Drake, the chart-topping Canadian rapper and songwriter, has sent waves of excitement through the music world by revealing the release date for his highly anticipated eighth studio album, titled “For All the Dogs.” Fans can mark their calendars for September 22, the day when Drake’s latest musical offering is set to drop.
The announcement came directly from Drake himself, who took to his Instagram account to share the exciting news. In a video posted on Wednesday evening, the rapper featured his father, Dennis Graham, alongside the release date reveal. This album release follows weeks of tantalizing teasers from Drake, building up anticipation among his loyal fanbase.
Drake’s upcoming LP serves as the follow-up to his collaboration with 21 Savage on “Her Loss.” Coincidentally, both Drake and 21 Savage are currently embarking on a co-headlining tour across the United States, adding to the excitement surrounding the album’s release.
Back in June, Drake first hinted at the project’s existence as part of a promotional campaign for his poetry book, “Titles Ruin Everything.” In his announcement post, he expressed his desire for people to support this project, stating, “I don’t know if I have ever wanted people to buy or support something more in my life.” The post also included a link where the album’s impending arrival was first revealed, with Drake playfully teasing, “They say they miss the old Drake girl, don’t tempt me.”
In the lead-up to the album, Drake sparked curiosity by appearing in New York City wearing dog masks, hinting at the inclusion of a feature from Nicki Minaj during his Detroit tour stop on July 8. Additionally, he unveiled the album’s cover art on Instagram on August 21, which was created by his son, Adonis.
Drake and Nicki Minaj, longtime collaborators and members of the Young Money collective, last joined forces on Minaj’s 2021 track “Seeing Green,” featuring Lil Wayne.
Drake has been on a remarkable streak of releasing solo full-length albums annually for the past three years. “For All the Dogs” follows his 2022 release, “Honestly, Nevermind,” and his 2021 chart-topper “Certified Lover Boy.” Both of these albums garnered impressive streaming numbers and dominated the Billboard albums chart.
Drake’s work ethic and commitment to consistently delivering new music to his fans have become a hallmark of his career. During his Apollo concert earlier this year, he hinted at the possibility of yet another album, stating that he might release one simply because he “might get bored and make another one.”
His dedication to his craft was further emphasized during the opening night of his tour when he expressed his preference for staying active musically rather than taking extended breaks like some artists. Drake told fans, “I don’t know about these guys that go away for three, four, five years, [and] wanna chill out and all that shit. That’s not me.”
As the release date for “For All the Dogs” approaches, fans can anticipate another chapter in Drake’s musical journey, filled with his signature style, lyrical prowess, and perhaps some exciting surprises. In the meantime, fans can catch Drake on tour with 21 Savage through early October, with a grand finale of two back-to-back dates in his hometown of Toronto.