A lot of rumors are currently surrounding If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Until Drake dropped it as an album it was being hinted at as a mixtape. The running theory right now is that Drake dropped this as an album at the last minute to fulfill his four album contract with Cash Money Records. This way he can leave, when Lil Wayne eventually sorts out his lawsuit with CMR, and it is assumed leaves the label.
If You're Reading This It's Too Late is a commercial mixtape by Canadian rapper Drake.
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The surprise release of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, a retail mixtape arriving on the six-year anniversary of Drake's star-making So Far Gone, has inspired much speculation: Is it a ruse to close out his Cash Money deal? But the music itself gives Drake room to breathe outside the lumbering commercialism of his studio albums. If You’re Reading This is littered with pith for Drake’s label situation ("No Tellin’": "Envelopes coming in the mail, let her open ‘em/ Hoping for a check again, ain’t no telling," "Star67": "Brand new Beretta, can’t wait to let it go/ Walk up in my label like ‘Where the check, though?’"), and all of. this surfacing weeks after Wayne’s lawsuit bombshell raises a few questions
Is it an album? Is it a mixtape? Who cares? The 17 tracks that Drake released at midnight on a recent Thursday hit harder and hold together more cohesively than most big-budget event albums. There’s nothing resembling a radio single on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, and not many of the seductively sung hooks that rocketed the Toronto MC to fame.
Drake starts to get Spring 2015 poppin' with surprise album. Drake has been claiming for over a year now that OVO would get Spring 2015 popping' and it’s all starting to come together. After dropping his 14 minute short film Jungle today, rumors began to circulate that the video wasn’t all the Drake material we would hear today.
Still, it's a remarkable start for an album that arrived with no notice, was sold only through digital retail, is termed a mixtape by Drake (and not a proper studio album) and only had a little more than three days of sales powering its debut. The new set was released in the evening of Thursday, Feb. 12 through Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. It was announced last July. Here are some notable facts and figures about Drake's latest No. 1 album: - If You're Reading This It's Too Late sold 495,000 copies in its first chart week, marking Drake's third-biggest sales frame. Only the bows of Nothing Was the Same (658,000) and Take Care (631,000) were larger. If You're Reading This logs the largest sales week for an R&B/hip-hop album since Beyonce's own surprise self-titled album debuted with 617,000 sold after a little more than three days on sale (in the week ending Dec. 15, 2013).
Featuring – PARTYNEXTDOOR
|C2||Wednesday Night Interlude
Featuring – PARTYNEXTDOOR
Featuring – Lil Wayne
|D1||Now & Forever||4:41|
Featuring – Scott Travis
|D3||You & The 6||4:24|
|D4||6PM In New York (Bonus Track)||4:43|
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|0602547973450||Drake||If You're Reading This It's Too Late (2xLP)||Cash Money Records, Republic Records||0602547973450||Europe||2016|
|none||Drake||If You're Reading This It's Too Late (CDr, Mixtape)||Not On Label||none||US||2015|