Just days before the album’s release, Elliott Wilson took to Instagram to share a series of billboards that shed more light on what Drizzy has in store for his next full-length project. The signs were spotted in cities across the United States, revealing which artists would appear on CLB. One was spotted in Chicago, confirming Lil Durk’s contribution; another popped in Los Angeles, teasing Ty Dolla Sign and Giveon’s involvement; and another was seen in the ATL, revealing Young Thug, Future, 21 Savage, and Lil Baby would also make appearances. Yebba and Project Pat got their own billboard in Memphis, while Tems received one in Nigeria. Masego also made the cut for the album. The night of the album release, it was revealed that Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and Kid Cudi are also featured.
However, there was one billboard that left some fans scratching their heads. It was an NYC sign that simply read, “Hey New York, the GOAT is on CLB.” Though it’s safe to assume the “GOAT” in question is Brooklyn native Jay-Z, some wondered if Drake was hinting at a Nas feature, or perhaps one from his frequent collaborator and former Young Money label mate Nicki Minaj.
It was also later teased that Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne might be on the project.
Check out the billboards below.
Fans have been waiting on Drake’s 10th studio album since 2019, when he confirmed he had already started recording the follow-up to 2018’s Scorpion. The effort was delayed several times over the past year, and didn’t receive an official release date until earlier this week. Drake revealed CLB’s drop date along with its polarizing cover art designed by English artist Damien Hirst. The cover features three rows of the pregnant lady emoji in different color combinations.
CLB will hit streaming services this Friday. Keep it locked for more information about the project.