Drake is gearing up to release his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Views From the 6, this month. The LP will serve as the follow-up to 2013’s Nothing Was the Same plus his 2015 projects If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and What a Time to Be Alive.

Rumors of Drizzy's new album began circulating in 2014, around the time he released the infamous "0-100/The Catch Up" in July of that year. A month later at OVO Fest, a picture of Rihanna with the numbers "666" across her face flashed across the screen during the show. Drake clarified on Twitter, stating that his new album title would include "the 6" in the title. In an interview in April 2015, the rapper revealed that he had only two songs completed for the album. One of the songs was “Can I,” a track that features Beyonce. The following month, he gave details on how Toronto influenced his work on Views.

By November a huge, mysterious billboard popped up in Toronto. “The 6 God is watching” was the slogan. Over the next couple of months, more billboards and posters with the number 6 have been spotted not just around T-Dot, most notably in Billy Bishop Airport and Dundas Square, but across the pond. The billboard in London was thought to be the cover art for the album but a rep denied the claim. It is "100 percent not the album artwork," said a U.K. rep for Island Records, which distributes Drake's music. "Sorry about any miscommunication."

In January of this year, Drake started off 2016 with a bang by dropping "Summer Sixteen" on OVO Sound Radio. He also announced that Views From the 6 drops in April. "For now, just know we are working,” he said. “I’m here. I’m excited for all this." His go-to producer and right-hand man Noah "40" Shebib also posted photos on Instagram hinting that the LP was in its final production stages. The following month, 40 said that Views is “special.”

“It’s going to be what everybody expects and wants from Drake and from us,” Shebib shared. “A lot of introspection, very vivid. He’s discovering new flows, new cadences, new patterns.” As for the music, “I’m trying to find ways to pull more untraditional sounds in, to push the boundaries a little further.”

Then last month, Aubrey posted four Instagram photos with the caption "Home Stretch." He reaffirmed the April release date via Instagram when he shared another image of a Views billboard with the caption "April." Pitchfork reportedly confirmed that the album will drop at the end of the month as well.

Before Views From the 6 arrives, take a look below to find out everything we know about Drake’s new album.

  • Release Date Is Near

    It was first revealed in late January, when Drake let “Summer Sixteen” loose, that Views would drop in April. “We’re here working overtime on it tryna make it everything I know it should be and the album itself will be coming in April 2016, so 416, you know that’s where I’m from," the rapper revealed.

    The 6 God confirmed via Instagram on March 15 that his fifth studio album would indeed be dropping in April, and Pitchfork recently learned that the album is coming at the end of the month.

  • Artists That Might Show Up as Featured Guests

    Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Popcaan, Willow Smith, Timbaland, Chris Brown, Wizkid, Kyla and Future are all rumored to be on the album. Queen B was featured on “Can I,” which dropped in the middle of 2015. Drizzy was in the studio with Kanye for "30 Hours" and "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" off The Life of Pablo so it's highly likely that they recorded more songs outside of the recent single "Pop Style," which also features Jay Z. Since What a Time to Be Alive, it's pretty likely that Future Hendrix and Drake have more hits in the stash too.

    After Drake and Kendrick posted pictures of $2 bills, many believe that the two rivals are working together for a colossal record. In an Instagram post a while back, Drake hinted that even Willow Smith is "all on views.” Popcaan was featured on Drake's recently leaked song "Controlla." Wizkid and Kyla also appear on "One Dance," which may or may not be on the album. Timbaland also hinted that he's on Views. Chris and Drake were spotted in the studio together in 2014.

    So there's a lot to look forward to when it comes to guest features on the project.

  • Potential Songs Making the Final Tracklist

    Summer Sixteen
    In January, Drake proclaimed that he's "looking for revenge" when he gave details on View From the 6 during an episode of his OVO Sound Radio. Produced by Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da and Cuebeatz, the track became a hit and featured subliminal shots at Meek Mill and Tory Lanez.

    Can I
    Beyonce and Drake collaborated for the second time for "Can I." The single leaked in May and was officially released five months later on an OVO Sound Radio show.

    Hotline Bling
    Even though “Hotline Bling” was unleashed in the summer of 2015, the song is just too big for it to not be included on Views.

    Back to Back
    The Grammy-nominated diss track that put a dent in Meek Mill's career could also end up on Views.

    With Views coming up, the collaboration between Drake and Popcaan was one of the two tracks that leaked online.

    "Pop Style"
    Featuring Jay Z and Kanye West, the track was tweeted out by Drake. It's unclear if this is a promotional single or an actual album cut.

    "One Dance"
    The second record that Drake released, which features Wizkid and Kyla, draws inspiration from afrobeat and dancehall.

    "Untitled Song"
    There isn't very much information available on this track other than the Vine video that was sent out. On the song, Drake appears to be crooning about a woman who's on the way downtown. The caption of the Vine was "Views."

    "Right Hand"
    The other song released by Drake last summer, "Right Hand" is a banger.

    "On a Wave"
    During Memorial Day Weekend 2015, this Tinashe-assisted record popped up. But unlike "Go Out Tonight," this track seems to be a potential legit single after Tinashe performed it live when she was on tour with Nicki Minaj.

    "Go Out Tonight"
    After being leaked during Memorial Day Weekend 2015, there's still no information on this track.

    Since eaking on the web, Drake premiered his remix to Ramriddlz’s “Sweeterman” on the first episode of OVO Sound Radio.

  • Producers Assisting With the Sound

    In February, Drake sent out a tweet teasing a potential collaboration with Metro Boomin. Noah "40" Shebib, Drizzy's right-hand man, will more than likely be the executive producer for the LP and has already posted plenty of pictures of his studio sessions with The Boy. Boi-1da should also be assumed to be working on the album since he co-produced "Summer Sixteen."

  • Odell Beckham Jr. Could Have an Impact on the Final Album

    In an interview with Ronda Rousey that was organized by DraftKings, New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. revealed that he was living in Drake’s house while the rapper was finishing Views From the 6.

    “That’s my guy right there,” OBJ said. “That was the first time we really hung out was that whole weekend. This really was the start of a friendship that’ll carry through a lifetime. Weird enough, I’m actually staying at his place right now while he’s finishing the album. I'm just out there working out. He needs to chill out with that house he has out there. There's just too much going on."

    The two stars met during a Houston Appreciation Weekend celebrity softball game last year and became the best of friends. You can't make this stuff up.

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