Imagine if LeBron and Blake Griffin joined the same team and took turns tossing alley-oops to each other for the entirety of an NBA game, well Drake and Future have done exactly that to the music community.
Having two of 2015’s biggest projects yet with “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and “Dirty Sprite 2,” Drake and Future have made true on their promise of delivering a collab mixtape with the result being “What a Time to Be Alive.”
Premiered on Drake’s weekly Beats 1 radio show, WATTBA seemed to slow Twitter to a halt with diamond emoji’s bursting at the seams. Part of the listening experience that came with listening to it being played for the first time is reading real-time reactions from music fans everywhere.
Sounding primarily like a Future project with hints of Drake influences mixed in, WATTBA is executively produced by Metro Boomin with production credits also trickling in from Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da and Southside. With the ability to stack hits like the money they are currently piling up, the OVO Sound and Freeband Gang affiliates have crafted some serious reply worthy tracks with “Diamonds Dancing,” “I’m The Plug” and “Change Locations.”
The tape is capped off with a 4 minute freestyle from Drizzy titled “30 For 30,” this track contains the most substance of any other offering as Aubrey sounds off on concerns and speaks his true mind.
Stream the project exclusively on Apple Music and if you don’t have a subscription you can grab a copy on iTunes now.