Drake has released a new ‘Care Package’ compilation album, featuring unreleased tracks, and the project is an immediate success.
The ‘God’s Plan’ rapper took to Instagram this week to announce he was dropping the new compilation, which gathers loose songs and tracks from throughout his career.
Posting on social media on Thursday (01.08.19) to announce the release, Drake wrote: “Available Friday on all platforms. Some of our most important moments together available in one place. Care Package.”
The surprise project includes fan favourite tracks such as ‘Can I’ – which was leaked around the time ‘Views’ came out – ‘Girls Love Beyonce‘, and ‘Paris Morton Music’.
Drake’s album also includes features from J. Cole, James Fauntleroy and Rick Ross.
The album comes just a few months after the 32-year-old musician – whose real name is Aubrey Graham – re-released his 2009 album ‘So Far Gone’, finally making the 10-year-old project available to stream on all platforms.
‘Care Package’ follows Drake’s critically acclaimed 2018 album ‘Scorpion’, and comes as he previously promised fans a new album would be coming in 2019.
According to a report by HypeBeast, “Drake might be on his way to securing another chart-topping record. According to sources, the OVO founder’s compilation album ‘Care Package ‘ is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, raking in between 100,000 to 120,000 units including 15,000 to 18,000 physical album sales.
If the numbers are correct, ‘Care Package’ will mark Drizzy’s sixth No. 1 debut project.”
Some of the tracks that are a must-listen for all Drake fans include:
‘How About Now’ is a classic Drizzy tune. Heavy on the beat and a sing song rap that Drake is known for. This track was first released in 2014 after hackers leaked the track online. It also featured as a bonus track on the ‘ If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ album.
‘Care Package’ is the title track for the project. A mushy yet simple release, the track is elevated by the complex instrumental arrangement and new age autotune.
And the J.Cole collaboration ‘Jobeci Freestyle.’ This track is slated to be a fan favorite as Drake combines a heavy beat with quick flow which is easily complimented with J. Coles lyricism.
Speaking toward the end of his ‘Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour’ alongside trap trip Migos, Drake said he planned to head straight into the studio once he’d given himself a “little break” at the end of the tour.
He said on stage: “Okay, six shows left. I guess, you know, I guess – I’m gonna tell you what I’m going to do. Because I keep having nights like this that remind me why I love my job so much, I promise you that as soon as this tour is over and maybe I take a little break, I’m gonna get right to work on a new album so we can be back right here in Edmonton and have a new party.”