Canadian rapper, Aubrey Drake Graham, popularly known as Drake has released his fifth studio album christened “Scorpion.”
The 25-track body of work released June 29 is a double album; one half, rap, lays bare his versatility and the other half show his mellow R&B side.
His album also bodies his lead singles “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What” which became instant hits upon their release.
Video for Drake’s “God’s Plan” recently won “Video of the Year Award” at the just concluded 18th BET Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
This new album is a follow up to his 2017 album “More Life” which he used to hint the release of his fifth studio album. “I’ll be back 2018 to give you the summary,” he said.
“Scorpion” which is a digital only album (for now) addresses some very personal issues which became public on social media.
American rapper, Pusha T accused Drake of fathering a son secretly which became a major controversy on various social media platforms and gossip sites.
Pusha T released a track titled “The Story of Adidon” where he accused the 31-year old rapper of having a son and failing to take responsibility as a father.
Drake however used the album to address these rumours, confirming the child on two different tracks – “Emotionless” and “March 14.”
“I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid,” Drake said on “Emotionless.”
With production credits going to Drake’s producers Noah “40” and Olivier El-Khatib, the album features pop legend, Michael Jackson on “Don’t Matter to Me.”
Other features include TY Dollah $ign, Static Major, Jay Z with samples from Mariah Carey and Lauryn Hill.
Other producers on the album are – NO I.D., Tay Keith, Murda Beatz, DJ Premier, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Boi-1 Da.