In early April, rapper Drake went on Instagram Live with friend and business partner, OVO Mark, where he previewed some unreleased songs from his upcoming mixtape in their studio.
Some of the songs that Drake had previewed were “Demons”, “Pain 1993”, “Time Files”, & “Deep Pockets.”
Of course, anytime Drake announces that an upcoming project is in the works, fans are more than excited to hear new music from the 10-year veteran.
Drake is arguably one of the best rappers in this industry today for his versatility and his artistry, notable for Billboard hits such as “Hold on We’re Going Home”, “Controlla” , “Pop Style,” and many more.
The rapper released the commercial mixtape entitled, Dark Lane Demo Tapes, on May 1st, 2020.
Prior to the release of Dark Lane Demo Tapes, Drake had released “Toosie Slide” which was titled after social media influencer Toosie, who had previously helped the song go viral.
‘Toosie Slide” began to have more of a buzz once the video dropped, showing the rapper demonstrating the Toosie Slide dance in his Toronto Mansion.
It has been quite some time since the rapper had released a commercial success since “Hotline Bling” in 2016.
Some of the songs that were also featured on the mixtape were “When to Say When (Freestyle),” “Losses”, “Landed”, “Not Too You” and others.
Since the release of the project, the mixtape generated good reviews from fans and fellow celebrities.
“Demons” were among some of the songs that received good feedback, especially how the rapper featured upcoming New York rapper, Fivio Foreign (notable for his hit, “Big Drip”, which was released in 2019) and fellow Brooklyn artist Sosa Geek.
Some fans, including myself, were impressed with the song “When to Say When (Freestyle)” where the rapper samples “Song Cry” from rap mogul and friend Jay-Z from his 2001 album, The Blueprint. A video for the song was released on YouTube, where it shows Drake at Jay-Z’s childhood home of Marcy Projects.
Other songs like “Pain 1993”, which featured rapper Playboi Carti and “Not Too You” featuring R&B icon, Chris Brown.
What are your thoughts? How do you guys feel about this new project? Is it mediocre or do you think this is one of his best mixtapes so far? #TRU