Drake may be keeping quiet regarding any news surrounding the release of his highly-anticipated Views From the 6 album, but it looks like Drake and his OVO team are not shy when it comes to teasing fans with hints about the album’s release on social media.
Just days after the rumored January 6 release date for Views turned out to be a hoax, Drake’s close friend and producer Noah “40” Shebib took to Instagram to seemingly hint that Views From the 6 is on its way.
Shebib took to Instagram on Friday to share a photo of a computer folder titled “VIEWS” before captioning the shot with a simple folder emoji.
Despite the lack of any concrete information regarding a tentative release date for the album, it didn’t take long for Drake fans to swarm the comments section of Shebib’s photo to beg the producer to drop the album ahead of its impending release.
“@ovo40 it’s getting borderline mean now #Views,” one fan wrote in response to Shebib’s teasing of the album’s upcoming release, while another adds, “Damn we really about to stop caring about this album if you don’t drop it soon.”
The news comes just one week after Shebib told Canadian beer company Molson Canadian that he’s working hard to “finish an album,” seemingly confirming rumors that the album isn’t finished despite Drake having previously told fans that the project was “coming soon” during his New Year’s Eve bash in Miami, Complex reports.
“We’ve got a new rink. Now we need some new players. Who wants on? #AnythingForHockey,” Molson Canadian’s Instagram post read, to which Shebib commented, “@molsoncanadian stop playing with my emotions. I’m trying to finish an album *angry face emoji*.”
While no official release date has been set for Drake’s new album, fans were met with disappointment earlier this week after rumors of a January 6 release date for Views From the 6 turned out to be false.
After a mysterious teaser trailer for Drake’s impending Views From the 6 appeared online in November suggesting that the album would drop on January 6, fans began fueling the release date speculation by delving deeper into the meaning behind the video’s cryptic imagery, Billboard reports.
According to fans, the early January release date was seemingly a nod to the (416) area code of Drake’s native Toronto given the fact that Views will serve as Drake’s fourth studio album and January 6 represents the sixth day of the first month of the year.
Despite the speculation, January 6 came and went without even an update from either Drake or his OVO team regarding the rumored release date, only for Drake to take to Instagram hours later to seemingly confirm fans’ fears that the album isn’t finished.
“Studio breaks getting serious,” Drake wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself playing ping pong while taking a break from recording. “Two hand backhand courtesy of @jetbentlee,” GQ reports.
While fans continue to be on the lookout for any hints suggesting a new release date for Views, it looks like some new music from Drake may be coming sooner than expected.
Yesterday, rumors surfaced suggesting that Drake is teaming up with Rihanna for a new collaboration ahead of the songstress’ upcoming eighth studio album release after an alleged casting call began making the rounds on social media.
AllHipHop shared a copy of the casting call details for the music video, which is reportedly for a track titled “Work,” noting that the two-day shoot would begin on January 8 and is calling for male and female horseback riders and cops.
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