More than three months after introducing the world to the phrase "For All the Dogs," Drake has finally released the new album. The follow-up to the 2022 releases "Honestly, Nevermind" and "Her Loss" features 23 songs. Guests on the album include Bad Bunny, SZA, J. Cole, Lil Yachty, Chief Keef, 21 Savage, Teezo Touchdown, Yeat, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Notably, the track "Virginia Beach" samples Frank Ocean's "Wiseman."
On the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Pet Shop Boys commented on their surprise to hear Drake singing the chorus of "West End Girls" in the track "All the Parties" on his new album. They mentioned that no credit was given or permission requested.
Producers on the record include BNYX, Boi-1da, Cash Cobain, Justin Raisen, Sadpony, and Southside. Drake is an executive producer alongside Noah "40" Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noel Cadastre. Interestingly, Kevin Durant is listed as doing A&R for the album.
"For All the Dogs" was initially set to release on September 22. However, Drake postponed the album release to October 6 to balance his recording responsibilities with his touring duties. The rapper's son, Adonis Graham, drew the artwork featured on the album's cover. Adonis Graham also raps on the album's track "Daylight."
Before the release of "For All the Dogs," Drake unveiled "Search & Rescue," which isn't on the album's tracklist. Another pre-release track was "Slime You Out," which features SZA. The former track notably samples Kim Kardashian discussing her divorce from Drake's on-again, off-again nemesis, Kanye West.
The longstanding feud between Drake and West reignited in 2021. Drake targeted West in the song "Betrayal." Subsequently, he premiered West's "Life of the Party," a track with some anti-Drake lyrics, before its official release. The two rappers seemed to have settled their differences and even performed together in Los Angeles. However, the following year, West took a jab at Drake once more.