Scary Hours are upon us once again.
Overnight, Drake announced the impending arrival of the third entry in his Scary Hours series, marking the latest surprise announcement from the 6 god following prior public pondering of the take-a-little-time-off variety. In fact, the teaser for Scary Hours 3 sees Drake addressing this directly, all while revealing that his current creative output, for him, feels similar to the way he was working during the If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late period.
We last saw Drake in Scary Hours mode in 2021, resulting in a three-song EP featuring appearances by Lil Baby and Rick Ross. The series began three years earlier with the original Scary Hours, which included the debut of the eventual Scorpion inclusion "God's Plan."
Scary Hours 3 arrives on the heels of For All the Dogs, Drake’s eighth album. Thanks to the Hot 100 No. 1 debut of Dogs track “First Person Shooter,” featuring J. Cole, Drake tied a long-held chart record from the late Michael Jackson. Next month, Drake and Cole will hit the road with their It's All a Blur Tour: Big as the What? experience.
All that to say, the Scary Hours 3 announcement and teaser video took many fans by surprise. See a selection of pre-release commentary below.