'What A Time To Be Alive' will be premiered on Drake's Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio on Sunday
Rumours that Drake and Future will release a joint album were confirmed today (September 19).
Drake and Future both posted the cover art for an imminent collaborative effort, ‘What A Time To Be Alive’, on Instagram this afternoon, with Drake adding that the album will be played on his Beats 1 show, OVO Sound Radio on Sunday, September 20 at 6pm EST (11pm GMT), and will be available from 8pm EST.
Drake later posted another picture, which mixed his OVO Sound logo with Future’s Freebandz symbol. Future posted two videos featuring the pair.
See all the posts below:
The announcement follows increasing speculation that the two artists would be releasing a collaborative mixtape. Future’s most recent LP, ‘DS2’, which was released in July, featured Drake on ‘Where Ya At’.
What was thought to be an album cover for the pair’s album was posted and almost immediately deleted from Instagram by OB Brien, an artist at Drake’s record label, OVO Sound. He posted an Instagram photo of what could be album artwork, which he later deleted. It is partially shown in the tweet below.
Then, an accidental slip by one of the hosts of New York hip-hop radio show The Breakfast Club added to the rumours, when the DJs were discussing disses between Meek Mill and Future, and how that would link Drake with Future. See that clip below:
A few days later (September 12) Drake appeared at a Future concert in Canada. See a clip below:
Finally, yesterday (September 18), Drake said, “Sunday will be madness,” during his Music Midtown festival performance in Atlanta.