An ominous but non-threatening Drake billboard has appeared in Drizzy's hometown of Toronto, and it could mean that Views From The 6 will be here in time for the holiday season. The billboard has a black background with the 6 god prayer hands in white with the text: "The 6 Is Watching." Drake Instagrammed a picture of the sign with the caption, "Be Home Soon." That can only mean one thing, right? Views From The 6 will be here before the year is over, and hopefully in time for the holidays so you can gift it to your loved ones while wearing some cozy, Drake-style turtlenecks.
The 29-year-old has had a busy 2015, dropping If You're Reading This It's Too Late as a surprise in February and then doing another drop in September with What A Time To Be Alive, his collab mixtape with rapper Future. Then there was the beef with Meek Mill, and of course, the phenomenal "Hotline Bling" video. But that doesn't mean that Drizzy fans aren't still thirsty for Views From The 6. There's only so many times we can watch the "Hotline Bling" video and pine! But Drake's Instagram caption "be home soon" really sets it off. Drake is dedicating his new album to his hometown of Toronto, and that must mean that it's well on its way. It won't be long now, right?
Drake was too busy on Halloween to dress up, since he was working in the studio, and now this billboard pops up just a few days later. That can't be a coincidence! And, as Pitchfork points out, this isn't the first time that Drake has used a billboard to promote a forthcoming album. In 2011, Drizzy pissed off his hometown officials with billboards for his album Take Care, because that signage resembled too closely the actual, official city billboards.
While it's, as yet, unclear if Drake actually purchased this billboard himself, the rapper loves his hometown, and this album is dedicated to the 6. In a recent interview with Fader, Drake revealed just how much Toronto has influenced his music, from staying local while working on Views From The 6 to using slang as a nod to the city's Somali population, this album is a love letter to his hometown.
So clearly, there's nothing this billboard can mean besides the fact that Views From The 6 will be available to stuff your stockings, or just get you through the lonely holiday season Drake-style, if you're like me. I'm sure that it's also a sign for his mama that he'll "be home soon," but honestly, Drake, sometimes a text will do.