With Nothing Was the Same, Young Money rapper Drake won back a lot of the critical acclaim that had eluded him in some circles following his early mixtape success. The rhymer isn’t content to rest on his laurels, obviously, and Drake’s follow-up appears to be coming into full view. He announced the title of his forthcoming fourth studio album earlier today.
The album is to be called View From The 6; it is assumed that its name is in reference to the two major area codes in Canada (416- Toronto, 647- Ontario). Prior to the album’s release, Drake’s OVO Sound crew will be dropping new material, as well, specifically Majid Jordan’s EP “Place Like This” and PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO” later this month.
Drake was recently spotted in the studio with longtime rival Chris Brown. It is unclear what they were working on or whether it will be on View From the 6. There is no release date for the album, but with highly-anticipated releases expected from Kendrick Lamar and Meek Mill, Drizzy can’t afford to lose a bit of ground. Here’s hoping he builds on the momentum of Nothing Was the Same creatively.
Drake is set to host the 2014 ESPY Awards tomorrow in Los Angeles, California.