Drake Announces ‘Scorpion’ Album, Stages Degrassi Reunion In “I’m Upset” Video
After releasing a mixtape and an EP, Drake is finally ready to followup 2016’s mega-selling Views album. The rapper, who has been embroiled in a bitter beef with Pusha T, announced Scorpion on Instagram last night. The much-anticipated opus has a simple, black-and-white cover and drops June 29. He hasn’t revealed the tracklist yet, but it’s a fairly safe bet that 2018 chart-topper “Nice For What” will make the cut. Current single, “I’m Upset,” is also destined to be there, particularly given the elaborate video.
Drake confirmed his mastery of promotion by reuniting the cast of Degrassi (he got his big break on the show) for his “I’m Upset” visual. They all come together for a school reunion and shenanigans ensue. There’s dancing in the corridors, projectile vomiting and a fire that threatens to burn the school down. Like everything the Canadian superstar touches, the song and video are destined to be huge. The same applies to Scorpion, which is already a frontrunner to be the year’s highest-selling album.