Views

Album: Views (2016)
Charted: 86
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Songfacts®:

  • Drake shares some of the things here that have happened to him on his road to success, including dropping out of school right before graduation and working at Jaydees Connections, a former clothing store in Toronto. He also expresses his wish to keep his friends close and his enemies at a distance.
  • The song starts with a joyful sample of the Detroit gospel group The Winans 1984 tune "The Question Is." Drake's producers 40, Boi-1da and Cubeatz previously borrowed from the same track's outro for the beat of the rapper's promotional single "Summer Sixteen."
  • The song is the title track of Drake's fourth studio album. Its name is a reference to Toronto's CN Tower, which features on the cover.
  • The album was originally going to be titled "Views From The Six." Drake told Zane Lowe why he changed the record's name: "I think the announcement was more than just the album title it was a shift in the city [Toronto] – we saw an opening there. The name took on a life of its own."

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