Nearly a year after he dropped the tape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drizzy returns with the rattling effort, produced by Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da and CuBeatz. “I’m out here looking for revenge, all summer sixteen,” he serves on the hook.
The Toronto native proves he’s playing dirty not clean. “Why would I put on a vest, I expect you to aim for the head,” Drake raps. “I coulda killed you the first time / You don’t have to try to say it louder, n**** / Trust, we heard you the first time.”
And if you ever questioned who had a bigger pool, Drake or Kanye West, the answer is here: “Now I got a house in L.A., now I got a bigger pool than ‘Ye / And look man, ‘Ye’s pool is nice, mine is just bigger is what I’m saying.”
Even DJ Khaled’s Snapchat-inspired ad-libs support Drake’s lines: “They don’t want us to have a bigger pool than Kanye!” Khaled shouts.
But one of the standout moments on the song is what he directs at President Obama. “Tell Obama that my verses are like the whips that he in / They bulletproof,” he says. Guess the fact he chooses Kendrick Lamar over Drake in a rap battle didn’t sit too well with him.
“Summer Sixteen” will appear on Views From the 6, which arrives in April. Drake gave some insight on the project and its release date on OVO Sound Radio. “We’re here working overtime on it tryna make it everything I know it should be and the album itself will be coming in April 2016, so 416, you know what’s where I’m from,” the 29-year-old said, referring to the Toronto area code.
Views From the 6 is the follow-up to 2013’s Nothing Was the Same. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and What a Time to Be Alive, his collabo with Future, are arguably considered to be mixtapes sold as albums in his catalog