Drake—what’s likely on in that coronary heart-bedecked intellect of his? He’s been in the studio planning his sixth studio LP, Licensed Lover Boy, which he’s been teasing considering the fact that last drop and was originally scheduled to fall in January. Final Friday, he finally disclosed on Seem 42’s “Fri Yiy” radio demonstrate that the “album’s cooked” and he’s searching forward to providing its sounds to our ears. In the meantime, the Six God’s been dropping a great deal of clues as to how his new era may appear. Let us examine some of the model tea leaves.
A lot more than most, Drake is deeply attuned to the electric power of virality, and the variety of outfit that could possibly precipitate a meme’d moment—which, much more over than not, may contain him putting on an oversized sweater. At any time given that his homerun “Hotline Bling” minute thanks in no modest element to a unique slouchy Acne breakouts turtleneck, Drake is nicely conscious that a cozy in good shape is a surefire way to get the internet to eliminate its collective mind. He’s been retaining up his luxe knitwear video game at any time given that, and if his most current viral sweater selfie is any sign, Drake is organized to maintain exhibiting us his softer facet.
Back in Oct 2020, Drake dropped his Accredited Lover Boy collab with Nike, finally granting the public a probability to cop the exceptionally amazing pink coronary heart-quilted jacket he wore in the solution-tastic “Laugh Now, Cry Later” movie he’d dropped nearly 3 months earlier. Other solutions in the line are decked out with roses and ski-mask-sporting Cupids (hmm… appealing). Surely, we’ll be looking at extra CLB Nike merch on the way. Hey, a for a longer time album direct-up implies prolonged opportunities for commerce!
And the rumor mill is heating up with converse Drizzy’s as-however-unreleased NOCTA x Nike sneaker, considered to be called the Sizzling Action Air Terra. (NOCTA is the identify of Drake’s sub-label model partnership with Nike, named for his observed nocturnal artistic approach.)
As noticed on his Instagram and also in the “Laugh Now, Cry Later” online video, which was filmed partially at Nike HQ, he’s been wearing the sneakers close to for a although. Its toothed sole assures us that this lover boy’s nevertheless acquired a chunk. And speaking of…
Just about every Qualified Lover Boy requirements to get all-around, and desires a little something to use while touring: behold the Drake x Chrome Hearts Rolls Royce, a 1-of-just one vehicle that includes cross-embossed leather seats and rims engraved with the text “Fuck You.” Drake’s been loving on Chrome Hearts lately, so obviously the custom job arrived with its personal accompanying confined-launch merch fall. What can we say? Drake contains multitudes.