By: Donte’ Grant @DineroJones and Brandon Clay @psbpopculture
Drake is claiming 2016 as his year as his next album will be released in April. The Canadian artist, who is featured on Rihanna’s new single Work is getting into album mode, announcing his long-awaited fourth solo LP, “Views From the 6” is on the way.
Expected to arrive later this year, Drizzy gives fans a preview of what to expect on Views, premiering a new street single, “Summer Sixteen” on OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1. Slide over to iTunes/Apple Music to purchase or stream “Summer Sixteen” which is produced by OVO in house beat monsters Boi-1da, 40, and CuBeatz.
CLAY’S TAKE: I was sitting courtside watching Kansas State last Saturday night when our PSBPopCulture.com Team Member, Jordan Davis, messaged me about this track. Let me say, I played it 20 times on the way from Manhattan back to Kansas City that night. Drake spared NO ONE on this. He touched Barack Obama with a line, “my verses are like the whips that you ride in, they’re bulletproof.” Drake then reengaged Meek Mill after winning this summer’s battle versus the Philly-based rapper. “I let the diss record drop, you were staying right below me (at the Four Seasons hotel). We must have played it 100 times, you were going to bed. Why would I wear a vest, you’re supposed to aim for the head?”
Next up, Mr. Graham took on Toronto’s own Tory Lanez. “All you boys in the New Toronto (a shot at Lanez’s mixtape title) wanna be me a little…you was never gang gang gang gang, you was never one of us.”
He even got a quick jab at Kanye West. “My pool is bigger than Kanye’s. Kanye’s pool is nice, mine’s just bigger is what I’m sayin.”
With Views from the 6 on the horizon, it will be interesting to see if Drake continues his “Shots Fired” campaign.
Listen to Drizzy’s announcement on OVO Sound from Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music below.
Donte’ Grant is a contributor to PSBPopCulture.com. Grant, a 10-year music industry veteran, a former A&R at Atlantic Records, Jeezy’s CTE label, and founder of TheOrganizedGrind. Follow him on IG @MuchoDineros and Twitter @dinerojones.
Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.