Drake released a new project, Care Package, just in time for this year’s OVO Festival, and he gave this collection the Michael Jordan treatment.
Meaning, he re-released some of his classic work. Many Drake fans, including myself, were actually happy about this project because if you didn’t already have it illegally downloaded, then you no longer have to go to Soundcloud or YouTube to take a trip to 2011.
The Care Package included a slew of “unreleased” songs like “The Motion,” “How Bout Now,” “Trust Issues,” and more as well as his classic J. Cole and Rick Ross collaborations.
But before he was propelled to superstardom following the release of his breakthrough Take Care, Drake created the perfect tracks to get you in your feelings and we love him for it.
I’m sure there are a number of reasons, like beat/sample clearances, why a lot of other timeless hits wasn’t included in the Care Package, but here’s the Two Bees Care Package:
1. “Messages From You” is less than two minutes long and it still slaps! Try not to text your ex after listening to this.
2. Drizzy remixed Ramriddlz’s infamous “Sweeterman” track about three years ago and it didn’t take off the way I think it should’ve.
3. Before Jhene Aiko became mainstream, she loaned her vocals to Drake for this sultry track that’s good at any time of the year.
4. “What If I Kissed You” certainly should’ve been re-mastered and featured on this project.
5. Now we know Aaliyah’s estate do not play with their baby girl, so who knows how Drake got his hands on these vocals but it was appreciate for those who’s missing the late singer.
6. After Drake released “Enough Said” in 2012, he followed up with another Aaliyah-assisted single, titled “Talk is Cheap.” Her frequent songwriter, Static Major was also featured on it. The two Aaliyah features was supposed to be included on a now-abandoned project backed by the 6 God that Babygirl’s family shut down.
7. Drake joined forces with James Fauntleroy to deliver this sexy single that’s perfect for the late night sneaky links.
8. Before Drake was a mere feature on the Jamie Foxx version, the song belonged to him. But we love Jamie Foxx at Two Bees Entertainment, so we weren’t mad at the swap.
9. If you never watched Degrassi on the N and used to see Drake’s music video for “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songz in-between commercials then you’re too young to be reading this! This was his debut to music after hanging up his acting cape.