Stream Drake & Future's Surprise Mixtape 'What A Time To Be Alive'

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Drake performs during Day 2 of Squamish Valley Music Festival on August 8, 2015 in Squamish, Canada. 

Drake and Future dropped What A Time To Be Alive, their long-rumored mixtape as a duo, yesterday (Sept. 20) exclusively on Apple Music after the former rapper confirmed the project during a show Friday night.

Drake & Future to Release Joint Album 'What a Time to Be Alive'

The 11-song release, executive produced by Future's fellow Atlanta stalwart Metro Boomin, was first premiered by Drake on his Apple Music show, OVO Sound Radio, before being made available to purchase and stream. “It’s a little soundtrack for people that need it right now,” the rapper told listeners before playing the tape in full. “I went to Atlanta for six days a couple weeks ago with the hopes of doing some songs with Future, and when you get around Future, it’s like a vortex: that guy can out-work anybody right now. It’s tough to see someone do four, five songs in one night and not try to match it.”

 

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE available at 8pm EST, Sunday on ITunes @future @applemusic

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The project has no features besides the two MCs, though frequent Drake collaborators Southside, Boi-1da and Noah “40” Shebib have production credits along with Metro Boomin.

What A Time To Be Alive is Drake's second release of the year, and Future's fourth -- the former released the similarly album-esque mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late early this year, while the latter is responsible for two mixtapes (Beast Mode and 56 Nights) and the studio album DS2. The most recent project is a joint release of Cash Money (Drake's label) and Epic Records (Future's label), and as The FADER points out, it's possible that the release (Drake's fifth for the label) could fulfill his contract obligations to Cash Money.

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Listen to What A Time To Be Alive on Apple Music (where the release will reside exclusively for one week) here.

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