In Billboard’s new fall preview issue, we take a look at Drake’s highly anticipated new album. Here’s what we know about Views From the 6.
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake‘s so-called mixtape unleashed without warning or advance promotion in February, is the top-selling album released in 2015. So imagine what his proper studio album in the works since 2014, Views From the 6, could do. Particularly with an expected heavy push from Apple Music’s Connect service, with which Drake has a huge endorsement deal, and Jordan Brand, dropping a collaborative sneaker with the rapper on Sept. 12.
Drake is reportedly switching up his sound for this album, but a source close to the “epic” project says he has nonetheless been working with his usual circle of producers, including Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da and Omen, in Toronto, and taking “a lot of fuel” from his recent beef with Meek Mill.
Listen to music from Drake, and more artists in this issue, in the Spotify playlist below:
This story originally appeared in the Sept. 5 issue of Billboard.