The former Forest Hill resident is calling his next album "Views From The 6," Billboard Magazine has reported. There is online speculation the 6 refers to the 416, Toronto's area code. Other rumours are that it could also refer to the newer 647 area code as well.
Drake has a tattoo of '416' and has mentioned it in his song lyrics. Around April Fool's, fake photos of 'The 6' billboards around Toronto circulated online — a hoax purported to come from Drake himself.
Either way, Toronto's nicknames have a history of gaining prominence in rap songs. The T-Dot, for instance, which references T.O., was made famous by rappers like Kardinal Offishall and the Rascalz.
If the 6 does refer to Toronto, the 27-year-old rapper will have a chance to popularize it at his annual Toronto hip hop festival, OVOFest, at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.
The already sold-out concert takes place on Aug. 3 and 4 with headlining sets from Outkast and Drake himself. It usually includes a host of special guests, such as Kanye West and Lil Wayne in past years.
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