Last night, Drake popped up out of nowhere with a link to his new mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. It was a great way to start All-Star Weekend.
Drake released some songs last year, but no warning of a mixtape release. Drake tweeted the link & everybody went crazy.
This tape is vintage Drake when it comes to the bars, but it definitely goes harder than most would expect. It’s not for Valentine’s Day. He starts off with a song called Legend where he declares, “If I die I’m a legend”. Not surprising since he has been calling himself 6 God. He has more samples of 90s R&B. He ends Legend with a sample from Ginuwine’s So Anxious.
He goes on to talk big in the other tracks. My favorites are Jungle, Star67, 6 God, & Used To, 6pm in New York. The mixtape features PartyNextDoor, Lil Wayne, & Travi$ Scott.
Drake is pounding his chest & letting people know he is not to be underestimated. Some of the most memorable lines are: “F*ck what they talkin bout on your timeline…that’s cuttin into my time” (Jungle), “Ain’t sh*t changed you can still get the work” (Star67), “I’m bouta hit ya with the work boy…I hate comin thru stuntin on n*ggas that I know, that’s the worst boy” (6 God), “Only see the truth when I’m starin in the mirror…lookin at myself like there it is there” (Used To), “They shout out your failures & whisper your accomplishments” (6pm in New York).
Reportedly Drake will still be releasing the album Views From The 6 this year. He’s definitely challenging everybody else in the game. As he says on the hook of Used To, “I ain’t felt the pressure in a lil while, it’s gon take some gettin used to…ridin thru the city with the windows down, puttin on like I used to…they never told me when you get the crown it’s gon take some gettin used to”
Go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-youre-reading-this-its/id966997496 to purchase, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”. You can listen to 6 God below: