In an unexpected twist of events, the rap sensation Drake has decided to postpone the release of his highly anticipated album, “For All the Dogs,” pushing it back to October 6. What’s causing this delay, you ask? Well, it’s none other than his whirlwind “It’s All a Blur Tour” alongside the renowned 21 Savage. This abrupt change of plans was revealed to the world via an Instagram story posted by the rapper himself, early this morning (our spies at Newsound caught wind of it, of course).
Drake’s dilemma, as he candidly put it, boils down to a tough choice: Should he cancel shows to put the finishing touches on the album, or should he forge ahead with the tour and drop the album just before the final curtain call? It’s a conundrum that has fans on the edge of their seats. In his own words, Drake addressed the issue: “I owe you all these memories we are building, and anywhere we have missed to-date we will be spinning back for sure. For All the Dogs on October 6th. It’s only right…”
Initially scheduled for a September 22 release, “For All the Dogs” would have collided with Doja Cat’s “Scarlet,” featuring the chart-topping hit “Paint the Town Red.” Drake’s track record speaks volumes – his previous three releases, including “Certified Lover Boy,” “Honestly, Nevermind,” and “Her Loss,” all soared to the coveted No. 1 spot. Yet, his reign took a brief hiatus when “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” debuted at No. 2, trailing behind Kenny Chesney’s “Here and Now” in 2020.
In a move that sent shockwaves through the music scene, Drake unveiled his latest single from “For All the Dogs” on September 15 – “Slime You Out,” a tantalizing collaboration with the sensational SZA. What added a pinch of drama to this musical feast was Drake’s teaser featuring a snapshot of Halle Berry getting slimed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Berry later claimed that Drake hadn’t secured her permission to use the image, although he had merely employed it for an Instagram teaser, not as the official single artwork.
Drake’s grand announcement of “For All the Dogs” dates back to June when he dropped his poetry book, “Titles Ruin Everything.” Adorning newspaper ads promoting the book was a QR code leading to a website with a cryptic message: “I made an album to go with the book. They say they miss the old Drake girl, don’t tempt me. FOR ALL THE DOGS.”
Fast forward to August, and Drake unveiled the album’s cover art – a striking portrayal of a white dog with fiery red eyes, artfully crafted by none other than his 5-year-old son, Adonis Graham. The original release date was confirmed earlier this month, building up the anticipation to a fever pitch.
As the final date of their “It’s All a Blur Tour” approaches, Drake and 21 Savage are set to conclude their whirlwind journey on October 7 at the Scotiabank Arena in Drake’s hometown of Toronto.
So, the wait continues for “For All the Dogs,” but with Drake’s track record of delivering musical gems, fans are undoubtedly in for a treat when the album finally drops on October 6. Until then, let the countdown begin! _xD83C__xDFB6__xD83D__xDC36_
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Album Delay
Why did Drake delay the release of “For All the Dogs” album?
Drake decided to delay the release of “For All the Dogs” to October 6 due to his ongoing “It’s All a Blur Tour” with 21 Savage. He faced the dilemma of either canceling shows to finish the album or dropping it before the last tour date.
When was the original release date for “For All the Dogs”?
The album was originally slated for release on September 22, but it got pushed back to October 6.
How has Drake’s previous music performed on the charts?
Drake has an impressive track record with three consecutive No. 1 releases, including “Certified Lover Boy.” However, he briefly broke this streak when “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” debuted at No. 2 in 2020.
Tell me more about Drake’s latest single, “Slime You Out.”
“Slime You Out” is Drake’s latest single from “For All the Dogs,” featuring SZA. Its teaser caused a stir as it included a snapshot of Halle Berry getting slimed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
What’s the story behind the album’s cover art?
The album cover art for “For All the Dogs” features a white dog with red eyes and was drawn by Drake’s 5-year-old son, Adonis Graham.
When will the “It’s All a Blur Tour” conclude?
Drake and 21 Savage will wrap up their “It’s All a Blur Tour” on October 7 at the Scotiabank Arena in Drake’s hometown of Toronto.
More about Album Delay
- Drake’s Instagram
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- [Doja Cat’s “Scarlet”](insert link when available)
- [Halle Berry’s Instagram](insert link when available)
- [Drake’s Poetry Book “Titles Ruin Everything”](insert link when available)
- [Drake’s “Dark Lane Demo Tapes”](insert link when available)
- [Scotiabank Arena](insert link when available)