Drake joined his hometown Toronto Raptors broadcast this past Friday during the team’s OVO night and caught up with play-by-play announcers Leo Rautins and and Jack Armstrong. During the quarter-long stretch, Drake made fun of Raptors point guard Fred Van Fleet’s All-Star Weekend vacation tan and called Quavo and Justin Bieber scrubs (perhaps hinting at the similarities between their recent “Intentions” music video and his “God’s Plan” offering from 2018’s Scorpion. He also took some time from the court-side chat to reveal that he’s been working on a new album, and plans to make it shorter than his last project, an effort that was partially inspired by the Notorious B.I.G.’s lengthy tracklists on Ready to Die and Life After Death.
“Well, my last album was high volume, I had to sort of like – Notorious B.I.G. put this album out and the ratio of songs versus just important songs was just so incredible that I wanted to set a challenge for myself,” Drake revealed. “I mean I hate to age myself, but I’ve been doing this for ten-plus years as well. Sometimes you gotta set a target goal for yourself just to keep it interesting so last album I went high volume and did two sides, it was like 20 something songs which is a lot of songs. This album I’ll probably make it a more realistic offering – something more concise. Anywhere, whatever you want, it can be 10, 11 songs, it could be 16. I also do a lot of different types of music so it’s tough to make it like a seven-song album or something like that, you know? But yeah, I’m having a lot of fun right now making music.”
You can watch some of Drake’s play-by-play above and listen to the full exchange where he details what’s to come for his next project below. In more music news, listen to fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber’s new album Changes, which is set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Drake says he’s having fun making new music and his new album will be more realistic with the amount of songs vs. Scorpion that had 25 songs. pic.twitter.com/WCzJrYWKoi
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