With Drake's Views From the 6 on the distant horizon, curiosity is at an all-time high as to what the project will sound like, and when fans will be able to hear it. Upon dropping "Summer Sixteen" last week, Drake mentioned that the album will be out in April 2016, but his in-house producer Noah "40" Shebib paid a recent visit to B-Real's Smokebox and offered further insight into the current state of the project.

"We’re getting very, very close," he said. "The time will come when Drake’s ready to pull the trigger. For us, it’s just a balance of finding that space to make such a project that’s based around our city. And then also coming out here to the West Coast to escape some of the harsh winter and find a good creative space. It has to be a balance of both those locations for what it’s supposed to be."

40 also spoke on his production inspirations saying that DJ Premier made him want to make beats, and how he tries not to let what's current or popular influence his sound. "I’m not listening to what’s hitting the radio, what people are dropping," he said. "I’m trying to almost stay away from that stuff to focus on something different."

The two go on to discuss the marijuana scene and movement in Canada and 40's own smoking habits. The producer had previously hinted at Views being close to done, so though he remains somewhat vague here, the feeling is that Drake's next album will begin to show itself with signs of spring. Watch the full chat above.

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