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Drake Drops New Album Certified Lover Boy: Stream

Featuring JAY-Z, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, and more

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Drake, photo courtesy of artist
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    After months of hype, Drake has finally unveiled his new album, Certified Lover Boy, via OVO/Republic Records.

    Certified Lover Boy is the superstar’s first full-length studio set since his 2018 double album Scorpion. It was preceded by his March EP, Scary Hours 2, and last year’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape. He dropped the Lil Durk-assisted “Laugh Now Cry Later” as an album teaser more than a year ago.

    While CLB was originally meant to follow closely behind the lead single, it was delayed twice: First, it was pushed to this past January, and then again due to Drake’s recovery from surgery on his ACL.

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    The project features collaborations with JAY-Z, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Future, Young Thug, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, and more. Additionally, Nicki Minaj makes a spoken word cameo, and the album opens with a sample of The Beatles’ “Michelle.”

    Certified Lover Boy also inexplicitly includes a songwriting credit from R Kelly on the song “TSU.” Kelly, of course, is amidst a federal trial for sex crimes allegedly committed against both underaged girls and boys. At the moment, it’s not clear whether Drake interpolated one of R Kelly’s old songs, or included newly penned lyrics from the disgraced singer. Either way, it’s a bad look.

    Drake teased all of these guest appearances (sans R Kelly, of course) with a series of billboards in the artists’ hometowns. Meanwhile, the album’s emoji-fied cover art — designed by British conceptual artist Damien Hirst — was roundly slammed when it hit the internet earlier this week.

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    Drake’s new album arrives in the midst of his ever-escalating feud with Kanye West, and just days after his nemesis finally dropped his own much-delayed album Donda. Last week, a few of the “God’s Plan” rapper’s fans vandalized ‘Ye’s childhood home in South Chicago with signs taunting CLB’s looming release date, which Drake confirmed on SportsCenter for some inexplicable reason.

    Certified Lover Boy Artwork:

    drake certified lover boy cover art

    Certified Lover Boy Tracklist:
    01. Champagne Poetry
    02. Papi’s Home
    03. Girls Want Girls (feat. Lil Baby)
    04. In The Bible (feat. Lil Durk & Giveon)
    05. Love All (feat. JAY-Z)
    06. Fair Trade (feat. Travis Scott)
    07. Way 2 Sexy (feat. Future & Young Thug)
    08. TSU
    09. N 2 Deep (feat. Future)
    10. Pipe Down
    11. Yebba’s Heartbreak
    12. No Friends In The Industry
    13. Knife Talk (feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat)
    14. 7 AM On Bridle Path
    15. Race My Mind
    16. Fountains (feat. Tems)
    17. Get Along Better (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
    18. You Only Live Twice (feat. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross)
    19. IMY2 (feat. Kid Cudi)
    20. Fucking Fans
    21. The Remorse

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