On Saturday, Jan. 30, the rapper debuted the song during episode 14 of his OVO Sound Radio show on Apple’s Beats 1, just hours after teasing the release in a tweet earlier that morning. “Summer Sixteen” is available on Apple Music and iTunes right now.
OVO Sound Radio Episode 14 tmrw at 3PM PST/6PM EST…it begins.
— Drizzy (@Drake) January 30, 2016
Over the track, produced by Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da, and CuBeatz, the Toronto native takes a few playful shots at fellow hip hop icons, Jay Z and Kanye, rapping “I used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella, then I turned into Jay / Now I got a house in LA / Now I got a bigger pool than Ye / and look man, Ye’s pool is nice / Mine’s just big is what I’m saying.” Also making an appearance on the record is DJ Khaled. This is an excellent start to what has been dubbed Drizzy’s most important album yet.
“Summer Sixteen” is just one of a handful of exclusives Drake has dropped on Apple Music, courtesy of an exclusive deal with the popular streaming service. The rapper’s mixtape featuring Future, What a Time to Be Alive, his Meek Mill diss track “Charged Up” and the hit single “Hotline Bling” also made their debuts on Beats 1. As for Views From The 6, as previously reported, the disc will be released this April. In the meantime, check out the Champagne Papi’s latest below.