The artist took to Instagram on Friday to announce that his book labeled, “TITLES RUIN EVERYTHING A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS BY KENZA SAMIR & AUBREY GRAHAM,” is set to release on Saturday via his merchandise site drakerelated.com and other select retailers. The poetry book is in collaboration with frequent songwriting partner Kenza Samir.
“I don’t know if I have ever wanted people to buy or support something more in my life,” Drake wrote in his post alongside a photo of a blue book covered in title text from the back to the front cover.
Drake teased the project last summer during the debut episode his radio show Table For One, which premiered before the release of his seventh studio album, Honestly, Nevermind. “Thank you to everybody who helped me with this. Shout-out to Kenza. Kenza, I love you. I want to send you some love,” he said at the time. “Me and Kenza have a book coming out this year — we have a book coming out this year, a poetry book.” Drake has worked with the Toronto poet on several works including his 2015 solo mixtape If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late.
Drake recently appeared on the season finale of Dave, a celebrity-packed episode that included Brad Pitt and Rachel McAdams. The Canadian rapper also featured on Afroswing track “Who Told You” with J Hus earlier this month, and dropped “Search & Rescue” and joined Popcaan on “We Caa Done” earlier this year.
The upcoming BET Awards on June 25 listed Drake among the artists with the most nominations including Glorilla, Lizzo, and 21 Savage. Drake’s seven nominations include Album of the Year, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, and Viewer’s Choice Award, among others, and he shares several of them with 21 Savage.