Drake is having a good year. Views, despite being a total bore, has broken every conceivable streaming record and has thusly racked 12 non-consecutive weeks at #1 in the US album charts and has according to the United World Charts has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. And if Kanye West and 2 Chainz are to be trusted, Drake’s nearly unprecedented winning streak may just continue into the latter half of 2016.
Two things happened on Monday.
First, Drake capped off his annual OVO Fest in Toronto with a powerhouse set featuring Rihanna, Future, French Montana, and Yeezus himself. During his appearance, Kanye West did something remarkable. He asked the crowd, “Is y’all ready for this album?” Then clarified: “I wasn't talking about Pablo. I wasn't talking about VIEWS. I wanna ask y’all right now: Are y’all ready for this album?” Watch footage of the tease below.
The second thing that happened on Monday was less nebulous. No really—2 Chainz literally announced that a new mixtape with Drake called Daniel Son the Necklace Don is out this Friday on Apple Music. Here’s his Instagram post.
No room for misinterpretation there.