It looks like we’ll hear Drake’s long-delayed album Certified Lover Boy before the year’s end. In a livestreamed interview during battle rap event NOME XI on Saturday, Drake shared that CLB will arrive by the end of summer. “It’s at the end of the summer,” said the interviewer, referring to the Summer Madness 11 battle between Murda Mook and Reed Dollaz. Drake replied, “Yeah, I’ll be there. My album will be out by then.”
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CLB was originally slated for release in January, but the album was postponed due to a number of reasons, including his physical health. “I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery,” Drake wrote on his IG story. “I’m blessed to be back on my feet feeling great and focused on the album, but CLB won’t be dropping in January. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all in 2021.”
While Drizzy hasn’t dropped an official album in three years, he’s still served up new music for fans. Back in June 2019, he dropped off a two-song EP called the Best in the World Pack. The next year, he unloaded Dark Lane Demo Tapes, a mixtape filled with tracks that didn’t make the cut for his new album. Then, this past March, he dropped Scary Hours 2, a three-song EP with features from Rick Ross and Lil Baby.