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Drake Has New Music ‘On The Way’ Amid Kendrick Lamar Feud, Says DJ Akademiks

"Drake new music otw. and it's fye… trust."

Drake performs onstage during the Final Stop of 'Aubrey & The three Amigos Tour' at State Farm Arena on Nov. 18, 2018, in Atlanta.

Drake performs onstage during the Final Stop of 'Aubrey & The three Amigos Tour' at State Farm Arena on Nov. 18, 2018, in Atlanta.

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Drake fans, get ready: DJ Akademiks has revealed that new music from the Canadian superstar is on the way.

The news comes in the wake of Drake’s highly publicized feud with Kendrick Lamar, which has dominated the hip-hop world for months.

On Monday (July 8), Akademiks took to social media to rally behind Drake, addressing those who doubted the rapper’s staying power.

“All u n—– who been acting like Drake finished… bookmark this tweet for 6 months from now,” he declared. “We don’t want u n—– no where near us… Remember that.”

He added, “And yes… enjoy all the other noise and bs… Drake new music otw. and it’s fye… trust.”


Akademiks, one of Drake’s most loyal supporters, has remained steadfast in his defense of the “Hotline Bling” hitmaker throughout his ongoing beef with K.Dot.

During a May appearance on the Flagrant podcast, Akademiks argued that Drake came out on top in the conflict, highlighting the different expectations placed on the two artists.

“The rules aren’t the same for both artists… Drake has never ducked a battle. He’s always been there,” he explained.

The anticipation for new Drake music has been building, especially after his longtime producer, Gordo, hinted at a summer release. In an Instagram post featuring a photo with Drake, Gordo teased, “You guys ready for summer 2024…”

Drake’s latest chart-topping success was with his track “First Person Shooter” featuring J. Cole, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 17, 2023.

This marked Drake’s 13th No. 1 hit, tying him with Michael Jackson for the most No. 1 singles by a solo male artist. “First Person Shooter” is from his latest album, For All the Dogs, which has already produced several other top 10 hits.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.


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Legendary Jamaican Artist Buju Banton Coming To Toronto On North American Arena Tour

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