Drake plans 2 new songs to mark Toronto Raptors’ NBA championship

Toronto Raptors superfan Drake says he’s releasing two new songs today to mark the NBA team’s historic championship win.

The rapper took to his Instagram account shortly after their Game 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors to reveal new album art, which features the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

Drake, who is the basketball team’s global ambassador, says the songs will be called Omerta and Money In the Grave, featuring Mississippi rapper Rick Ross.

Drake was in Toronto’s Jurassic Park, the fan zone outside the team’s downtown arena, to watch a live feed of Game 6 from Oakland, Calif., with his friends, Toronto Mayor John Tory and a crowd of thousands.

After the game, he jumped on Instagram Live, wearing a Toronto Raptors championship hat, to explain why he hasn’t gone to Oakland to cheer on his team at the games there.

He said NBA organizers asked him “kindly not to attend for safety reasons and I obliged because I have respect for the league.”

“Two songs dropping tomorrow, a championship to the city of Toronto for the first time ever — congrats,” he added.

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