Drake is bringing a bunch of heat to streaming services this Friday, 2 August. The 6 God is blessing fans with a plethora of tunes that previously only lived on SoundCloud or YouTube and packaging them up as part of his Care Package compilation project.
The Canadian superstar made the announcement ahead of his OVO Fest on Thursday, 1 August. “Available Friday on all platforms. Some of our most important moments together available in one place. Care Package,” he wrote on his Instagram page.
The playlist is filled with loose tracks making up the greatest hits that never were throughout his career. ‘The Motion’ originally arrived back in June of 2013 in a four-pack on Drake’s SoundCloud to get fans ready for Nothing Was The Same, but the Sampha-assisted tune was actually a bonus track on Best Buy’s exclusive version of NWTS. The Jai Paul-sampling opener ‘Dreams Money Can Buy’ and ‘Club Paradise’ were released via the OVO Sound website in 2011 ahead of the release of ‘Take Care’.
Other Care Package cuts include ‘Paris Morton Music,’ ‘Draft Day,’ ‘Jodeci Freestyle,’ and freestyles like ‘4PM in Calabasas’ and ‘5AM in Toronto.’
Care Package shows Drake’s continuing interest in releasing more of his pre-streaming catalogue to digital platforms. Earlier this year, he officially released his third mixtape, ‘So Far Gone’, to streaming services on the project’s 10th anniversary. He notably thanked Kanye West when announcing the re-release of the mixtape, which features the Ye-sampling track ‘Say What’s Real’.
Drake’s most recent official album Scorpion was released in 2018. He recently released two new songs—‘Omertà’ and ‘Money In The Grave’ —in celebration of the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA title. Most recently, he released a new song with Rick Ross, ‘Gold Roses.’ He’s currently in the middle of promo for Euphoria, the HBO teen drama he executive produced, which airs its season finale on Sunday.
Care Package’s track list is as follows:
‘Dreams Money Can Buy’
‘How ‘Bout Now’
‘Days in the East’
‘4PM in Calabasas’
‘5AM in Toronto’
‘I Get Lonely’
‘Jodeci Freestyle’ (ft. J. Cole)
‘Free Spirit’ (ft. Rick Ross)
‘Heat of the Moment’
‘Girls Love Beyoncé’ (ft. James Fauntleroy)
‘Paris Morton Music’
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