Hip Hop / Rap
2015 collaborative mixtape from the Canadian superstar & the Atlanta rapper. Finally issued on vinyl.
"A surprise mixtape that went from announcement to the top of the Billboard charts within a matter of a few weeks, What a Time to Be Alive is also a worthy hang session from MCs Drake and Future, one that feels instant, spontaneous, and just messy enough to keep off the top shelf. ... The mixtape comes alive with half-tempo club bangers like 'Jumpman' (a druggy Future drops 'Way too much codeine and Adderall' while a money-blowing Drake goes 'Nobu, Nobu, Nobu....') and 'Big Rings' (Drake says you better give his crew some money, while Future drops the weird 'I got racks like Serena/All of my rings Aquafina, my bitch Aquafina').
"Stoned-out and slow tracks like 'Scholarships' offer something more interesting and impossibly emo, as Drake admits 'I need acknowledgement/If I got it then tell me I got it then' because he doesn't read the papers. Drake also brings things to a close with a solo and self-aware kiss-off called '30 for 30 Freestyle,' which gives up 2015's ultimate meta moment with 'My plan was always to make the product jump off the shelf/And treat the money like secrets, keep that shit to ourselves.' What a Time to Be Alive, indeed." — AllMusic
|Live From The Gutter|
|Im The Plug|
|30 for 30 Freestyle|