Drake Drops a Surprise Midnight Mixtape and Fans Are Really Feeling It

by Jeremy Spirogis

It appears like Drake followers are in for a deal with. At midnight on May 1, the Grammy Award-winning rapper dropped his new undertaking, Dark Lane Demo Tapes. The launch was surprising, however for a lot of Drake followers, it got here as a welcome shock.

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Drake publicizes the information on social media

On April 30, Drake took to his Twitter and Instagram pages to announce the discharge of his new mixtape, Dark Lane Demo Tapes. He additionally revealed that his sixth studio album will come out this summer time. 

“My brothers @oliverelkhatib @ovonoel put together a lot of the songs people have been asking for (some leaks and some joints from SoundCloud and some new vibes),” the rapper wrote within the post. “DARK LANE DEMO TAPES out everywhere at midnight…also my 6th STUDIO ALBUM DROPPING SUMMER 2020!!”

This is the primary album Drake has launched since 2019 when he dropped the compilation album Care Package. His 2018 Grammy-nominated, Billboard Music Award-winning studio album, Scorpion, featured hit singles like “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What.” Both tracks debuted on the prime of the US Billboard Top 100. 

‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ options various collaborations

The new mixtape options 14 tracks, together with the 5 beforehand launched singles: “War,” “Chicago Freestyle,” “Desires,” “When to Say When,” and “Toosie Slide.” It additionally options collaborations with notable artists like Young Thug, Playboy Carti, and Future.

The album credit various fashionable hip-hop producers together with June James, Southside, and Pi’erre Bourne. The first observe on the mixtape, “Deep Pockets,” was produced by Plain Pat and 40. The easy R&B observe, “Not You Too,” options vocals by Chris Brown, and was produced by Noel Cadastre.

Drake followers are right here for it

With all of the chaos on the planet proper now, Drake followers have been greater than thrilled to listen to new music from the artist. Just after the midnight launch, many took to social media to share their impressions of the album.

“@Drake you always know how to drop music at night for us who are up all night and it never ever disappoints,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “You make these nights legendary #drake #DARKLANEDEMOTAPES nothing else matters right now FAAAACTS.”

“Drake’s mixtape is album material,” one other fan shared on Twitter. “Can’t wait for what he’s got next sheesh.”

Some music lovers shared their appreciation for the artist and thanked him for dropping the album throughout these emotionally attempting occasions. “This #Drake was unexpected but much needed,” one fan tweeted

“Idk if this album hit harder or this quarantine making it hit harder,” one other Twitter user wrote. “Thank you @Drake we needed this.”

“This is definitely a must-listen during times like this. Thank you, @Drake,” tweeted another fan.

After listening to Dark Lane Demo Tapes, many are actually anxious to listen to what the rapper has in retailer for his studio album this summer time. “In conclusion,” one fan shared on Twitter, “Drake didn’t miss and this was the Drake I’ve been needing can’t wait for his summer album.”

Dark Lane Demo Tapes is obtainable on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, and different music streaming companies.

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