James P. Weaver, IV | Contributing Writer
Despite his alleged girlfriend, professional tennis player Serena Williams taking a loss at the U.S. Open, Drake has seen nothing but wins this year.
With his surprise retail mixtape “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” going platinum, his features and remixes on some of the hottest songs of this summer, his verbal-hounding of Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill in “back to back” songs, and his highly anticipated album releasing today, Drake has solidified himself as the undisputed champion of 2015.
“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” was released digitally on February 13th, 2015. The shocking release debuted and had instant success. It peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and led to the 6 God charting 14 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.
With that accomplishment, he tied a record set by the Beatles that stood unmatched for 51 years. The project sold over one million units denoting it a platinum release.
After Drake took the spring with “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and 14 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, he then took the summer with a remix to My Way by the New Jersey rapper-singer, Fetty Wap—and all he had to do was put his mind to it.
He continued to take the summer by joining forces with the Dirty Sprite rapper, Future, in arguably the hottest song of the summer Where Ya At?
Even with the hits continuously pouring in, the highlight of the summer took place when Meek Mill put his “twitter fingers” to use and called out Drake for “supposedly” using a ghostwriter on several songs—including several of the songs from “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” thus starting a beef.
As the allegations began to pick up and fans began to question Drake’s authenticity as an artist, Drake released a song titled “Charged Up” addressing the situation.
Meek Mill wasted no time to respond to “Charged Up” on Twitter, calling it “Baby lotion soft.” After hip-hop connoisseurs and twitter users waited patiently for a song in response to Drake from Meek Mill, Drake delivered an unexpected punch with “Back to Back” which quickly flooded timelines.
While Drake may be “running through the six with his woes,” he is certainly not running or showing any signs of being intimidated by any rapper.
Not only is he is not intimidated by any rapper, he is not afraid to compete or collaborate with the best.
This was proven true just this past Sunday when he and Future collaborated on a mixtape titled “What a Time to Be Alive.”
At the end of “Back to Back,” Drake reassured his fans that he was getting right back his new, highly anticipated album.
Although the date September 24 was mysteriously posted on the OVO website, no release date has been scheduled for “ Views From the 6”.
Drake, just know, your fans are waiting.