January 31, 2016


Drake Reveals "Summer Sixteen," Name Drops Kanye, Chris Brown, Obama

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Drake dropped a new song "Summer Sixteen," which he debuted on his OVO Sound radio show. The trappy banger gets more intense and aggressive throughout. He name drops a slew of people including President Barack Obama, Jimi HendrixChris Brown, Jay Z and Kanye West. The best line might be: "I used to want to be on Rockafella / Then I turned into Jay / Now I got a house in L.A. / Now I got a bigger pool than 'Ye."

You can listen via Apple Music

The rapper hyped the appearance early Saturday morning (Jan. 30), tweeting, "OVO Sound Radio Episode 14 tmrw at 3PM PST/6PM EST...it begins."

It's been a long wait for Drake's highly anticipated fourth LP, Views From the 6–one of Fuse's 15 Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums of 2016. According to Urban Daily, Drake also revealed on the radio show that the LP will drop in April. His last official album, Nothing Was the Same, came out in 2013.

Last week, the rapper posted several Instagram photos that show him working in the studio with producer Noah "40" Shebib, fueling speculation about an upcoming release. 

Drake – who features on Rihanna's new single, "Work" –  released two mixtapes (If You're Reading This It's Too Late and Future collaboration What a Time to Be Alive) in 2015. He also battled rapper Meek Mill last year with two diss tracks, "Charged Up" and the Grammy-nominated(!) "Back to Back," that punctuated their lengthy public feud.

Watch the first episode of Fuse's original new digital series The Drake Effect below: