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Drake releases Care Package
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Drake releases Care Package, a compilation of unreleased tracks

The work spans almost 10 years and several albums

Just two days ago (August 1), Drake announced a new compilation of unreleased tracks, Care Package, calling it: “Some of our most important moments together available in one place.” Yesterday (August 2) it was released, giving fans a chance to listen to some of the rapper’s songs that didn’t quite make it over the years.

Admittedly, a lot of these songs have already been made available to those willing to seek them out (mostly through less-than-reputable sources), but it’s good to see them all in one place. Commenters have celebrated the quality of the tracks, given that they evidently weren’t good enough (or not timed right) to be put out officially.

“I honestly wonder how it feels to scrape up your loosies put them on a playlist and have a classic album,” writes the rapper Guapdad 4000.

Care Package opens with Drake rapping over a sample from Jai Paul’s “BTSTU” – on “Dreams Money Can Buy” from 2011 – but the songs go back even earlier, to 2010’s “Paris Morton Music”. Elsewhere there are features from J Cole, Rick Ross, and the singer James Fauntleroy.