Drake releases "Views" and opens up about collaborating with Rihanna: 'We're not forcing anything'

After months of excitement, Drake finally released his fourth studio album Views on Apr. 29. The 20-track compilation sees the Toronto native reuniting with his frequent collaborator, friend and rumoured former love Rihanna. The duo continue to capitalize on their musical chemistry in the sultry track "Too Good."

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Drake and Rihanna's new duet comes on the heels of their hit song "Work," which is still climbing the charts. Prior to dropping his album, the rapper sat down with Beats 1 radio on Apple Music to discuss his hit-making partner in crime. "We’re not forcing anything…We have a lot of genuine energy between us,” he admitted, adding, "“It wouldn’t be a record without Rihanna … we do well together as a team.”


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The pair's musical history runs deep. Their first project together was 2010's "What's My Name" off of Rihanna's album Loud. They followed that hit up with 2011's "Take Care."

Drake and Rihanna, here in 2011, have been making hit records togehter for years.

According to the 29-year-old, Views is "based around the change of the seasons in [Toronto]." He adds: '"Realizing that the details and the little things about your upbringing and your culture are actually extremely appealing to the world if you present them ... This album is a blatant display of being proud of where I’m from.”

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