They are two of the most influential rappers of our generation. They are behind two of the biggest projects of 2016, Views and The Life of Pablo. And now, they have decided to join forces. So get ready for a collaborative album by Drake and Kanye West.
Last night (August 1) while Frank Ocean rested after a day of cutting wood, Drake invited his "brother" Kanye West (for whom he also wrote two songs in TLOP) on the stage of the annual OVO Festival. True to himself, Yeezy seized the mic and immediately took the opportunity to go public and tell the news:
"Toronto, I got one question for you… Is y'all ready for this album?"
But he wasn't talking about The Life of Pablo or Views, as Drake then piped in:
“What my brother was asking before was, are you ready if we make an album? That’s what he was asking.”
Kanye West & Drake announce a collaboration album onstage at OVO Fest tonight pic.twitter.com/WfYfSYmPti— G.O.O.D. Music Facts (@GOODMusicFacts_) 2 août 2016
After his collab with Future on the mixtape What a Time to Be Alive, Drake (who’s still top of the charts with his latest album) is back at it with Kanye, whom he featured alongside Jay Z on "Pop Style" before ultimately removing them from the final version of Views.
As for West, he is still promoting The Life of Pablo with the recently released, majestically heartbreaking video for "Wolves," all the while working on Cruel Winter, his next album with the G.O.O.D Music crew.
That’s one more project for the duo then, at a time when hip hop is more prolific than ever, and at a time when collaborations regain their pace. The Views of Pablo.