the same but this once is completely different from the others it’s relatable,” said student Rebecca Sosa. The album had fans in frenzy about its sudden release of the visual album along with the rumors of whether her rapper husband Jay- Z has been cheating on her.
Whether the rumors are true the fans are listening and wanting more. We can only wonder whose up next for the summer.