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3 things to expect from Drake’s next album

- SHINGAI DARANGWA shingai.darangwa@inl.co.za

JUST under a year after he released his latest project, the 21 Savage collaborat­ion Her Loss, Drake is set to release another album, For All The Dogs.

Following delays, the eagerly anticipate­d album dropped on Friday.

Through his social media posts, media reports and recent lead single release for Slime You Out featuring SZA, there's a fair amount we already know about the album.


Navel-gazing and self-indulgence are characteri­stics Drake's been known for over his entire career. While he's done so in some of his music lately, this hasn't been that evident recently.

While it's the source of ridicule from critics, fans love it when Drake bemoans how terribly women treat him, while at the same time revealing himself to be a toxic lover.

Drake hinted at a return to this when he announced his album by writing, “They say they miss the old Drake girl don't tempt me.” For All the Dogs: the first single, Slime You Out, already leaning in that direction.

The “old Drake” can also be interprete­d as the Drake who rapped a lot harder than he does now and made some heartfelt R&B records that really connected with audiences.

Features galore

Drake has always been big on features. Collaborat­ion has formed a major part of his career. He has already confirmed that the new album will feature SZA, Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty and 21 Savage.

During one of his recent Los Angeles tour stops, Drake also told the crowd he had a collaborat­ion with Latin star Bad Bunny on the album.

“It's been like six years since me and Benito did a song, so we got a song coming for y'all on my album,” he said. Drake and Bad Bunny collaborat­ed on the 2018 platinum-selling single,

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