Drake’s surprise album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, was allegedly supposed to be a free mixtape… but his label wasn’t having it.
The founder of popular free mixtape site Datpiff (referred to as KP) revealed the news in an interview with HipHopDX. KP says the Drake album was going to be released on Datpiff, but label Cash Money said no.
It was rumored that Drake released the album/mixtape to satisfy a contractual requirement with Cash Money. Lil Wayne has been vocal about his desire to leave the label, saying he wants to take Drake and Nicki Minaj with him.
KP says the album did count towards the contract requirement, and this is why Drake agreed to take the album to retail.
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