Ahead of his highly anticipated solo album For All the Dogs, Drake dropped a new track and its visuals, with the latter including an appearance fans can’t get over.
According to Complex, the rapper returned to his timestamp series with “8AM in Charlotte” and surprised fans with a video for the new song. The clip opens with the 36-year-old asking his 5-year-old son, Adonis, about “your beautiful piece of artwork” he sold to him. The artwork, used as the album cover for Drake’s upcoming eighth album, includes a creature with four legs.
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Adonis explains the creature is a goat running away from monsters, and a burning flower is blocking his path. He makes sure to mention the goat’s name, Daddy Goat.
“That makes perfect sense to me,” the rapper responded.
Drake then asked Adonis if he wanted to share how much money he made from their art deal.
“Oh please,” he said sarcastically, prompting a chuckle from the Scary Hours emcee.
The clip then cuts to Drake walking through a series of spotlights as “8AM Charlotte” plays in the background. He’s shown reflecting on his weight while on a “moral scale,” surrounded by people (including Adonis) wearing black shirts that read “Hate Survivor.”
In the song, Drake references, both directly and through metaphor, Jordan Peele, Lauryn Hill, 21 Savage, Oliver el-Khatib, Shania Twain, T.D. Jakes and more.
The new song comes days before For All the Dogs on Friday. As it stands, “8AM in Charlotte” is only available on social media and has not been made available on streamers like Apple Music or Spotify.
Drake and 21 Savage are on the It’s All a Blur Tour, which concludes on Monday.