Drake gave just a one day notice on the drop of his latest album, Honestly, Nevermind. On June 16th, the rapper took to instagram, allowing his fans to be the first to hear this announcement. His previous album, Certified Lover Boy was a huge hit in 2021, making fans optimistic about his new album.
Listeners had a surprised reaction to the style of Honestly, Nevermind. In contrast to the well-known hip-hop and rap music that Drake had created in the past, the rapper took a 180 turn and released 14 house music songs. The album is a dedication to the late Virgil Abloh, a fashion designer and close friend of Drake’s who was a lover of house music.
This dedication appears to be the catalyst of a new musical direction for Drake. After 16 years of creating music, it seems that the rapper wanted to try out a new aspiration. He switched to a more up-beat and rhythmic tune in tracks such as, “Massive,” and “Sticky,” which are some fan-favorites and great songs to party along to all summer.
Some of Drake’s fans were not so enthralled with his experimental music, however. The rapper received some negative feedback following his release. Fans took to social media to voice their opinions and disappointment in the album. Drake recently responded to this backlash, posting a video to Instagram. In this video, the rapper gave a simple, yet noble reply saying, “It’s all good if you don’t get it yet. It’s all good.” His response could be foreshadowing a more of alternative route for the rapper’s music in the future.
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