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Drake Is Expected To Get “Weird” On “Views From The 6” Album; LP Described As His “808s & Heartbreak”


(AllHipHop News) Toronto rapper Drake is looking to pull off the rare feat of releasing two albums in one year. After dropping If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late in January, Drizzy is expected to release his next project Views From The 6 sometime in the next eight months.

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Drake has become one of the biggest recording artists in the world, but after a few controversial experiences with the media (see his Rolling Stone interview) the 28-year-old performer has not done much press recently. Ernest Baker was given extensive access to Drake during the run-up to his Coachella performance, and Baker documented his experience in an article for Four Pins.

One of the key sections of Baker’s piece surrounds Drake’s next LP. According to the writer, the “Energy” rhymer is looking to present an entirely new style on Views From The 6 in the way Kanye West shocked listeners with his 2008 R&B album 808s & Heartbreak.

Baker writes:

The topic of our talk switches to Drake’s upcoming fourth album. He only has two songs finished that he likes. One is a collaboration with Beyoncé that he recorded a while ago. The other is a song that he expects to inspire a paradigm shift. His days of releasing lay-up bangers that everyone loves right away are over. For now.

Views From The 6 needs to shock listeners just as much as it needs to impress them. I compare it to what Kanye did on his own fourth album, 808s & Heartbreak. Drake agrees and, as if to reinforce that notion, he tells me that Boi-1da said he needs to listen to the non-Beyoncé song a few more times before he can decide whether it’s good or not. It appears that Drake is ready to deviate from his winning formula and get a little weird.

Drake’s first headlining set at the Coachella Festival was hit with mixed reviews. The show was mostly overshadowed by the media firestorm that surrounded his on-stage kiss from Madonna. Drizzy apparently revealed he saw his Coachella night as a loss.

Three days after Coachella, I’m at a house party in Malibu. It’s a birthday celebration for Drake’s tour manager, Jamil. As fate would have it, I cross paths with Drake in a crowded corridor. We’ve been texting about the performance. Going online must be part of his day because he’s read some of the takedowns. The consensus is his Weekend 2 performance needs to be better.

“I took an L for the first time. I just have to reassess what went wrong with my judgment.”

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  • isn’t he always weird & awkward on every album

  • ursocalledgod

    so basically hes going to be singing in that awful monotone voice on 90 percent of his next album. seems logical. smh

    • Anthony Mason

      Probably because the mixtape was pretty straight forward rap. He will just switch it up and go back tot the pop music what makes all the money.

      • ursocalledgod

        Right.

      • rocnation30

        I still think right now .. … Nobody is really messing with drizzy lyrically or just making good music period…

        Exception of jay z

      • Super⚡️Ted

        take it easy there dickrider…FOH

      • rocnation30

        Lmao …. I’m a dikrider. I’m just stating s fact ….. FOH…… the nigga sold over 7 million records in 4 albums…. (Shrugs) guess we all dick riders…. FOH

      • ursocalledgod

        Come on guy!! Pusha, Ross, Common, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt. What you mean to say is nobody commercially is fuxing with him.

      • rocnation30

        I feel your list as well…. But if hiphop didn’t have a commercial platform it wouldn’t be anywhere …hiphop is hiphop because it appeals to the masses through commercialism…..that’s how big artist get paid every artist wants to be commercial because that’s where the money is but… If your music ain’t that good or you are basically one sided meaning too street and have no balance you won’t appeal and make that crossover. I feel like drake is well balanced he gives you ladies tracks he’ll give you the life tracks , and then sometimes he’ll give you a street track … His music is well produced and beats are always on point and never sound the same. I’ll use pusha T for example the dude got bars he’s very nice but he is too one sided…

      • ursocalledgod

        I disagree homie. Every artist doesn’t wanna be commercial. TRUE artist care about the music above all. Take the ROOTS never been commercial the world knows them and tour this whole planet every year and sell millions. And still make time to do jimmy Fallon haha. Think about the real true artists and big names. Jay z, eminen, the Lox, Snoop back in the day. They did their thang and commercial came to THEM. If you got hood material sooner or later the people will come. Don’t get me wrong I like drake but he is in no shape or form a top lyricist.

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  • Anthony Mason

    I mean, Kissing Madonna was not the wave. I don’t know how he remotely thought that would a good look.

    A good look would be him making out with Jennifer Lawrence because he put her in a song and said she could get it. It wouldn’t have repulsed people.

    • I hope that was impromptu and he didn’t know she was Goin to kiss him lol

    • Tanman01

      I dont know about all that. Jennifer lawrence ain’t much to write home about outside the red carpet. Way below average looking. But yeah kissing madonna was an infinite fail.

      • Anthony Mason

        She is mad average in the face without makeup but that body is fit though.

      • JonJon

        Who gives a shit? He took a win for that because it’s PURE promotion for future tours, his album(s) and his brand in general

    • Ryan Cole

      Niggas still analyzing the Madonna kiss, but give thumbs up whenever Drake capes up for some industry jump off.

      • Tanman01

        Is there video of him kissing other jump offs? And would they also happen to be stale, pale unattractive pop singers?

  • legen.. wait fa it.. dary

    Aubrey strait ass.

  • One Nite Stanley

    Diddy puttiing hands, feet, knees and elbows on you wasn’t his first L or nah?

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    • rocnation30

      Why ppl love getting rumors started.everyone wanted so bad for diddy to have beaten drake up but since their was no video evidence ppl continue to make it up in their minds … Diddy don’t wanna go to jail and neither does drake … And they both roll with an army of security.. Them fighting would never happen… GTFOH

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    where dat bit*h at with the Drake avi?

  • FRUKOH

    Nasty! Madonna is old enough to be his grandmother!

  • Killtothis

    “I took an L for the FIRST time. I just have to reassess what went wrong with my judgment.”
    lol

  • RT25

    Why did OT Genasis song “Coco” blow up so fast?? He got connected to the right people. Stop waiting for the labels to magically find out about you.

    It’s a million other artists doing the same thing. Stand out! Get the music contact list that got OT Genasis connected to the major labels. Download it at getsigned. weebly. com !

  • Gonja

    “I took an L for the first time.” LMFAO is Drake trolling us?

  • Chris

    His mixtape was released in February not January.

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