During the wee hours of the morning (Oct. 5), Drake posted a six-minute video on Instagram titled “8 AM in Charlotte.”
For 6 God enthusiasts, this latest release is a callback to Drake’s revered “AM to PM” series. Dating back to its first entry back in 2010, “9 AM in Dallas,” over the years, Drake has feasted on instrumentals and delivered no-hook records, flexing his muscles and voicing his frustrations — often with specific (and much buzzed-about) targets in mind. Though these songs have been few and far between, and often not officially released to streaming services (at least not at first), they serve as blockbuster moments in Drake’s catalog and are ranked very high among his best moments by longtime fans.
While some of his timestamp records would eventually find their way onto projects a la “6 PM in New York” or “7 AM in Bridle Path,” others would fall unexpectedly from the sky and cause immense impact upon arrival. In this case, “8 AM in Charlotte” comes on the eve of his upcoming album For All the Dogs — which is supposed to finally be dropping at midnight tonight, after several false starts and delays, and while Drake in in the midst of wrapping up the final dates his It’s All a Blur Tour alongside Her Loss partner 21 Savage.
Bellow, Billboard ranks all six songs in Drake’s “AM to PM” series below.
Disclaimer: Though some fans consider “Do Not Disturb” as “7 AM in Germany” we didn’t include it, simply because it’s not the official name of the song.
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