With so much going on in music right now, from Kanye and Wiz “beefing” to the surprise release of Rihanna’s new album, one guy is making sure we haven’t forgotten that he’s got a major album on the horizon. Drake announced last night that he and Oliver El-Khatib, now known as the October Firm, will be hosting a brand new episode of the oft-exclusive-laden OVO Sound Radio show Saturday evening (January 30), with guest contributions from Majid Jordan, whose self-titled debut album is set to be release on February 5.
Exclusives have become a flagship of Drake’s signature Apple Music post since its inaugural episode last summer, as he’s released everything from entire albums–he world premiered his joint album with Future, What A Time To Be Alive, on the show in September–to lost remixes–his and A$AP Rocky’s “Wu-Tang Forever”–every other Saturday. With All-Star weekend coming up in Toronto in a few weeks, and the amicable cold war between him and Kanye West prodding onward, there’s every reason to believe that his Instagram teasers and the Twitter rumors will somehow come to a head next month, be it in the form of officially released music, or his Views From the 6 album itself. It’s worth noting that Drake dropped his last project, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, during All-Star festivities last year. Could history repeat itself in 2016? We could know more this weeknd.
He’s up to something.