It’s officially April, which means Drake‘s long-awaited Views From The 6 album is dropping this month, and that’s no April Fool’s joke. The Toronto superstar announced back in January after dropping his “Summer Sixteen” single that April would be the month VFT6 finally releases, and he and his sonic architect, Noah “40” Shebib, have spent the last few weeks teasing at the album’s completion and impending release.
As we draw nearer to the yet-to-be-revealed release date, it’s not surprising that Drizzy songs are leaking left and right. Earlier this week, a cover of Nico and Jackson Browne‘s “These Days”—which was eventually officially released as a duet with Babeo Baggins—and a “Work”-esque collaboration with dancehall star Popcaan, “Controlla,” hit the internet unofficially.
Today, another track has surfaced, in the form of “Faithful,” a collaboration between Drake and late UGK rapper Pimp C. For many years Drake has credited UGK with being major inspirations in his life and career, and featured Bun B on his breakthrough mixtape, So Far Gone, as well as named a song on his Take Care album, “Underground Kings,” under the landmark Texas rap duo.
Stream “Faithful” here. It’s not crazy to think a more polished version of this finds its home on VFT6, especially considering Drizzy’s UGK fanhood.