Yesterday, Drake announced he would be releasing the third entry in his Scary Hours EP series at midnight. Instead of an EP, he’s shared a new edition of his latest album For All the Dogs, featuring six extra songs. Producers on these tracks include Lil Yachty, the Alchemist, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Ovrkast, and Conductor Williams, while J. Cole makes an appearance on the song ‘Evil Ways’. Take a listen below.
One of Drake’s new songs, ‘Red Button’, includes a shout-out to Taylor Swift: “Taylor Swift the only n—a I ever rated/ Only one could make me drop the album just a little later/ Rest of y’all I treat you like you never made it/ Leave your label devastated even when you pad the stats period I never hated.” The same song also features bars about Kanye West: “Every time that Yeezy call the truce/ He had my head inflated/ Thinking we going to finally peace it up and get to levitating/ Realized that everything premeditated.”
In a trailer released alongside yesterday’s announcement, Drake says, “I feel no need to appease anybody. I feel so confident about the body of work that I just dropped, I know I could go disappear for, whatever, six months, a year, two years – even though I’m not really into the super lengthy disappearances for the sake of mystery. But, you know, ultimately, it’s coming to me in a way that I haven’t experienced maybe since, like, If You’re Reading This, where I feel like I’m on drugs. I feel like I’m in that mental state without doing anything. I did those songs in the last five days. I didn’t have one bar written down for those songs on the night that For All the Dogs dropped. It’s not like I’m picking up from some unfinished shit. You know, this is just happening on its own. And who am I to fight it?”