After a year of anticipation, Drake finally released his fourth official studio album - Views. After releasing two platinum commercial mixtapes in 2015 (If You're Reading This It's Too Late & What A Time To Be Alive), he still managed to pull together 20 legitimate songs for us on this new album.
This project holds a variety of vibes on it; it is clear that Drake is making more music for the pop genre with songs like, "Controlla", "One Dance" and "With You" feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR. However, this double-edge sword also contains songs that foster subtle punch lines and clever bars for the hip-hop ear. A few songs on the album that you can find nice word play in are "Weston Road Flows", "Hype", "Still Here" and "Child's Play".
Although there are a total of 20+ producers on this album, most of the production on the album comes from his main producer, Noah "40" Shebib. Most of the other production done on the album comes from Canadian producers, Nineteen85 (who has worked with R.Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Majid Jordan and Juicy J), and Boi-1da (who has worked with Eminem, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar).
Views is an album where Drake further proves that he has perfected the filtered, hard-hitting, and soft sound creeping into hip-hop today. Although this is not his most creative album, this is the most universal album that he has produced. A few favorites on the album are "Keep the Family Close", "Feel No Ways" and "Still Here".