Since Drake’s surprise project If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late was released last week, folks have been going back and forth on whether it was a mixtape or an actual album – which would obviously make things interesting when talking about Drake’s future with Cash Money. It was released straight to iTunes, but Drake mentions “mixtape” several times throughout the 17-track offering.
Now, it seems as if we’ve got an answer regarding the release. Speaking with our old stomping grounds, DatPiff’s Kyle “KP” Reilly offered the following explanation.
“Originally we were in talks to release it for free… and have DJ Drama host and even make it an official Gangsta Grillz… however the label was not in favor of that and they struck an agreement to release the project the retail route and it would count towards one of his albums. It was a mutual decision since he wanted to give it away. They [the label] said, ‘Hell no,’ not in those words, so they ‘agreed’ to do it this way as a middle ground and it would count towards his Cash Money deal album total. The label had zero input or creative control.”
So, if KP is correct, and IYRTITL really does count towards his album requirement with Cash Money, it’s safe to say Drake is jumping ship with Wayne.