Stream Drake & Future’s Collaborative Mixtape, “What A Time To Be Alive”

And it’s not the first time the pair have worked together.


“Man, what a time to be alive”, each rapper says separately on “Big Rings”.

Much like “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”, “What a Time to be Alive” isn’t quite the album fans are awaiting from Drizzy.

The New York hip-hop radio program The Breakfast Club also briefly mentioned Mill-Future disses.

Now, via his Instagram, he’s offered up the specifics, explaining that he and Future‘s What a Time to Be Alive lands on iTunes/Apple Music tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EDT.

Drake, however, sounds comfortable sliding into Future’s world. Both artists have rejected the “sensitive” label that was once stuck to them.

“You hate your life, just be honest”, Drake concludes, adding that the object of this verse (Meek Mill/all “haters”) reminds him “of a quarterback, that shit is all in the past”.

The opening song also switches from Future to Drake after the chorus, and just from there it was easy to see why these two collaborated. Money, numbers and women are the major sources of inspiration on this track however, both Future and Drake display they respective lyrical talents. Check out how he totally blasts her in the song “Diamonds Dancing!”

Drake’s new brand of hard-shelled love-seeking first appeared earlier this summer on “Hotline Bling“. Those late nights, meanwhile, are really starting to show on Drake.

The bombast can backfire when Drake isn’t quite sure of himself. If DJ Esco’s doing it, of course Drake can, too! “Where Ya At” was a revelation: Future muttering about his street bona fides over moody pianos until rap’s biggest star showed up to hijack his flow and polish it until it gleamed. According to Drake’s appearance on OVO Sound radio Sunday, the tracks were recorded during a 6 day time period where he and Future worked nonstop to create WATTBA.

One notable exception, and my favorite song on the album is the Noah Shebib produced “30 for 30 Freestyle” which I quickly put on repeat while I wrote this review. Drake’s verses are all fun, but they don’t evoke anything the way Future’s lyrics invoke dread.


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