Rap superstar Drake surprised everyone Friday with the sudden, unexpected release of a new project. The 17-song record, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, came out just hours after the rapper released a long-form music video called Jungle.
The album follows on the heels of recent similar little-or-no-notice projects by D’Angelo, J. Cole, and, of course, Beyonce. While D’Angelo’s Black Messiah and Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive both sold well and were critically acclaimed, Drake’s album, in terms of sheer numbers, is closest to Queen Bey. The Beyhive snatched up 80 thousand copies of her 2013 self-titled record inthe first three hours, on the way to sales of over 600,000 in the first few days. It was platinum by week three, and has now sold over five million worldwide.
Drake’s record is starting out almost as strong. It looks like his first-three-day sales total will be around 500,000 - maybe not Bey’s 617,000, but within shouting distance. For comparison, the rapper’s last album, Nothing Was the Same, which had a more traditional (and, by extension, expensive) roll-out, hadfirst-week sales of 658,000. If Drizzy ends up anywhere close to that after week one, the current trend of sudden superstar albums is likely to continue for a while to come.
The mystery surrounding this album is intense, and has almost overshadowed the music. There have been months of rumors about Drake releasing a mixtape. Simultaneously, he has been talking of an upcoming album since this past summer, one he claimed would be called Views From the 6. As of yet, he hasn’t said whether this is meant to replace one of those projects, or is in addition to it. However, he does call it a “tape” in the project’s handwritten thank you’s.
The somewhat sparse nature of the record has led to speculation that it was released as a contractual obligation, because he wants to get off of Cash Money Records. There is a certain plausibility to this theory, since the label’s flagship artist Lil Wayne is currently suing them, and Nicki Minaj reportedly turned away label co-founder Birdman from her recent Grammy party. Wayne has been very public about wanting to take Minaj and Drake with him when he leaves Cash Money.
It is not known how many albums Drake owes the label, but it is public knowledge that Wayne had a four-album deal. This release would, not surprisingly, be Drizzy’s fourth, something that has not gone unnoticed. In addition, there was a fair amount of confusion around the record’s release. All of If You’re Reading This… was briefly available for free on Soundcloud right after going up on iTunes, then taken down.
There is one final clue as to Drake’s state of mind. Notably, the thank-you’s for the album, which go as far as to mention “Amanda who took me to that poetry reading in Baltimore” and “the entire Raptors organization,” have no mention of Birdman or Cash Money.
KILL SHOT TO TYGA’S CAREER WHICH SEND HIM TO THE GRAVE IN THE EYES OF HIPHOP! FROM 6PM IN NEW YORK
“I heard a lil lil homie talking reckless in Vibe
That’s quite a platform you chose, you shoulda kept it inside
Oh you tried
It’s so childish calling my name on the world stage
You need to act your age and not your girl’s age“
Once word got back from the listeners to Tygas twitter. Tyga disses Drake on twitter but does the Bitch move by deleting it which is a bigger L.
TO SOME THIS ENTIRE WEEKEND UP! DRAKE IS ALREADY HITTING OVER 500,000 IN SALES FROM A MIXTAPE/ALBUM FULL OF
THROW-AWAY’S THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE ALBUM! AND YOU KNOW YOUR A LEGEND WHEN THIS HAPPENS AFTER YOU DROP A ALBUM!
PRAISE TO THE 6 GOD!
Kashumidyu from Tokyomi.com: Say what you like but when your ABLE to drop a album and in 12 mintues make 380,000 sales instantly YOU REALLY CANT KNOCK HIM DRAKE RUNS MUSIC
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NORTH THOUGHT THE SHOW WAS FIRE
Kashumidyu from Tokyomi.com: i guess yeezy is trying to take us into starwars his shoes remind me of luke sky walkers shoes in the first movie but i gotta give kanye props for pushing the culture further during this allstar weekend he has been all over the news all day talk about mr.headliner lets see what yeezy season has in store for 2015 also he premiered a new record called “WOLVES” snippet but still got the world talking.
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