After several delays and setbacks, Drake has finally released his highly anticipated sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy.
The Canadian superstar has spent this week teasing fans with details about Certified Lover Boy, including hints for the artists that feature on the album, on billboards around North America.
21 tracks long, Certified Lover Boy, includes featured verses from Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Future, Yebba, Young Thug, Lil Baby, 21 Savage and more.
In addition, the album’s second track, “Papi’s Home”, includes background vocals from Nicki Minaj. “Way 2 Sexy”, alongside Future and Young Thug, includes a sample of Right Said Fred‘s 1991 mega-hit “I’m Too Sexy”.
“TSU” samples NSYNC‘s 1997 track “Sailing”, according to Genius. It also gives partial songwriting credit to R. Kelly, who is currently on trial for racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography. Details of Kelly’s involvement in “TSU” are unclear at present.
In a bio for the album on Apple Music, Drake wrote that the album is about “a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heart-breaking.” He also dedicated the album to the late Nadia Ntuli and Mercedes Morr.
Kid Cudi’s feature appears to signal an end to the feud he and Drake were embroiled in a few years ago. A fan on Twitter said that they were “happy” to see an end to their beef, to which Cudi retweeted and said “me too”.
Drake confirmed the album’s release last week, announcing it on ESPN show ‘SportsCenter’. Certified Lover Boy was supposed to be released in January this year, but was postponed due to Drake’s recovery from knee surgery.
Certified Lover Boy includes the following tracks:
“Girls Want Girls” (ft. Lil Baby)
“In The Bible” (ft. Lil Durk & Giveon)
“Love All” (ft. Jay-Z)
“Fair Trade” (ft. Travis Scott)
“Way 2 Sexy” (ft. Future & Young Thug)
“N 2 Deep” (ft. Future)
“No Friends In The Industry”
“Knife Talk” (ft. 21 Savage & Project Pat)
“7am On Bridle Path”
“Race My Mind”
“Fountains” (ft. Tems)
“Get Along Better” (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)
“You Only Live Twice” ( ft. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
“IMY2 ft. Kid Cudi”