Drake will drop his fourth album Views From The 6 in April 2016. Aside from that, confirmed details on the follow-up to 2013's Nothing Was The Same are few and far between.
But it's far from Frank Ocean-levels of secrecy, which is why we've compiled a comprehensive list of everything confirmed about the album, as well as the most tantalizing speculations.
What We Know For Sure
—40 made an appearance on The Smokebox, a chat show hosted by Cypress Hill's B-Real, and said that Views From The 6 was recorded between Toronto and L.A., and that it's a “project based around our city.”
—In an interview with The New York Times, 40 said Views From The 6 will see: “A lot of introspection, very vivid. He’s discovering new flows, new cadences, new patterns.” In his music, he is “...trying to find ways to pull more untraditional sounds in, to push the boundaries a little further.”
1) Drake promised a “sunnier” direction and experiments with dancehall. “'I love dancehall flows, especially as of late,' he says. 'I pretty much won’t even rap on a beat unless it’s got some magic element of new tempo or new pocket, where I hear myself and feel like I’ve stumbled upon something new.'”
2) Drake also confirmed that yes, Noah “40” Shebib is still his right hand. “If I want to make the album I want to make, I have to go find him. I have to go sit with him, and we have to really put in effort.”"
3) Views From The 6 will be far more refined than last year's mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake implies. “By the standard I hold myself and 40 to, [If You're Reading This] is a bit broken. There’s corners cut, in the sense of fluidity and song transition, and just things that we spend weeks and months on that make our albums what they are.”