For Drake So Loved the World That He Gave His Only Begotten Care Package

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Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment has evolved into a cultural cornerstone, but there was a time and place where the now-iconic imprint was dismissed as an ominous purgatory where promising careers went to die.

Then along came Drake, who went on to sell over 150 million records, collect too many awards to kept track of, and unquestionably replace Busta Rhymes and Jay-Z as the lord and masters of the summer anthem; the legacy of Young Money Entertainment has been completely rewritten.

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All hail Wheelchair Jimmy.

Now a little over a decade in the game, October’s Very Own is the undisputed champion of this rap shit. So to commemorate his ascension—and unprecedented dominance—the Toronto Raptors’ unofficial mascot released Care Package on Friday, which finally provides a home to an assortment of tracks he’s surrendered throughout the years that were never included on any of his official releases. (It’s also an excuse for Drake to spend another summer bullying his friends and foes alike on the Billboard charts yet again.)

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Dreams Money Can Buy
2. The Motion
3. How Bout Now
4. Trust Issues
5. Days In The East
6. Draft Day
7. 4pm In Calabasas
8. 5am In Toronto
9. I Get Lonely
10. My Side
11. Jodeci Freestlye (Feat. J. Cole)
12. Club Paradise
13. Free Spirit (Feat. Rick Ross)
14. Heat Of The Moment
15. Girls Love Beyoncé (Feat. James Fauntleroy)
16. Paris Morton Music
17. Can I (Feat. Beyoncé)

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As a devout disciple of the Church of Drake in a past life, I feel some kind of way that “9am in Dallas” and “You Know, You Know” are nowhere to be found. But I’ll blame his head, not his heart, and proceed to spend the rest of the summer hearing this shit at every pool party and stop light like everyone else.

Feel free to get your fix below.

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Jay Connor

Menace to supremacy. Founder of Extraordinary Ideas and co-host and producer of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Impatiently waiting for ya'll to stop putting sugar in grits.