The heavens have parted and a new Drake track has landed in our laps.
On Friday (Aug. 14) Drake dropped his latest single, “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Chicago-native, Lil Durk. The new single was expected to release the end of this week with a feature from Bruno Mars, but Drizzy had other plans.
The new single finds Drizzy rapping over a subdued Cardo and G. Ry-produced track. “Tired of beefin’ you bums, you can’t even pay me enough to react/Been wakin’ up in the crib but sometimes I don’t even know where I’m at,” he rhymes. “Please don’t play that nigga songs at this party, I can’t even listen to that/Anytime that I ran into somebody it must be a victory lap, aye.”
Durkio comes through on verse No. 2. “I’m like the DaBaby, I’m not just a rapper, you play with me you will get stretched, ooh-oh/Ran dracs in the hood, surround Drake around dracs/Even though I got a case, I’ma do what it take,” he raps.
The singe was accompanied by a video that has Drizzy trying to show off his athleticism with cameos from Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant Marshawn Lynch and more.
The 6ix God teased the new release early Thursday morning (Aug. 13), sharing an image of him on a jet ski with a caption that read, “TMRW MIDNIGHT.” The footage Drake shared lacked any audio, making it hard to discern if Drizzy planned to drop a new single or his highly anticipated album.
While the new single has yet to be confirmed to be part of a larger project for fans of the Toronto rapper, 6 God fans are waiting for the rapper’s sixth studio album expected to drop this summer. Following the release of Dark Lane Demo Tapes, Drake announced his new student album would be dropping this summer.
“Also, my 6th STUDIO ALBUM DROPPING SUMMER 2020!!! Lucky number 6. Soon fwd,” he wrote in an Instagram post. Seeing as how the summer is almost over, there is no telling if “Laugh Now Cry Later” is leading to something more, but we are all hoping so.
Drizzy previously offered some insight on the new album, saying it will be more concise than his previous LP, Scorpion. “So, last album, I went high volume. It did two sides, 20-something songs, which is a lot of songs. This album, I’ll probably make it a more realistic offering, something more concise,” he revealed. “Anywhere, whatever you want, it can be 10, 11, 16. I also do a lot of different types of music so it’s tough to make it like a seven-song album or something like that. Yea, I’m having a lot of fun right now making music.”
Listen to “Laugh Now, Cry Later” by Drake featuring Lil Durk below.
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