The world has been patiently waiting for news of Drake and Future’s joint mixtape, and while the two have been hinting at the release over the last few days, official word has finally made its way out.
To surprise his fans, Drake has shared the artwork cover for the project on Instagram.
“WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE available at 8pm EST, Sunday on ITunes @future 💎 @applemusic,” Drake captioned on Instagram.
The cover features a collection of diamonds, something the two rappers have been hinting at through emojis over the last couple of days.
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Drake has sold over 5 million albums worldwide.
His work has earned him a Grammy Award, three Juno Awards, six BET Awards, and set several significant Billboard records.
With twelve number-one singles, Drake has more than any other artist on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart.
With ten number-one singles, he also has more than any other rapper on Billboard ’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, passing Jay-Z in August 2012.
He is one of two artists (the other being 50 Cent) that has simultaneously occupied the chart’s top three positions.
Drake, along with being a record producer under the pseudonym Champagne Papi, has also written songs for other artists, including Alicia Keys (“Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”), Rita Ora (“R.I.P.”), Jamie Foxx and Trey Songz.
After releasing a series of moderately successful mixtapes between 2010 and 2011, Future signed a major-label deal with Epic Records and fellow American rapper Rocko’s A1 Recordings, which helped launch Future’s own label imprint, Freebandz.
Future subsequently began working on his debut album Pluto, and in April 2012 released the album to positive reviews.
The album spawned five singles, all of which charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The album was later re-packaged in November, as Pluto 3D. His second album Honest, was released in April 2014.
He unexpectedly released his third album, DS2, in July 2015, which earned him his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Future has a net worth of $4,000,000.