Drake has surprise-released a new album.
The rap megastar gave fans just a few hours notice that he was set to drop his seventh studio effort, ‘Honestly, Nevermind’, in the early hours of Friday (17.06.22).
And upon its release on streaming services, the ‘Nonstop’ hitmaker accompanied the music with a poetic insight into the reason behind the project.
The 35-year-old Grammy winner admits he has an “urge for revenge” and struggles to be “a forgiving guy” in the deep statement.
He wrote: “I let my humbleness turn to numbness at times letting time go by knowing I got the endurance to catch it another time
“I work with every breath in my body cause it’s the work not air that makes me feel alive.
“That’s some real detrimental s*** but that’s that s*** my perfectionist mind doesn’t really mind because no one knows what’s on my mind when I go to sleep at 9 and wake up at 5 – unless I say it in rhyme.”
Drake continued: “I can’t remember the last time someone put they phone down, looked me in the eyes and asked my current insight on the times
“But I remember every single time someone shined a light in my eyes. I purposely try to forget what went on between some ppl and I because I know I’m not a forgiving guy even when I try.
“My urge for revenge wins the game against my good guy inside every single f*** time
I got plans I can’t talk about with more than like 4 guys because the last time I shared em with someone on the outside … well that’s another story for another night.
“I was tryna get thru that statement to get to saying I’m not at a time in my life where pats on the shoulder help get me by.
“I’ll take loyalty over an oh my and emoji fire.
“I know if it was a dark night where all the odds were against my side and my skill went to whoever took my life they’d done me off with a big smile and maybe even post it for some likes.
“I know everyone that tells me they love me doesn’t love me all the time especially when I’m doing better than alright and they have to watch it from whatever point they at in their life.
“I got here being realistic.
“I didn’t get here being blind.
“I know what’s what and especially what and who is by my side
The 14-track LP includes one collaboration with 21 Savage in the form of ‘Jimmy Cook’s’.
‘Honestly, Nevermind’ follows September’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’.