Drake Announces 'View From the 6' Release Date, Drops New Single "Summer Sixteen"

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Not to be outdone by Rihanna's newest album Anti, Drake decided to tease his fans with "Summer Sixteen," the first single off his long-awaited fourth studio album, Views From the 6. The track, which debuted during an episode of the OVO Sound Radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1 on Saturday, was produced by Boi-1da, Noah "40" Shebib and CuBeatz.

The track can be listened to on Highsnobiety, or fans can buy the single on iTunes.

Fans of the Toronto-born rapper can expect a spring release for the album. Drake announced on the OVO Sound Radio show that Views From the 6 will be released in April, according to the Verge. The exact date is unknown. Drake announced the follow-up to his third studio album, Nothing Was the Same, back in 2014.

"I'll give you a date later on, just know that we're working," Noah "40" Shebib told the Verge, in reference to the highly anticipated album. "We're working."

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The first line of the new single opens with the Canadian rapper responding to President Barack Obama's statement that Kendrick Lamar would defeat Drake in a rap battle. "Tell Obama that my verses are like the whips that he in," Drake raps over the smooth track. "They bulletproof."

Drake appears to have slid a diss towards Tory Lanez, a Toronto rapper who released the mixtape The New Toronto. "All you boys in the new Toronto wanna be me a little," Drake raps.

Drake also mentions rappers Jay Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne in the new track. "Used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella then I turned into Jay," the Canadian artist raps over the beat. "Now I got a house in LA, now I got a bigger pool than Ye. Look man, Ye's pool is nice, mine's just bigger is what I'm saying." 

"Six, six, six, six, soon as I'm back in the city, they throw a parade," Drizzy raps, as he goes on to reference his mentor, Lil Wayne. "I might get a key to the city and give it to Wayne."

The track ends with a line from producer-turned-motivational speaker DJ Khaled. "They don't want us to have a bigger pool than Kanye!"

In September the Toronto rapper dropped What a Time To Be Alive, a mixtape with Atlanta rapper Future, over OVO Sound Radio. 

Feb. 25, 2016, 11:37 a.m. Eastern: This story has been updated.