Drake sets the trends.
The Toronto rapper surprisingly released his seventh studio album on Friday Honestly forget it with dance and house music. But not everyone was a fan of his new sound, which marked a marked departure from his previous hip-hop-heavy albums.
Social media chimed in with their thoughts, sharing memes and jokes about Drake’s surprising sound.
“I thought Drake was finally going to rip his ass off. He gave us Forever 21, Hot Topic, H&M ass music,” one person tweeted, while another joked, “Drake made my hips swing like a bad bitch.”
Drake made my hips sway like a bad bitch
— Corn ⚕ (@luhblix) June 17, 2022
They say Drake making oontz oontz music??????
— HOOD VOGUE is fed up with poverty (@keyon) June 17, 2022
Drake has apparently heard the feedback and has a message for those who aren’t fans of his new direction. A video has appeared online in which he reacts to the criticism. Drake says he’s ahead of the curve and his detractors will soon catch up with him.
“It’s all good if you haven’t got it yet,” he said. “That’s what we’re doing. We’re waiting for you to catch up.”
Drake added: “We’ve already caught up. On to the next one.”
Drake worked with producers like Black Coffee, Gordo, Rampa and Alex Lustig to create his new album, which was a labor of love. “It took us about six, seven months to do it,” he said during his new SiriusXM show, Table for One. “And something I’ve always wanted to do. I don’t really want to over explain it, I just want to play it because it’s just a bunch of music that I love.”
But for those who don’t like “dancing” Drake, they might be happy to know that he’s working on his next project. “I have another one spooky hours Pack is coming too, shortly,” he said. “I’m going to cut off some heads with it spooky hours Pack. I love that shit.”
Honestly forget it breaks new ground and records for Drake. In just one hour, the 14-track album became the biggest dance album in Apple Music history, with the most first-day streams in the world.