Young Money rapper Drake‘s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape was reportedly supposed to be a release from Atlanta’s DJ Drama.
According to mixtape site DatPiff’s Kyle “KP” Reilly, the overnight release initially had Drama’s name written all over it.
“Originally we [DatPiff] 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.” (HHDX)
Check out how many units the project sold on the next page…
Drake hopped onto his Instagram page to react to the project’s first-week numbers this week.
According to reports, the overnight project crushed its competition atop the sales chart.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late moved 535,000 units in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music, with pure album sales comprising 495,000 of that figure — all from digital downloads. (Billboard)
Rap star Big Sean admitted he made sure to contribute to Drizzy’s sales total in a recent interview.
But he did go out and support his friend Drake’s mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. “Yeah, of course. I bought it. I think it’s great. That’s the homie. I got nothin’ but love for them OVO boys. They my dogs right there.” (Rap-Up)