Drake has announced the release date for his upcoming album, Views From The 6, on tonight’s episode of his OVO Sound Radio show on Beats 1 Radio.
The project will drop later this month on Friday, April 29th. While on his radio show, Drizzy also revealed: “it’s not a short ting, there’s a lot of music on there!”
Who is hyped to hear Drizzy Drake‘s VFT6 album?
We found out that Drake was about to receive the key to Toronto a couple of days ago, and now we can watch some footage of Toronto mayor John Tory presenting Drizzy with the key to the city during 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in the “6ix” on February 12th.
“This is one of the greatest moments of my life, if not the greatest. We have something extremely special in this place. I will never stop loving this city. I will never stop representing this city.”
Tory also mentioned in his speech that this is the “highest honor Toronto can offer”, as well as that the key “is non-transferable… not even to Lil Wayne” after Drizzy Drake had referenced about getting a key to his hometown and giving it to Weezy on “Summer Sixteen“!
Later today, Drake will be announcing the team lineups for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, which is taking place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.
After coaching the Canadian team on Friday night in the All-Star Celebrity Game, Drizzy revealed in a press interview: “Just letting you know that I’m in charge of the player introductions on Sunday. And I got my little special twists that I put on it, so I encourage you to tune in early, I’ll see you there”.
As we have already seen in the past (here, here, and here), Drizzy Drake will be used to doing the announcements because he has introduced the Toronto Raptors lineup various times already!
A couple of days after promo ads for Drake‘s Views From The 6 album started to go up around the “6ix”, John Tory (who is a Toronto mayor) announced on social media that Drizzy will be receiving a key to his hometown today.
What’s crazy is that on Drizzy Drake‘s latest song “Summer Sixteen“, he raps on it: “I might get a key to the city and give it to Wayne, or give it to one of the young boys to carry the wave”.
“I was lucky recently to spend time with a man who is well known in our city and around the world. I knew his name, I knew his face and I knew his music. And we wanted the chance to get to know one another, and talk about the city we love. In our conversations, he told me how he feels about Toronto. He told me what it means to him to be from here, and the role he wants to play. He talked about wanting to contribute and for the city to see him as more than just a name – but a force of good. He talked about his desire to build our music scene, to inspire youth and help address the social issues felt across Toronto. This is a man who has achieved wild success, by any standard. And more than anything, he wants great things for Toronto. This is a man who could live anywhere, but calls Toronto home. He wants us to be proud of him. And we are. I am.”
The honor will be taking place later today during 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. You can watch a clip of mayor John Tory explaining why he is giving Drake the key to the city after the jump below!
Last night, Drake brought in 2016 by performing live at E11EVEN nightclub in Miami, Florida.
After he finished performing, Drizzy announced to the crowd that his upcoming Views From The 6 album will be released “very soon”.
You can watch Drizzy Drake‘s announcement to the people in attendance after the jump below. How “soon” do you think the project will drop?
Nicki Minaj has announced the cast of her upcoming scripted comedy television series on ABC Family, which will be called “Nicki“. If you didn’t already know, the Barbie is going to star and serve as the executive producer of the show that is being written by Kate Angelo.
“I am honored and excited to announce that I’ve literally hand picked the main characters of my scripted series ‘Nicki’ ~ #ABCFamily #Freeform ~ I’ve been going to the auditions falling in love with some incredible people. Looking forward to unveiling this groundbreaking new show for you guys in 2016!”
Ariana Neal is the name of the kid who will be playing a young Minaj and the television show will also star a guest appearance from Whoopi Goldberg, who will be playing a neighbor.
“I literally cried watching her taped audition. I demanded to meet her! Sat in a room with her teaching her how to rap by doing a beat on the table & forcing her to stay on beat! Lol. Then pulled out all the attitude she had in her lil’ body. Haha! She’s tough! And so sweet & cute. #ArianaNeal #LilNicki Welcome to the family lil’ lady bug!”
You can check out the full cast and see who will be playing Nicki‘s mother, father, brother, and more after the jump below. The TV show that is based on Minaj‘s life growing up in Queens will start filming real soon and air next year on the ABC Family network!
Drake has took to Instagram to announce that there will be a video for his “Hotline Bling” song, which he released back in July and it has been blowing up radios ever since.
Even though there is no exact premiere date for the visual, Drizzy uploaded the picture above on his Instagram page with the caption: “Video for Hotline Bling coming soon.”
Who is looking forward to seeing Drizzy Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” music video? The last solo video we got from the 6 God was “Energy” off his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late project!