Drake and Future have finally confirmed they are releasing a joint mixtape. Both artists took to their social media pages Saturday to reveal details of the project. As previously reported, rumors first surfaced last week Drake and Future were collaborating on a mixtape but it wasn’t until recently that the duo responded to the rumors. Check out everything you need to know about their extended play below.
Rumors started weeks ago:
It was first said Drake and Future were collaborating on a mixtape a few weeks ago after Angela Yee, of Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club," accidentally mentioned on air the two rappers were working on a project together. Even though Yee never mentioned the mixtape again, several DJs took to Twitter to confirm the EP was happening.
It was initially rumored the mixtape was supposed to be released Friday, Sept. 11 but DJ Skee tweeted at the time there were a few delays with the project. A countdown clock then popped up online teasing the mixtape would drop Friday, Sept. 18 around 11 p.m. EST. However, it was proved the mixtape was fake. Drake later told fans during his show at the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta the mixtape would be released Sunday night. The "Take Care" rapper tweeted Saturday the official release date is Sunday, 8 p.m. EST. The mixtape will be avaiable on iTunes.
___ The Future and Drake mixtape is real and it's coming soon! ___ pic.twitter.com/iMplJTpmK2
— Cocoa Butter (@cocoabutterbf) September 19, 2015
Rumors surfaced earlier this week the Drake and Future mixtape would be titled "Put It All In A Plastic Bag," after Drake posted an Instagram photo supposedly teasing the mixtape's title. Both Drake and Future confirmed Saturday via social media the mixtape is called "What a Time to Be Alive."
WHAT A TIME TO B ALIVE
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) September 19, 2015
Rumored song collaborations:
BET reported Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap Rick Ross and ASAP Rocky will be featured on the 14-track mixtape. So far, an official track list has not been released.
Drake hosting special OVO Sound radio show:
Before the mixtape’s release, Drake will host a special episode of his OVO Sound radio station on Apple Music, called OVO Freebandz Sunday. The show starts at 6 p.m. EST, and VH1 reported listeners could get a chance to hear the mixtape in its entirety as well as an appearance by Future.