There’s been a lot of talk about a Drake and Future mixtape coming out and it was started by Power 105.1 host Angela Yee during “The Breakfast Club” show last week.
The longtime radio personality began to speak of the potential release but then cut herself short, possibly realizing that she’d get herself into hot water.
DJ Skee also give a hint that a Drizzy and Future mixtape was coming out.
“Two people about to break the Internet tomorrow with this mixtape coming out of left field,” he tweeted.
Others gave hints as well.
OB Briend, who does artwork for Drake’s OVO label, posted a possible cover to the mixtape, which consists of an owl covered in purple paint.
So does that mean the rumors are true? Will the Canadian spitter and the Atlanta crooner set fans and the music industry a blaze with a full length collaboration project?
The chances of the mixtape dropping are probably just as big as the chances of it not dropping, since Skee’s tweet was a few days ago and there’s still no release. Plus, a number of rappers have promised joint albums or mixtapes several years ago and they still haven’t delivered.
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Here are five supergroups that we’ve been heavily anticipating for quite some time now, but we still haven’t heard much music.
Child Rebel Soldiers (Kanye West, Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco)
If you remember, these three megastars dropped a song called “Us Placers” in 2007 that was on West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” mixtape, making people go crazy. Not only did folks love the Radiohead sampled cut, they loved the idea of Yeezy, Skateboard P and Lupe working together and soon talk of an album was on the way.
Sadly, however, “Us Placers” was the only song that dropped and to this day there’s been no real explanation as to why. Perhaps, it had to do with everyone’s busy schedule and securing the right paperwork.
Here’s what Lupe said in a 2007 interview that might be the reason that we’ve haven’t heard more music: “Now [our record labels are] working it out,” he stated. “Whoever is going to pay is going to pay a whole hell of a lot.”
It’s possible that nobody wanted to pay what the artists needed to launch the group but either way, it doesn’t look like a CSR project will ever happen.
Nas And DJ Premiere
Ever since the two dropped “NY State Of Mind” on Nas’ 1994 classic “Illmatic,” there was no doubt that a match was made in musical heaven. With Preemo’s hard hitting, sample heavy East Coast beats, combined with Esco’s New York City street poetry, listeners were treated to a sonic and lyrical expedition.
Thankfully, the two dropped several hot records together throughout the years, while at the same time promising a full length album. Unfortunately, it never materialized and at this point it doesn’t look like it will.
Center Edge Territory (Mos Def, Jay Electronica and Curren$y)
Can you imagine a full length album by these three? According to Curren$y, he met Mos and Jay Electronica at Dame Dash’s house, and they instantly started talking about forming a group.
“Jay Electronica is from my city, he’s from New Orleans,” said Curren$y in a past interview. “He came here to meet Mos and Mos, I had only known him for 24 hours prior to that. But genuine people could recognize [each other’s talent]. It was like, ‘Let’s go.'”
If you remember, Dash partnered with the pot loving-rapper a few years ago, but their business relationship soured, and they ended up in court.
It’s not clear if that had anything to do with the Center Edge Territory project never getting off the ground, but by now we can all probably stop wishing about it. For one, Mos rarely releases new music these days, and there’s still no word on when Jay Electronica will drop his first album.
At this point, fans should give up all hope.
The Commission ( The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Diddy, Lil Cease, Charli Baltimore and Lance “Un” Rivera)
The reason this supergroup never really took off, all has to do with the tragic death of Biggie Smalls in 1997. Prior to his passing, the Brooklyn legend started to shout-out The Commission on records, creating a lot of chatter about a possible album.
Unlike many of the rumors involving supergroups, this particular one seemed to be true, and there were actual plans for a lot of music to be released. At least based on reports.
Without question, the death of The Notorious B.I.G. impacted hip-hop a great deal, and it’s tragic that we’ll never get to hear more albums from the gifted lyricist. It’s also sad that we didn’t get to hear him alongside Jay Z more and get a glimpse of what The Commission would of looked and sounded like.
Kendrick Lamar And J. Cole
Talk of Lamar and Cole releasing an album together began to surface around the time they started to get global recognition, but fans still haven’t heard anything.
That doesn’t mean, however, that we won’t hear songs from the potential group in the future and unlike other artists who’ve promised collaborations, this one seems like it may actually happen.
Back in May of this year, K. Dot gave hope to a lot of fans who’ve been anticipating an album between he and Cole and at this point, it’s just about making the time, he said.
“Yeah, definitely,” stated Lamar, when asked if the project would ever see the light of day. “I talked to the bro about a little over a month ago, and he’s on the tour rocking, so we’re going to try and make something happen. They want that.”
Kendrick’s right. We all want that.
Hopefully, they’ll be able to carve out the time to do it because that particular collaboration will be the biggest in hip-hop since Jay Z teamed up with Kanye West.