The last time Drake released an album, 2017's More Life, it ended with him declaring that he was "taking summer off" and would be "back in 2018 to give you the summary". And those fans who enjoyed the revelations in Pusha T's "The Story of Adidon" are likely listening to "Scorpion", the highly anticipated, 25-track album by pop music's No. 1 player released Friday.
The popularity is likely helped by widespread promotion of the project. Well, Drake has responded - and, yes, he's a dad.
The move will likely help Drake regain his crown as Spotify's most-streamed artist after being unseated by Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin, known for his hit "Mi Gente", earlier this week.
Later in the song, Drake references the fractured relationship between his parents.
Drake, in a rare interview past year, described Jackson as a longtime model and voiced dismay at being pigeon-holed as a rapper. The child's mother is reportedly artist and former adult film star Sophie Brussaux, but her identity as the child's mother was not addressed on the album. Drake's reply? It appears roughly 10 minutes into "Scorpion" and kind of out of nowhere: "I wasn't hiding my kid from the world", he explains over a Mobius-stripped Mariah Carey sample.
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And then, of course, there are the previously released singles "God's Plan" and "I'm Upset", both of which are clear standouts on the first half and continue to dominate urban radio due to their boisterous lyrics and upbeat melodies. In May, rapper Pusha-T put out a track that accused Drake of hiding the fact that he had a son.
Drake's successes are definitely hard to match, but on this album he shouts out someone he deems to be a peer: Adele.
Drake has reportedly also broken the global record for most opening day singles streams for "Nonstop" with approximately 9.2 million streams, besting Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do".
"Soon as this album drops, I'm outta the deal".
"Scrollin' through life and fishin' for praise/Opinions from total strangers take me out of my ways/I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade/Most times it's just somebody that's underage/That's probably just alone and afraid/And lashin' out so that someone else can feel they pain", Drake raps.
Scorpion, the fifth studio album by the triple Grammy Award victor, also sees him resurrect the voice of the original King of Pop Micheal Jackson.
The couple made a decision to get married in March and a grand party was hosted by the Ambanis on the occasion. Actress Priyanka Chopra and her rumoured boyfriend Priyanka Chopra were also present in the party.
Three days before he passed, someone running Joe's Twitter account wrote, "I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see". The band, featuring a 7-year-old Michael Jackson had four singles hit the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
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He was lights out on the greens, burying tough putts from 5-10 feet when his playing partner couldn't buy a birdie putt. Koepka ended the toughest tournament in golf at 1-over. "He's proven he can win on a classic" course , unusual said.
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Most notably, he wrote the 2015 ruling on Obergefell v Hodges, which found that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Having voted on both sides of the ideological spectrum, Kennedy has always been considered the Court's "swing" justice.
They also held talks in Saudi Arabia, which does not recognise Israel but shares its enmity toward Iran. The spokesman said peace could only be achieved through fulfilling the Palestinian right to statehood.
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