By Jordan Jerry |Staff Writer|
The long awaited album, “Views From the 6,” finally dropped to caress the eardrums of every individual who listens to it—created by the one and only Drake, the creator of October’s Very Own Sound, aka Drizzy, Champagne Papi, and The 6 God.
Drizzy has kept us waiting for the longest time for this classic album.
“There’s no set style with Drake, that’s why I love him, he can do anything, other artists all sound the same, I love Future also, but it’s always the same flow,” said student Evan Peckels.
Drake usually drops an album every 2 years in the month of September, but he didn’t.
Instead, he dropped, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” February 2015, which included Toronto’s anthem “Know Yourself,” which he sold as an album.
Drake also dropped an album, collaborating with Future, entitled “What a Time to be Alive,” September 2015.
With 2 albums out last year, it seems like this was Drake’s year, but it was not.
Ever since, Drake has dropped little hints of his new album “Views” through leaked songs like “Can I,” featuring Beyoncé (which was not on the album), to Instagram posts of him in the studio with PARTYNEXTDOOR, and co-creator of OVO Sound and main producer of Views from the 6, Noah “40” Shebib.
Drake then dropped “One Dance” featuring Kyla and Wiz Kid, and “Pop Style,” featuring JayZ and Kanye West.
In April, many expected the album to be dropped April 16, since the album is all about Toronto, Canada since the area code is 416.
That time passed and suspicions were false.
Since Drake is part of the Apple team, the album dropped only for those subscribed to Apple Music for the first week.
Most of Drake’s albums have been produced by 40, especially the ones that made people love Drake for who he is, like “So Far Gone,” “Thank Me Later,” “Take Care,” and more.
So when it was announced that 40 was the main producer, everyone expected this album to be nothing less than great.
Drake has a couple of new features in this album, including Pimp C, and his new artist on OVO Sound, Soul Singer DVSN.
Unfortunately, West was not directly involved with the album, but he still impacted it by co-producing “U With Me?” with Drizzy on the side of 40.
This seems to be the album that has something for everyone.
It leads to feelings of missing your ex, to thinking you’re the “Man” and having some songs to vibe with.
It even involves some “bangers” for those whom want to bump, correctly.
In the song “U With Me?,” Drake keeps to his old style, but then switches it up mid-flow, “Cuts too deep for a band-aid solution/ We too deep in this thing to never lose me.”
Then he tries to blow your mind in “Views” by hitting the souls of his audience, “I got a pure soul, I don’t do the hate. You don’t worry ’bout fitting in when you custom made.”
“There it is, ‘Views’ is another ‘Take Care,’ but better, in fact, call it Take Care 2,” said student Jaalen Thompson
If you haven’t listened to the album yet, and you’re a Drake fan, you won’t be let down.