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Drake’s Tour Merch Is Incredible & Also His Album Is Out

Drake Hotline Bling

We’ve always wondered how much creative control artists have over their merch, do they oversee the entire process from the ground up, or do they outsource? There is, however, zero doubt in my mind that Drake is in charge of his own merch, as shown through his VIP ticket incentives for his recently announced Summer Sixteen tour throughout North America.

The announced line-up of merch is fairly remarkable. The highest tier package, the ‘6 God Meet And Greet’, offers fans:

  • One (1) 6 God Candle
  • One (1) 6 God Incense Holder
  • One (1) 6 God Custom Disposable Camera
  • One (1) 6 God Frame
  • One (1) 6 God Foam Hand
  • Set of Summer Sixteen Pins
  • Set of Summer Sixteen Patches
  • Summer Sixteen Car Freshener
  • Summer Sixteen “Floaty Pen”
  • Summer Sixteen Bag

As well as a ticket and a “professionally taken photo with Drake”, of course.

We should note that it doesn’t mention anywhere just what a “floaty pen” is or what scent the air freshener is, but for the bargain price $1000US, you’ll have to just trust Drake on this. Before anyone starts complaining, a percentage of all sales goes to support The Remix Project, a charity supporting the creative careers of disadvantaged youths.

What tour-partner Future lacks in pens and incense holders in his Meet & Greet package, he makes up for it in clothing items by having:

  • Future World Tour Shirt
  • Custom Freebandz Hat
  • Custom Future Socks
  • Freebandz Bandana
  • Limited Edition Freebandz Pin Set
  • Freebandz Double Cup

Obviously, we want this all.

Drake’s new album ‘Views’ has been released for streaming on Apple Music and is available to download from iTunes HERE. For those without Apple products I’m sure if you look hard enough there is probably someone offering an illicit download on Twitter.