NEW ALBUM: DRAKE | CERTIFIED LOVER BOY
Drake has been mostly tight-lipped about the details of his sixth studio album. That's all about to change as his highly anticipated new album "Certified Lover Boy" has finally dropped. His guest list for the project includes Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Young Thug, Future, 21 Savage, Tems, Project Pat, Yebba, Giveon and Ty Dolla $ign. The album featured twelve emojis of pregnant women in varying hair colours and skin tones and was designed b English artist Damien Hirst. The artwork was met with a negative reception from fans and critics alike, who called the image "ugly," "lazy," and "ridiculous." John Lennon and Paul McCartney are credited as co-writers on the opening track, “Champagne Poetry,” for interpolating the Beatles’ “Michelle.” More controversially, the legally and morally embattled R. Kelly gets a credit on “TSU,” which lists Justin Timberlake and Timbaland as co-writers. Later on, the album “Way 2 Sexy” uses Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy,” among many other interpolations. “Papi’s Home” includes borrowings from Montell Jordan’s “Daddy’s Home.” Drake’s return comes after his most extended hiatus between major studio albums yet. The rapper’s last full-length offering of entirely new music came with his 2018 album “Scorpion.” The other long-form projects that he released in the interim, “Care Package” and “Dark Lane Demo Tapes,” were both repurposed songs that had either been out for a while or had leaked.