After a slight delay, Drake’s “For All the Dogs” has been released.
The Canadian rapper, who initially announced his eighth studio album would be released last month, released his latest effort on Friday. Prior to this, Drake collaborated with 21 Savage to release two works “Honestly, Nevermind” and “Her Loss” last year. Drake’s new album contains 23 tracks, including collaborations with 21 Savage, J. Cole, SZA, Bad Bunny and more.
Drake expressed how “extremely proud” he is of the album during Friday’s episode of his SiriusXM series “Table For One,” saying he’s “grateful that all of you are still interested in hearing what this boy has to say. “
Drake also said he would be away from the studio for about a year “or more.” He said he would “focus on my health first” and “I need to do other things for other people that I have committed to”.
The artwork for “Slime You Out,” the first song from Drake and SZA’s collaboration, caused controversy last month. Drake chose a photo of Halle Berry slimming down at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, much to the Oscar winner’s annoyance. Berry said Drake didn’t see her approval of the photo. “That’s not cool. I have a better opinion of him!” she commented on Instagram: “When someone you admire disappoints you, you have to be the greater person and move on!”
The cover art for “For All the Dogs” is a safer bet. The white animal with long ears and fiery red eyes was an illustration created by Drake’s son Adonis, who turns 6 this month. Adonis also stars in the “Charlotte 8 AM” video for “For All the Dogs,” which was shared on Drake’s YouTube channel Friday morning. In the video, Drake’s son dances next to his father, wearing a shirt that says “Survivor of Hate,” and explains some of his art to his father at the beginning of the video. When Drake asked Adonis if he wanted to share how much money he made from his artwork, Adonis quipped, “Oh, please.”
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Drake ‘For All the Dogs’ track list
- “Virginia Beach”
- “Amen” (feat. Teezo Touchdown)
- “Calling You” (feat. 21 Savage)
- “Fear of heights”
- “First Person Shooter” (feat. J. Cole)
- “IDGAF” (feat. Yette)
- “7969 Santa Claus”
- “Slime You Out” (feat. SZA)
- “The Bahamas Promise”
- “Trying my best”
- “Screw Up the World” (Interlude)
- “Members Only” (feat. PartyNextDoor)
- “Painted a Picasso”
- “What Would Pluto Do”
- “All the Party” (feat. Chief Keef)
- “Eight O’Clock in the Morning in Charlotte”
- “BBL Love” (Interlude)
- “Gently” (feat. Bad Bunny)
- “Rich Baby Daddy” (feat. Sexyy Red & SZA)
- “Another Late Night” (feat. Lil Yachty)
- “leave home”
- “Polar Opposition”
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Derek’s Everything Is a Blur Tour
This summer, Drake and 21 Savage embarked on the “It’s All a Blur Tour,” which kicked off in Chicago in July. The show includes stops in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Houston. The tour will make a stop in Drake’s hometown of Toronto on Friday and Saturday.
During the tour, concertgoers separated from their close friends and threw bras at Drizy on stage. In Chicago, one night after Drake was hit in the arm by a thrown cell phone, he advised concertgoers to “please just wear a bra.” Detroit fans upped the ante and brought out a bunch of them, including one engraved with Someone’s Instagram account, “I feel like I’m doing the cleanup,” joked Drake as he collected the items.
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Update: Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press