With this week’s leak of Drake‘s Thank Me Later, artists like Joe Budden, Game and Killer Mike have publicly critiqued the album.
Budden thinks Drake’s underground mixtape So Far Gone is better than his commercial effort.
“So far gone >>>>>>> Thank me later… By far.” (Joe Budden’s Twitter)
Game said he has been impressed by what the leaked record has offered so far.
“RT @YUNGBUCK3: Not really feelin Drake album, right now!!!! Maybe I need to listen to it more. “Cmon Son” ed lover voice… Give em a chance”
“The couple joints I heard on da kid r dope musically n lyrically, hope the album follows up the tape n singles.#hiphopneedsclassicmaterial”
“@YUNGBUCK3 I can dig it homie. Aint heard it yet but when I do u know I’m gone critique it n holla back.” (Game’s Twitter)
Killer Mike a.k.a. Mike Bigga accused Drake’s label, Universal Motown, of leaking his debut.
“If i got the bootleg of Drakes album shud i thank him now or wait till it drops and Thank him later…..lemme know?! Gone!”
“If any body see Drake i jus left the African Shop in the discount mall the Bootleggers say “Thank u now”! Gone.”
“Thank Universal for Leaking Drakes Album Now and I will Thank Drake Later. Gone on dem h*es!” (Killer Mike’s Twitter)
In light of the leak, Drake has released a statement acknowledging its illegal release.
“I gave away free music for years so we’re good over here…just allow it to be the soundtrack to your summer and ENJOY! JUNE 15th!” (Drake’s Twitter)
Check out T.I. predicting Drake’s first-week sales down below: