April 26, 2016


Drake's 'Views From the 6' Still Isn't Done (But It's Out on Friday)

Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Original story (4/26 at 7:30 p.m.): Alright, now it's done.

Original story (4/26 at 11 a.m.): On Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. EST, Drake's Views from the 6 was declared finished.

Then, 21 minutes later, it was declared unfinished. Noah "40" Shebib (if the name of Drake's closest producer collaborator isn't at household status for you yet, it will be within a week) spread the good word on Twitter:

So Drizzy's definitely in the same tinker-til-the-very-last-second place Kanye West put himself in coming up to The Life of Pablo in February. Hopefully it's a good thing. Drake hasn't dropped a proper solo album since 2013's Nothing Was the Same. (Last year's two releases were classified as mixtapes.)

The latest development on the Views from the 6 front is the reveal of the album art, which is an eerily perfect combo of the Take Care cover and the Nothing Was the Same cover. The record is due Friday, April 29; browse our Complete Guide, read Bianca Gracie's essay about Drake's opportunity to resurrect his lyric game and check out an episode of our digital miniseries The Drake Effect, this one about how Drizzy changed hip-hop and R&B radio culture: