Sounds Like 40 Only Just Put The Finishing Touches On Drake's "Views From The 6"
Anyone who's closely followed Drake and 40's process know that its always down to the wire when it comes album submission time. Now that albums are generally released digitally before getting a physical pressing, they technically have a little more time to finish up all the mastering, but naturally, things were still very last minute this time around.
OVO Sound Radio Episode 20 Set To Air Thursday Night; Drake To Sit Down With Zane Lowe
The announcements continue to roll in as we near closer to Friday’s release of Drake’s Views From The 6.
Top Tracks: April 18 - April 24
What a tumultuous last few days it's been. Reports of Prince's sudden passing rocked us on Thursday, but then hours later we got a new A$AP Ferg album. About 48 hours after that, Lemonade arrived, effectively shutting down everything else on the internet at the time.
Is Drake's Album Called "VIEWS" Or "VFT6"?
Drake revealed that his fourth studio album would be called Views from the 6 all the way back in July 2014.
Drake's "Views From The 6" Cover Inspired Some Incredible Memes
UPDATE: The HNHH staff has continued to scour the web for the best memes inspired by Drake's VIEWS album cover. You can see all of those below. In addition, thanks to the make-your-own-VIEWS-album cover tool (via The Young Astronauts), we have decided to insert Little Drake into some of our favorite hip-hop photos, placing him alongside some of his friends as well as enemies (sorry Meek, you were an easy target).
iLoveMakonnen Takes Shots At "Dumbass" Drake & OVO
iLoveMakonnen made his departure from OVO appear amicable in an official statement released last week. "I cannot thank OVO, 40, Oliver, Future & Mr. Morgan, enough for all that they have done for my career," he wrote. "Sorry there’s no beef to report."
Drake & Future Announce "Summer Sixteen" Tour Dates, Plus OVO Fest
After reports circulating last night that it was highly probable Drake and Future would be teaming up for a "Summer Sixteen" tour, the full list of tour dates have arrived, acting as confirmation.
Drake Reveals There Will Be 20 Songs On "Views From The 6"
For the past week, OVO has been setting up pop-up shops around surprise locations in the U.S. in support of Views from the 6. At each location, those in attendance have been given free Views apparel courtesy of OVO as well as Beats by Dre, which has sponsored each event. After passing through New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs this past week, OVO set up shop in its hometown of Toronto this evening, and those who turned out were graced by a special appearance from the man himself.
Drake Shares "Views From The 6" Album Cover
Drake postponed the previously scheduled episode of OVO Sound Radio last night, likely in an effort to let Beyonce hog all the spotlight as she shocked the world with Lemonade, her visual album that premiered on HBO. Tonight, however, it's Drake's night, and he's intent on reminding fans that this is the week in which his long-anticipated album, Views from the 6, is set to arrive.
Drake & Future Likely Joining For "Summer Sixteen" Tour
As was just reported, Future sent out a few tweets confirming the continued alliance between Freebandz Gang and October's Very Own. It was initially assumed that he intended to hint at a feature on Drake's Views from the 6, which drops this Friday, but it has now been rumored that Future will join Drake on his "Summer Sixteen" tour this summer.
Future Hints At Feature On Drake's "Views From The 6"
Five. More. Days. This Friday, if all goes according to plan, Drake will release his fourth studio album, Views from the 6. As if there wasn't enough anticipation already surrounding the release, the man with whom Drake teamed up for What a Time to Be Alive has just hinted that he will make appearance on Views.
Drake Has Postponed Tonight's Episode Of OVO Sound Radio
OVO Radio would normally take place tonight at 6PM EST, but with Drake's 4th studio album, Views From The 6, due out this coming Friday, a special schedule has been arranged. A tweet from OVO Sound reported that tonight's episode would be rescheduled, with further details to come on Monday. It's not clear if the episode will actually air Monday, or we will just be given the date at that time.
Roy Wood$ Models OVO's Spring 2016 Collection
The weather is warming, so that means a new collection from Drake’s OVO brand is on the way. This time, OVO grabbed new label signee Roy Wood$ to model the whole collection of Spring 2016 pieces, and he does a fine job of imitating the other models’ disaffected, expressionless looks.
Drake Teases "Room For Improvement" & "Comeback Season" Vinyl Reissues
Drake's Views from the 6 is schedule to release on April 29th. For vinyl collectors, there may be an even more exciting Drizzy release on the horizon: reissues of the the rapper's first two mixtapes: 2006's Room for Improvement and 2007's Comeback Season.
iLoveMakonnen's Departure From OVO Confirmed
In news that will surprise approximately no one, iLoveMakonnen's departure from Drake's label OVO has been confirmed. The Red Dragon, as he refers to himself, has been at odds with the label for a minute, expressing doubts in several interviews (including during our recent cover story sit-down, although none of those quotes made the final story).
Drake Announces Another Pop-Up Shop For Today In Miami
Yesterday (Apr. 18), Drake made a rare Twitter appearance to announce that Beats By Dre would be hosting a pop-up shop in NYC in support of Views from the 6. The shop was scheduled to be open for a short time at 4pm, only a couple of hours after Drake revealed the event. With the announcement, Drake shared a picture that showed the word "VIEWS" in bold letters (adorned with little eyeballs) with "Compliments of the Company" written underneath.
Skepta Says He & Drake Are Trying To Do A Collab For “Views From The 6”
We’re only just a little under two weeks away from Drake’s highly anticipated Views From The 6 album, which arrives April 29, yet we still don’t have many details on it. Presuming that “One Dance” & “Pop Style” with Kanye West & Jay Z will be on there, it appears fans can start to look forward to a Skepta-feature as well, or at least that’s what the London-based rapper thinks.
Desiigner's "Panda" Rises To Number 2 On The Billboard Hot 100
While Rihanna's "Work" hasn't shown any signs of moving from the number one spot on the Hot 100 over the past 9 weeks, big things are happening just south of its perch. Desiigner's "Panda" has miraculously moved from number 5 to number 2 this week, making it Rihanna's biggest threat.
Drake Announces "VIEWS" Event In NYC Today
With VIEWS only a few weeks away, Drake is gearing up for for release day, taking to Instagram to announce a special event in New York this afternoon. Drizzy didn't share all that much info outside of an address and a time (135 Bowery at 4PM), along with the cryptic caption, "Compliments of the Company".
Top Tracks: April 11 - April 17
Is it just me, or have the past few weeks felt like the calm before the storm? After all of the TLOP hubbub died down (this is the first week in a long time that we haven't had a Kanye solo joint in our top ten list), we've had quite a lack of releases from rap's upper echelon. Teasers, singles, and release date announcements seem to keep flooding in, but this Friday, when A$AP Ferg releases Always Strive And Prosper, things will really get cooking.