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

It looks like Drake fans are in for a treat. At midnight on May 1, the Grammy Award-winning rapper dropped his new project, Dark Lane Demo Tapes. The release was unexpected, but for many Drake fans, it came as a welcome surprise.

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Drake announces the news on social media

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

“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 in the post. “DARK LANE DEMO TAPES out everywhere at midnight…also my 6th STUDIO ALBUM DROPPING SUMMER 2020!!”

This is the first album Drake has released 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 at the top of the US Billboard Top 100. 

‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ features a number of collaborations

The new mixtape features 14 tracks, including the five previously released singles: “War,” “Chicago Freestyle,” “Desires,” “When to Say When,” and “Toosie Slide.” It also features collaborations with notable artists like Young Thug, Playboy Carti, and Future.

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The album credits a number of popular hip-hop producers including June James, Southside, and Pi’erre Bourne. The first track on the mixtape, “Deep Pockets,” was produced by Plain Pat and 40. The smooth R&B track, “Not You Too,” features vocals by Chris Brown, and was produced by Noel Cadastre.

Drake fans are here for it

With all the chaos in the world right now, Drake fans were more than thrilled to hear new music from the artist. Just after the midnight release, 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,” another 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 during these emotionally trying times. “This #Drake was unexpected but much needed,” one fan tweeted

“Idk if this album hit harder or this quarantine making it hit harder,” another 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 now anxious to hear what the rapper has in store for his studio album this summer. “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 available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, and other music streaming services.