On Saturday (Feb. 29), the Toronto MC delivered a late night surprise in the form of not one, but two new songs. “When to Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle” touch on a range of topics, including fatherhood and 500 weeks of Billboard chart success.
Hours after their release, social media started lighting up with Drizzy fans sharing their thoughts on the new songs, which were released on SoundCloud and combined into one music video on YouTube.
“I don’t care what anyone says @Drake is the greatest alive,” one fan tweeted.
Another fan pointed out Drake’s ongoing trend of dropping two songs at the same time.
“Drake two packs have been formulaic over the past 5 years, it’s been: Drop a Pop smash with mass appeal, and drop a bar heavy song so people don’t forget he raps. This is different. This is just two phenomenal songs with no agenda,” the fan tweeted.
Others, meanwhile, begged for Drizzy to share the new songs on streaming services.
“Hey Drake… Do you wanna possibly uh…. want to drop the freestyles on streaming services?? You don’t have to if you don’t want to, though,” a fan jokingly tweeted.
Drake’s last album, Scorpion, arrived in June 2019, earning the rapper his eighth album on the Billboard 200. Two months later, he dropped his archival compilation album, Care Package, which also topped the big chart.
See more reactions to Drake’s “When to Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle” below.
Drake two packs have been formulaic over the past 5 years, it’s been: Drop a Pop smash with mass appeal, and drop a bar heavy song so people don’t forget he raps.
This is different. This is just two phenomenal songs with no agenda.
— (@Dr_Sweets23) March 1, 2020
I just woke up and drake the best rapper alive. pic.twitter.com/khlTKis8OK
— blueberry faygo (@tsunamikira) March 1, 2020
Hey Drake… Do you wanna possibly uh…. want to drop the freestyles on streaming services?? You don’t have to if you don’t want to, though pic.twitter.com/OW2qmUnCPk
— Jason (@J_batacao) March 1, 2020
Drake just reminded us how broke we are. pic.twitter.com/4T2n3xbTxt
— unfriendly hottie (@jazminenaje) March 1, 2020
This new drake is pure drake.
— Kai Sángo (@SangoBeats) March 1, 2020
Stop playing w/ Drake like he won’t take 2020 over.
— ⚔️ (@drevate_) March 1, 2020
Drake really a
— (@Space2Mal) March 1, 2020
— LawyerMommyLerae (@LawyerMomLerae) March 1, 2020
Drake: I haven’t done my taxes I’m too turnt up
— Zendaya’s Side Dude (@TheRealYahyaK) March 1, 2020
Me listening to that new Drake looking for captions ☝ pic.twitter.com/VjwGd9TuDU
— Sauce_God (@yoboyy_Steph) March 1, 2020
Drake add a customized diamond-encrusted gold owl to his Rolls Royce
— Drake (fan) (@Drizzy) March 1, 2020
If you say this song is trash then you obviously have no taste in music and you just hating on Drake no way around it ♂️ pic.twitter.com/WaYeA3fiLK
— Gb3 (@gbthrizzle) March 1, 2020
drake rockin’ the yankees jacket in his new music video chicago freestyle pic.twitter.com/fSHkNZVZkj
— drizzyⓋ (@WordToDrake) March 1, 2020
Wow new drake and Uzi on a Sunday
— GOT THE BEAT BY POWERS (@PowersPleasant) March 1, 2020
1) I always love new Drake
2) I don’t love that the new Drake isn’t on Spotify
3) this video looks like Uncut Gems B roll and I’m here for that
— Monsieur Mushel (@THEColeMushel) March 1, 2020
drake is really good at being drake.
— jay anthony. (@jayanthony) March 1, 2020
Drake really makes it hard to like any other rappers, hasn’t missed pic.twitter.com/wCm7zl6nYJ
— Tommy Banks (@TommyBanksPR) March 1, 2020
This 2 pack Drake dropped is FILLED with content. This guy said a LOT lol
— OnlyFans: Oxtail69 (@ThatDudeMCFLY) March 1, 2020
Drake on Chicago freestyle pic.twitter.com/de24azCcS0
— Kevin Burt (@Traphouse_Kev) March 1, 2020
Chicago freestyle is the best Drake song I’ve heard in a minute.
— Rap Talks/Debates (@RapHipHopTalk) March 1, 2020
Drake giving Lamar Jackson a shout out in his new video pic.twitter.com/wnc3OsjoTU
— △⃒⃘ (@ItsPaoloni) March 1, 2020
I don’t care what anyone says @Drake is the greatest alive
— #SMOKE (@BigTobzsf) March 1, 2020
Goddamn drake! Nigga too good. pic.twitter.com/AHf5WSlvoC
— greg (@BigPlayClay_) March 1, 2020
First of all: new drake is heat
Second: that Supreme North Face pic.twitter.com/jGTbzT7cS3
— NORFAIR (@norfdog) March 1, 2020
Y’all can stay on here mad and hate Drake all day but guess what, Drake will always win and never lose because he always pays respect and homage to his peers and when you’re genuine, you Stay Winning. #Drizzy
— (@ChillCookie25_8) March 1, 2020
When Drake said, “I Always felt like my vision was bigger than the bigger picture.”
I felt that….#OG2CENTSAPPROVED
— The #OG2CENTS Podcast (@OGKINGCURT) March 1, 2020