If You’re Reading This, Drake + Future Just Dropped Their New Mix Tape—Here’s An Evolution Of The Power Duo

Started from the bottom, now they're here.

-by Megan Bradley

While major rap feuds dwindle from public consciousness, power partnerships between rappers seem to grow infinitely. Jay-Z and Kanye’s 2012 collaboration Watch The Throne set the stage as the biggest partnership in modern rap history, almost immediately going double platinum. Drake and Futureseem to be headed towards the same fate with their brand new mixtape What A Time To Be Alive, a project combining the former’s October’s Very Own (OVO) group with the latter’s Freebandz (FBG). Both artists hinted at the imminent release of the collab through social media, and tonight Drake unveiled the project at 8 PM EST.


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What a time to be alive, indeed. To celebrate this momentous musical moment, let’s take a look back at the duo’s storied history.

Drake and Future’s first collaboration was on the latter’s single “Tony Montana”, appearing on 2012’s Pluto. The single, which peaked at number four on Billboard’s Hot 100, was the artist’s first hit, and introduced Future to the rap mainstream.

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