Drake might be delaying the release of his next studio album, Certified Lover Boy, but that hasn’t stopped him from dropping music in the interim.
The ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ rapper, recently dropped Scary Hours 2 on March 5th, a single comprised of three tracks, ‘What’s Next’, ‘Wants and Needs’ featuring Lil Baby and ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’ featuring Rick Ross.
For any loyal Drake follower, the tracks were exactly what was hoped for: lyrics that make you ponder and beats that get you feeling all energetic. And now ‘Scary Hours 2’ has enabled the rapper to become the first artist ever to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No.1, 2 and 3, all at once.
Billboard are calling the chart move “prophetic”, with Drizzy’s lyrics in the ‘What’s Next’ track referencing the Hot 100 chart, “I’m on the hot one hundo, numero uno.”
Drake’s upcoming album, Certified Lover Boy has been postponed due to the rapper reportedly undergoing knee surgery a few months back. With the original release date being pencilled in for January this year, Drake took to Instagram stories at the end of the month to announcement the delay, “I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery.”
As per NME, we could be receiving the new album before the middle of the year. YouTuber and media personality DJ Akademiks has stated that he was informed by Drizzy himself on the album’s new release date.
Akademiks said, “Drake told me that it’s going to be dropping before April so he’s not waiting until summer to drop his shit. I don’t wanna say before April… April or before.
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He continued, “But the reason why I’m saying it’s not dropping tonight, as in Thursday night, is because he’s spent so much time on this project that he’s not trying to put out a surprise project. He’s gonna let people know at least a week before, bro.”