Drake Is Trying To Get People To Call Toronto “The 6” For Some Reason

Because he can do that?

1. If you haven’t heard, on Tuesday, Drake announced that his new album will be called Views From The 6.

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2. Billboard was like: “It’s not entirely clear what ‘The 6’ is, though a recent online hoax would suggest it’s a reference to his hometown.”


3. Fans were confused too.

6. Until people started putting together two-and-two and six-and-six together…

7. …and realized Drake is lowkey trying to rebrand his home city.

8. Turns out, some young people have been calling Toronto “The 6” for awhile. Like this one rapper, Jimmy Johnson:

Greatest City In The World #The6

— Jimmy Prime (@Jimmyfromthe6)

9. But now that Drake’s involved, Toronto’s on the brink of an identity crisis. All the kids are behind the new name:

Drake's next album is called Views From The 6. Cooooool. Toronto love.

— Aleaf Apdunloh (@aleafapdunloh)

Views from the 6 finna be dope omfgggg. Drake doing it for Toronto and its area codes. #drakeseason

— Bo (@Bojinglesss)

Drake naming his next album Views From The 6. I love this guy. #Toronto #the6

— Sunny (@ZeGryphon)

12. Old heads who remember Toronto as “Tdot” are weary:

Why is Toronto nicknamed "the 6" all of a sudden?

— Candice A. (@Candice_a10)

why is toronto called the 6 wth is this

— gyaltsen (@gy4ltsen)

Why not "The 4" then? RT @desusnice: RT @TrillBasil: @desusnice I'm from Toronto. We call it "The 6" cause the two area codes are 416 & 647

— Over It Martell (@Michael_Aaron)

15. Onlookers are like, “LOL.”

"The 6 is the nickname for toronto" - no one

— Desus (@desusnice)

The 6 is not Toronto Idc what Drake say

— Coze Q (@WHOISGQ)

"I'm from Toronto and we call it the 6" - No. No we don't.

— Russell Westbroke (@LudeyLu)

18. Meanwhile in Canada, “the average non-Drake fan likely has no idea this is even happening,” said Rawiya Kameir, a Toronto-based writer.


19. Ever propelled by a feeling that his influence might not be fully acknowledged, Drake is really trying to make “The 6” happen. Toronto, are you with him?

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