He may have presented the project as a mixtape, but this week has seen the confirmation of news that Drake‘s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ isn’t a mixtape at all…it’s an album.
The 17-track mixtape/album arrived just hours after the 28-year-old rapper debuted a short film called Jungle, which featured Drake roaming his hometown of Toronto.
The project came as a surprise because fans had anticipated a free mixtape soon instead of a paid album. A previously announced album, Views from the 6, is expected to drop sometime this year unless it was retitled as “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”.
DatPiff’s Kyle Reilly revealed:
“Originally we were in talks to release it for free…and have DJ Drama host and even make it an official Gangsta Grillz…however the label was not in favour of that and they struck an agreement to release the project the retail route and it would count towards one of his albums. It was a mutual decision since he wanted to give it away. Cash Money said, ‘Hell no,’ not in those words, so they ‘agreed’ to do it this way as a middle ground and it would count towards his Cash Money deal album total. The label had zero input or creative control over IT.”
The album features guest appearances by Lil’ Wayne, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Travi$ Scott… Download link below.
3. 10 Bands
4. Know Yourself
5. No Tellin'
7. 6 God
9. Preach (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
10. Wednesday Night Interlude (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
11. Used To (Feat. Lil Wayne)
12. 6 Man
13. Now And Forever
14. Company (Feat. Travi$ Scott)
15. You & The 6
17. 6PM In New York - Bonus Track
18. Thank You Letter