Drake Drops Surprise Single, ‘Summer Sixteen,’ in a Seeming Attempt to Win This Summer in January

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The summer of 2015 went by without an official song, and Drake seems to have made it his duty to rectify things. The perpetually emotional Canadian put down a quick and early claim for this summer's title today by releasing "Summer Sixteen" on his OVO Sound Radio show. The bold single, off of Views From the 6, includes Drake's claims about rising out of the shadows of Jay-Z and Kanye West, and his vivid descriptions of his real estate property in L.A. (It has a nice pool). On the show, Drake also confirmed rumors that Views From the 6 will drop in April, when it will be a different season than it is now, though that season isn't summer either.

"Summer Sixteen" is streaming on Apple Music and available for download on iTunes.