September 20, 2015


Stream Drake and Future's 'What a Time to Be Alive' Mixtape

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Update 2 (9/20): Drake's premiering his Future collaboration mixtape What a Time to Be Alive on Apple Music's Beats 1 now. His OVO Sound radio show started at 6PM EST Sunday night and will run till 8PM. The 11-track record started at 6:30. You can listen on Beats 1 now buy it on iTunes or stream it on Apple Music

And while you're at it, peruse the 21 best lyrics we heard.

Here's the full What a Time to Be Alive tracklist with producer credits:

Update (9/20): We never doubted it, but Drake and Future's mixtape is real, and it's coming tonight, Sunday, September 20. We only got a day's notice, but you won't have to wait till the middle of the night this time. What a Time to Be Alive—real title, swear, cover art's up top—is dropping at 8PM EST. And Drake's hyping up his 6PM Beats 1 OVO Sound radio show, so you might want to tune in. Stay tuned to Fuse for more on Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive, which feels like a pretty apt sentiment right now.

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Original story (9/11): Last weekend's Made in America Festival showed us that Future is very close to becoming the biggest rapper in the world, and the clincher might be very, very near. According to several in-the-know sources, Futch and current-world's-biggest-rapper Drake and are about to release a joint mixtape. Like, today. Like, the Watch the Throne of 2015.

The rumored cover art for the rumored mixtape is, as you can see, amazing. It's reminiscent of the gory heart on the cover of Future's early 2015 Beast Mode mixtape, paired with Drake's beloved OVO symbol, the owl. It's painted purple, like Future's favorite intoxicating beverage, dirty sprite.

Evidence that this could really by happening:

1: Future said at Made in America that he has a new release coming this year. (His sixth, between mixtapes and albums, since April 2014's Honest!)  

2: Drake and Future are super tight. They just did "Where Ya At," the spectacular song and video from Future's Dirty Sprite 2 album, and Drizzy's brought Futch on tour multiple times.

3: According to Hot New Hip Hop, Tuesday's Breakfast Club featured DJs Charlamagne tha God and Angela Yee having the following exchange, regarding Meek Mill's recent comments about Drake (definitely disparaging) and Future (possibly disparaging but probably in reality not):

Charlamagne: "Let's see if [Meek] feels about that in a couple of months."
Angela: "What, when Drake and Future—"
Charlamagne: "Shut up Yee, Jesus Christ."

And 4: The following tweets, from DJ Skee and SKEE TV brand manager Mike Chehadé:

Nothing left but to wait. And frantically watch Twitter. And try not to puke from nerves.