It’s beginning to look a lot like OVO season, isn’t it?
Over the weekend, Drake treated Apple Music listeners (followed swiftly by the rest of the planet) to his brand-new single, “Summer Sixteen.” He played the song via his OVO Sound Radio show on Beats 1 and almost immediately, many fans dissected the track’s many snubs. Some were surprising and others…snooze-able. Drake also had a huge announcement: his new album, Views from the 6, will arrive from the 6 gawd’s Toronto studio to our ears in April, Billboard reports.
His first verse finds him sending weak jabs at an already defeated Meek Mill, referring to the time he checked into the same Four Seasons hotel as Mill and Nicki Minaj and played one of his diss tracks in the room above the couple on repeat.
“I let the diss record drop, you was staying right below me, n—–
We must have played it a hundred times, you was going to bed
Why would I put on a vest I expect you to aim for the head?”
In addition to some bragging aimed at the wave of New Toronto rappers, the more surprising disses in “Summer Sixteen” include a playful reference to President Obama and his motorcade: “Tell Obama that my verses are just like the whips that he in / They bulletproof.” In another, Drake boasts that he’s finally made it to a certain level of company:
“I used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella then I turned into Jay
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’s just big is what I’m saying.”
Mmmmk. Take a listen to the new track here.