Drake is set to release his fourth studio album Views From The 6 in April 2016 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The deadline for Drake's new album Views From The 6 is fast approaching and the rapper is seemingly putting the final touches down. In a number of cryptic posts on social media, the Hotline Bling Canadian dropped hints that his fourth studio album is close to completion and now speculation is rife as to what fans can expect from the hotly anticipated collection.

Alongside the caption "Home Stretch", Drake, 29, shared a series of photos on Instagram including one that features his long-time producer Noah "40" Shebib buying bedding and a mattress from Bed, Bath And Beyond, suggesting he is in for a good night's sleep after finishing work on the album, while another image shows him performing.

Following his performance at the Brit Awards 2016 alongside Rihanna Drake has remained in London, where it is believed he is putting the finishing touches to Views From The 6. During his time in the capital, Drake announced that he had signed to Boy Better Know, the grime label founded by MC Skepta. Fans are now speculating that with Drake still working on the album, there is a good chance he could cement his affiliation with BBK by collaborating with Skepta or another artist from the label, such as JME.

Drake signed to Skepta's grime record label Boy Better Know in February 2016 Getty

An official release date for Views From The 6 is yet to be announced but the record is expected sometime in April. Various posters appear to advertise the date as 2 April with the album rumoured to be played on OVO Radio, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Views From The 6 will follow on from Drake's first three LPs: Thank Me Later, Take Care and Nothing Was The Same, all of which topped the Billboard 200 chart. While recording his fourth album, Drake released two mixtapes in 2015: If You're Reading This It's Too Late and What A Time To Be Alive, a collaboration with producer and rapper Future.

In the midst of his personal project, Drake has been busy making movements with his own record label October's Very Own (OVO), with reports the rapper has signed r'n'b artist dvsn to the rosta. Music producer Shebib shared the news via Instagram, mentioning dvsn alongside a photo of the division symbol.