While the internet seems to have split into the album by surprise, J. Cole has made it clear that he is a fan of Drake‘s recent work.
In an Instagram Story, the Dreamville rapper honestly said he gave Nevermind high praise.
“Man. This album is outstanding. “Point blank,” Cole wrote a screenshot of “Liability,” one of the album’s 14 tracks.
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However, not everyone liked Drake‘s new album. Fans flooded social media with comments about the dance-inspired and home-inspired project, which includes productions by Black Coffee, Gordo, Rampa and Alex Lustig.
“I thought Drake was rapping finna’s ass. He gave us Forever 21, Hot Topic, H&M ass music,” one person tweeted, while another added, “Drake rocked my hips like a bad bitch.”
But Drake wasn’t bothered by the criticism. He responded by suggesting that he had set trends and that the rest would eventually catch up.
“If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s all good,” he said in a video that surfaced online. “That’s what we’re doing. We’re waiting for you to catch up.”
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Drake’s seventh studio album was released on Friday, just hours after the surprise announcement. Within an hour, it broke the record for the largest dance album in Apple Music history, with the most first-day streams worldwide.
“Maybe it took us about six, seven months to do it,” Drake 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.”