In a really great new Drake profile on Four Pins that chronicles the lead-up and aftermath of Drake’s Coachella performance, the rapper drops some new info on Views From The 6, which seems like it’s progressing pretty slowly. Apparently, he only has two tracks done that he really likes — one is a Beyoncé collab and the other is something a little more far out. Here’s the relevant excerpt:
The topic of our talk switches to Drake’s upcoming fourth album. He only has two songs finished that he likes. One is a collaboration with Beyoncé that he recorded a while ago. The other is a song that he expects to inspire a paradigm shift. His days of releasing lay-up bangers that everyone loves right away are over. For now.
Views From The 6 needs to shock listeners just as much as it needs to impress them. I compare it to what Kanye did on his own fourth album, 808s & Heartbreak. Drake agrees and, as if to reinforce that notion, he tells me that Boi-1da said he needs to listen to the non-Beyoncé song a few more times before he can decide whether it’s good or not. It appears that Drake is ready to deviate from his winning formula and get a little weird.
If Beyoncé highlight “Mine” is any indication, these two can do wonders together. Views From The 6 is expected sometimes later this year, hopefully.
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