Anyone who knows me personally knows how easy today’s FTOD choice is for me as I am a loud and proud Drizzy fan. I started this blog after More Life dropped, which is why I haven’t featured my favourite artist yet but the day is finally here. DJ Khaled has teased the 3rd official single featuring Drake off his Grateful album on his Snapchat & Instagram throughout 2017 and he finally announced the release date for the record this past Friday. The record samples T2’s 2007 UK hit ‘Heartbroken’ featuring Jodie and sees Drake continue his love affair with sampling British hits of the previous decade, which initially started with the mega hit One Dance, which sampled ‘Do You Mind’ by Crazy Cousins & Kyla.
The initial reaction to the record has been mixed so far but I’m sure this song will be one of the songs of the summer. It’s always refreshing to see Drake expand his sound plus a lot of people had the exact same initial lukewarm reaction when both ‘Started From The Bottom’ and ‘One Dance’ were initially released, so I expect a similar trajectory with ‘To The Max’. DJ Khaled also released the cover to his 10th studio album Grateful and announced the release date for June 23rd. We know the album will feature I’m The One, which peaked at no.1 on the Official UK Charts, Shining featuring Jay-Z & Beyonce and To The Max, which has ramped up excitement for the LP as nobody brings together A-list musicians on a song as effectively as Khaled does. Peep the album artwork & listen to the fire tune below