What a Time to Be Alive, Drake and Future's ­collaborative, surprise-released, so-called ­mixtape, is a perfectly timed victory lap for two MCs at the top of both their game and the rap game. The pairing makes sense: Drake and Future have toured and recorded together previously; they're both fresh off Billboard 200 No. 1s; each trafficks in moody styles that blur Auto-crooning and rapping. And the chemistry works as expected, even if it never exceeds, or even reaches, the sum of its artists.

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