Drake's new album Scorpion: 8 things you need to know before its release
Just a day before the release of Drake's 'Scorpion' he confirmed that his album is a double one featuring 25 songs. Here is everthing you need to know before the world catches up
Only a day left for the release of Drake's much-anticipated album 'Scorpion' and the internet is blowing up with excitement. Half of them, for genuine reasons such as the rap music, and another half to know Drizzy's response to the feud with Pusha T and his scathing allegations about an illegitimate child. Though controversies have eclipsed and the 31-year-old rapper has been teasing fans with a couple of Instagram posts on the release of his fifth album, here are the last minute checks to know everything about the album before the clock strikes midnight.
1. Yes! it is going to be a double album and there are a total of 25 songs. Drizzy just posted on Instagram the Side A and Side B tracklist and just in an hour, the post garnered over a million likes. We can hear the volume of gasps with all the double taps. Speculation that the 'Scorpion' is a double album started earlier this month when several billboards popped up in Drake's hometown of Toronto referring to 'Side A/Side B'. Then Mal The of the Joe Budden went on to confirm the speculation in his podcast.'
2. The first hint of the album was dropped way back in 2017 when the ending line of his recent project 'More Life,' narrated; "I'll be back 2018 to give you the summary." Then in April, he took to Instagram to tease the release and launched three singles including 'God's Plan', 'Nice For What' and 'I'm Upset', all with a million dollar budget videos.
3. The hype for 'Scorpion' was kept alive with A-list celebs donning a bomber jacket engraved with the title. DJ Khaled exhibited the jacket followed by 'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown, who posted a picture wearing the jacket and looking coy.
4. Many are wondering if that hints at a bigger picture, let's say a guest appearance. The possibilities are endless and besides, Drake was rumored to have worked on a new single with Puerto Rican trap star Bad Bunny and was also pictured in the studio with Nigerian artist. Fellow Canadian Paul Anka also said that he had a song coming out with Drake. Drizzy is known to have heavy guest appearances since his last album 'More Life' featured Kanye West, Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz and Young Thug, and British artists Sampha, Giggs and Jorja Smith. Drake is also rumored to debut another song with Lauryn Hill.
5. The album drops tonight, Friday, June 29 at midnight and will be available across all major streaming platforms including Apple, Spotify and Tidal. Drake recently lost his position as the number one streamed artist on Spotify to J Balvin. Fans are looking forward for Drake to reclaim his throne.
6. The album is produced by Drake's longtime collaborators Noah "40" Shebib and Olivier El-Khatib. It is strongly believed that his new "it" girl, Karena Evans will direct the videos or perhaps a film, for the album, as she has directed all three released singles so far.
7. Two days ago, on June 26, Drake dropped a trailer for the album which featured the eerie music from the film Annihilation. The trailer used Moderat’s “The Mark – Interlude,” which appears in a scene in the film and on its soundtrack. There's a belief out there, among the fans, that this will be a rather dark album and Drake is going to unleash his Side A and Side B.
8. Drake has already announced a major North American tour with Migos which starts in July already. The tour has been named brilliantly "The Aubrey and the Three Amigos" tour and in case you didn't know Drake's real name is Aubrey Drake Graham.