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Drake releases new album Views on iTunes

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Everyone can join Drake in running through the 6 with their woes.

The Toronto rapper unleashed on iTunes and Apple Music his fourth studio album, Views, Thursday night.

It’s Drake’s third high-profile release since February 2015, when he released his long mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. He and Future dropped a joint record, What A Time to Be Alive, in September.

Views — which features production from Kanye West, Boi1da, Southside, and Drake’s go-to man 40 — is Drizzy’s longest album to date, spanning 20 songs. His sophomore release, Take Care, stands at 18.

The featured artists on Views, which Drake primarily teased on Instagram on Thursday afternoon, are top-notch: West, Jay Z, Rihanna, Future, PartyNextDoor, Popcaan, the late Pimp C, WizKid, and dvsn

Before the album’s release, Drake posted a photo of 40, his longtime producer, along with a thank you note. “Thank you for caring about the people in this city as much as I do. Thank you for a lifetime of hard work and surreal moments,” Drake wrote. “This story would have gone a lot different without you.”

 

Before we do this I just wanna say thanks man. Thank you for the years you spent working with some of Toronto’s true legends honing your craft. Thanks you for dropping everything to work with me after we met and realized we had something special. Thank you for pushing yourself despite the fact you should be resting to achieve an end goal that we are both obsessed with. Thank you for listening to me vent and talking me off ledges. Thank you for talking me out of sending every good song I make to someone else . Thank you for reminding me that we set out to do something more than just have the biggest song in the club or the biggest song of the month. Thank you for building SOTA. Thank you for caring about the people in this city as much as I do. Thank you for a lifetime of hard work and surreal moments. This story would have gone a lot different without you. Thank you 40 (aka DB40 aka Cuarenta aka Bibber aka My brother). Text me when you are ready to start the next one @ovo40

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