The 19-track album – known as Views From The 6 until a few days ago – features guest spots from Popcaan, Wizkid, dvsn, Future, Rihanna, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and a posthumous verse from Pimp C. Production-wise, it’s a familial affair, with Noah “40” Shebib and Boi-1da producing the bulk of the tracks – although Kanye West, nineteen85, Southside and more are also credited elsewhere.
Sitting down for an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 last night, Drake discussed the album and its inspirations (Stevie Wonder and Alabama Shakes, apparently), and shared a few tidbits about his world, as Billboard report. Amongst the reveleations: he and Kaye West were supposed to make a mixtape together, he’s praying his business-related issues with Birdman will get resolved, and he doesn’t really speak to Nicki Minaj after his beef with Meek Mill (“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”). He also says he might be getting back into acting.