Drake may be keeping mum when it comes to divulging information about his upcoming Views From The 6 album, but it appears that rumors surrounding the album’s highly anticipated release only continue to escalate as the drop date for the project nears the one-week mark this Friday.
With Views From The 6‘s scheduled April 29 release date only a mere 10 days away, it’s not surprising that the anticipation surrounding the album’s long-awaited arrival continues to ignite rumors regarding the album’s track list, cover art, and rumored bonus features. While Drake recently previewed a cryptic trailer for the album following the announcement of the project’s drop date, it appears that new rumors have emerged regarding the size and duration of Drake’s fourth studio album.
Earlier this month, rumors suggesting that VFT6 would be released as a double-disc album emerged on Twitter after a reported producer from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo began tweeting “insider information” about Drake’s forthcoming release.
According to Mass Appeal, the producer, who goes by the name of Jimmy Codeine, took to Twitter to weigh in with his thoughts on Drake’s upcoming album while claiming to have insider information on the project as a result of his involvement in Kanye’s TLOP album that dropped back in February. According to the site, Jimmy claims to have produced the “Silver Surfer Intermission” from West’s new album, although fans have since debated the credibility of the producer’s claims on social media.
The double-disc rumors for Views From The 6 emerged online after Jimmy Codeine took to Twitter to reveal that Drake’s new album would be comprised of two discs—one called “BLACK” and the other “WHITE,” in addition to a third disc containing a documentary regarding Drake’s process in recording VFT6 since announcing the album’s existence in 2014.
The producer’s claims only continued to garner more attention from fans after his tweets regarding the double-disc rumors for Views were removed from the producer’s feed with a message stating that they had been “withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder.”
This Tweet from @formerlyjimmy has been withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder.
— FORMERLY JIMMY (@formerlyjimmy) April 6, 2016
However, a few skeptical fans were quick to point out that Jimmy’s supposed copyright violation notice resembled that of a normal tweet and not those imposed by Twitter in the event of a true copyright violation, with one fan explaining, “@formerlyjimmy Lmaoo that’s not how those work, they don’t look like tweets.”
Think of VFT6 as Beauty Behind The Madness….
— FORMERLY JIMMY (@formerlyjimmy) April 10, 2016
Shortly thereafter, Jimmy Codeine reportedly created a new Twitter account with the username @CastleInThe6 where he went on to post a screenshot of a note that seemingly details the creative direction for Drake’s VFT6 in addition to providing information about the album’s sound, features, release timeline, and tracks.
In the lengthy note, which can be viewed in its entirety on Mass Appeal, Jimmy Codeine reveals that the alleged double-disc album will feature both a “poppy, ambient Take Care aesthetic” and a “new wave, trap, arrogant rap style” before comparing the discs’ contrasting vibes to Views‘ previously announced singles “One Dance” and “Pop Style.”
The producer goes on to name Rihanna, Travis Scott, SAFE, Roy Woods, and PARTYNEXTDOOR as a few of the collaborators on the project before noting that one track, called “Downtown Whippin,” was written by Kanye West as a throwaway track from 808’s and Heartbreak.
Despite the claims, which were made prior to Drake’s confirmation of an April 29 release date for the project, fans were quick to express their skepticism over the producer’s tweets due to a discrepancy between his forecasted release date for the album (April 16) and the Drake-confirmed drop date for the album.
While Drake assured fans that there would be “a lot of music” on Views From The 6 during his hosting gig on OVO Sound Radio earlier this month, it appears that fans are hesitant to give into rumors of a double-disc release for Drake’s upcoming album.
— Drake Direct (@DrakeDirect_) April 9, 2016
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