As Craig David makes his musical comeback in 2016, let us not forget that the 'Born To Do It' legend was Drake before Drake was Drake.
40 has given a rare update on how the Toronto rapper's new album is progressing
Drake's long-time producer Noah '40' Shebib has revealed new details about his upcoming album 'Views From The 6'.
In a New York Times profile, Shebib said that 'Views' will be aimed at satisfying a wider audience after last year's rap-focused mixtape 'If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late'.
"After ‘Nothing Was the Same,’ Drake was like, ‘I want to do a rap project'," Shebib said, adding “[that] is a thing we can’t do that much on a Drake album. We have other fans we need to satisfy.”
Shebib also described 'Views' as featuring "a lot of introspection, very vivid. [Drake's] discovering new flows, new cadences, new patterns."
Speaking of the album's production, he added: “I’m trying to find ways to pull more untraditional sounds in, to push the boundaries a little further.”
Shebib has been Drake's closest collaborator, having served as his producer since before the rapper’s 2009 mixtape 'So Far Gone'.