Drake sets trends.
On Friday, the Toronto rapper released his surprise seventh studio album, Honestly, Nevermind, which includes dance and house music. But not everyone was a fan of his new sound, which was a distinct departure from his previous hip-hop-heavy albums.
Social media weighed in with his thoughts, sharing memes and jokes about Drake‘s amazing voice.
“I thought Drake was rapping finna’s ass. He gave us Forever 21, Hot Topic, H&M ass music,” one person tweeted, while another joked, “Drake rocked my hips like a bad bitch.”
I thought Drake was finna rap his ass off. He gave us Forever 21, Hot Topic, H&M ass music 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/EttAvT3i86
— B (@BurnerP28817150) June 17, 2022
this how you gotta listen to this drake album trust me pic.twitter.com/vputGtbuZA
— Zack Fox (@zackfox) June 17, 2022
Drake has apparently heard the feedback and has a message for anyone who isn’t a fan of his new direction. A video appeared on the Internet in which he responded to criticism. According to Drake, he’s right ahead of the curve, and his critics will soon catch his wave.
“If you haven’t understood yet, everything is fine,” he said. “That’s what we’re doing. We’re waiting for you to catch up.”
Drake said: “We’ve already caught it. Let’s move on to the next one.”
Drake worked with producers such as Black Coffee, Gordo, Rampa and Alex Lustig to create his new album.
“It took us about six, seven months to do it, maybe,” he said during the new SiriusXM show “Table for One.” “And it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I really don’t want to explain it too much, I just want to play it because it’s a band of music that I love.”
But for those who don’t like “dance” Drake, they may be happy to know that he’s working on his next project. “A little later, another Scary Watch package is coming,” he said. “I’m going to slap some heads with the Scary Watches package. I love this shit.”
To be honest, Nevermind is breaking new ground and record for Drake. In just one hour, the 14-track album became the largest dance album in Apple Music history, with the most first-day streams worldwide.