Drake Future 'What A Time To Be Alive' Lyrics
Drake Future 'What A Time To Be Alive' Lyrics
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Drake And Future Address Meek Mill, Ciara, Karrueche And More On ‘What A Time To Be Alive’

You might need to run these lyrics back on Drake and Future's 'What A Time To Be Alive.'

By now, if you have Internet access, you are aware that two very famous rappers have dropped a joint mixtape.

On a special edition of his OVO Sound Beats 1 radio show, Drake proceeded to place the Web on tilt by premiering What A Time To Be Alive, his surprise (but not-so-surprise) collaborative effort with Future. Featuring tracks that are both trap and twerk-worthy, the duo manages to slip a line or two in about a few hot topics.

With drama surrounding his breakup with Ciara, it sounds like Mr. Hendrix dedicates a couple of bars to the touchy subject. And Drizzy – whose name has been a trending topic more often than not – seems to employ slick bars about Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, his winning relationship with Serena Williams, Diddy, and whether or not he needs a ghostwriter. He may have even addressed the ever-pertinent issue of police brutality. And of course, both Drake and Future take jabs at Meek Mill.

Here are 12 lines from What A Time To Be Alive that you may have to run back.

This for my niggas on that bullshit and that nonsense,
This for my dawgs that go Karrueche with the chopsticks
– Drake (“Live From The Gutter”)

The pen is working if you niggas need some ghost lines
– Drake (“30 for 30 Freestyle”)

Kids'll lose their lives, got me scared of losing mine
And if I hold my tongue about it, I get crucified
– Drake (“30 for 30 Freestyle”)

When the higher-ups have all come together as a collective
With conspiracies to end my run and send me a message
– Drake (“30 for 30 Freestyle”)

When you say you love a nigga do you really mean it?
– Future (“Digital Dash”)

I’m Harlem shaking through the pressure
I might put Diddy on my next shit
– Drake (“Digital Dash”)

Just walked in with a girl that’s making triple what I’m making, what an entrance
– Drake (“Digital Dash”)

You just a battle rapper, I'm an official trapper
Niggas be droppin' subliminals nigga, they're just some jibber jabber
– Future (“Big Rings”)

I know them tears still falling down on my last bitch
– Future (“Live From The Gutter”)

I watched my broad give up on me like I'm average
I went back inside the attic count it up and started laughing, ha
I went back inside the attic count it up and started laughing, ha
– Future (“Live From The Gutter”)

If I can give everything back to you
All this passion I got, all I ever needed
For me to move on and succeed
For me to move on and succeed
Jealousy, envy and greed
Too much of that shit I don't need it
– Future (“Scholarships”)

Fuck all the opps and the shots that they send
I let off first then I let off again
You will not hear from them ever again
– Drake (“Change Locations”)

I know I'mma get my bitch back, woooah
– Future (“Jumpman”)

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Live from New York City’s Playstation Theatre, the stage was set with two throne-like chairs as Mill and Wilson's fans began to swarm through the packed house. Loaded with fans from Philly, Jersey and NYC alike, the crowd was buzzing in anticipation for Meek’s grand arrival. Introduced by Wilson, the veteran journalist briefed in-house and live-streamed listeners with his relationship with the Philly rapper, discussing the many times the two have linked “from the MMG days to now.”

“It’s just amazing to see how he’s continued to fight this adversity and continued to deliver great music,” says Wilson, engaging in a back and forth conversation with the crowd. “When you put out a title and say you’re going to name your album Championships, you better deliver,” Wilson continues. “And he delivered.”

Appearing on stage sporting a mid-length fur coat and glistening jewels, Meek and Wilson exchange a quick embrace as the live audience jumps to its feet to welcome their champion. Taking his experience to lean into activism, Meek engaged in a 90-minute conversation with the journalist, answers fan-questions and candidly tell his story as he sees fit.

But as tabloid fate would have it, one of the sole stories to come out of the meaningful conversation was his awkward date with then-girlfriend Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and Beyonce. The memories Meek decided to share like adorable moments with his son, his newfound position in the battle for criminal justice reform and recording Championships fell to the wayside.

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1. Meek's Best Day in Jail Included a Visit From Kevin Hart

Meek's final day in jail was similar to the others. He woke up, successfully avoided jail food by making his morning oatmeal and knew his day was heading in a good direction when he won five consecutive ping pong games against his daily opponent– who want the smoke?

After heading back to his cell, Meek's day got a whole lot better when Kevin Hart and 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin had pulled up on him by surprise. "They come on the block and I was like, 'Man come in my cell and see how this sh*t look,'" Meek starts. "So Kevin Hart and Mike, they come in the cell and they like 'It's not that bad,' they tryna make me feel good, I'm like 'The hell you mean it's not that bad? I got my boxers hanging up on the f**king string'" the rapper jokingly recalls. After the much-needed hour-long visit, Meek returned to his daily jailhouse activities when he learned that he would be released from jail within hours. What a day.

2. Friends and Family Would Send Him IG Post Printouts Through Mail

When Meek packed his cell to go home, he had over 10,000 photos to sift through since his tribe brought the world of Instagram to him through the mail. "I used to tell everybody like, 'Yo, just send me everything that's going on on Instagram, I wanna see everything that's  going on in life.'"

The rapper separated his photos by importance, keeping the photos of his family in a separate pile with his other pile (filled with pictures of all the IG models and famous ladies) holding a different level of importance to those who stood behind bars with him. "It was valuable cause some guys in there they got 25 years in this s**t, they ain't never see the fake a**es yet and the girls with the new bodies, so you know, they all in my cell like, 'What's up with these pictures?'"

3. He Purposely Steered Away From Lending Tekashi 6ix9ine Advice

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On a more serious note, Meek speaks on the real issue he had with 6ix9ine, sharing his concern for the 22-year-old's habits in starting drama with some of hip-hop's most dangerous faces. "With my music, I wanted to reach all of 'em," he said, explaining how when the music speaks for itself, you don't need to ensue controversy to sell records.

4. His 7-Year-Old Son Already Has a Rapper Name

Give it 10 years and we might see Meek Mill's son on the Billboard charts. Answering a fan question about "Lil Drip," Meek clarifies that Lil Drip is actually his son Papi's, rapper name. "Sometimes I be in the studio I be like 'Yo, I give you $500 if you go in the booth and rap right now and he just go in the booth and lay it.'" Sampling a few adorable bars, Meek reveals that his son consistently shocks him with his material, bringing up some of the most trivial experiences he's shared with Meek.

"He be like, 'Private jet/ Who I met/ Ben Simmons/ That's a bet,'" spits Meek, referring to a previous birthday trip he's taken with Papi.

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