Clocking in at approximately an hour and 30 minutes, the 21-track album boasts a stacked list of guest appearances from Lil Baby, Lil Durk, GIVEON, JAY-Z, Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Tems, Project Pat, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Kid Cudi. “A combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking. Executive produced by me, Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noel Cadastre. Dedicated to Nadia Ntuli and Mercedes Morr. RIP,” Drake wrote on Apple Music.
Certified Lover Boy is Drake’s first release since 2018’s Scorpion and arrives after several delays; the record was initially scheduled to drop last summer, was postponed to January, then delayed again as he recovered from a knee surgery he underwent in October 2020.
By early August, Drizzy himself confirmed that the album was finally finished and confirmed its release date following a subtle announcement during his SportsCenter takeover. He also promoted Certified Lover Boy by putting up billboards in places like Atlanta, New York City, Chicago and Nigeria to reveal that their homegrown talents will be joining the album.
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