In 2015, Drake and Future gave fans a taste of what their blended musical styles can produce. The rappers debuted their first collaborative mixtape, What a Time to Be Alive (WATTBA), which boasted songs like “Jumpman,” “Diamonds Dancing,” “Big Rings,” and more bass-heavy melodies.
Now, the duo reportedly have plans to recreate that moment when they teased a possible sequel to WATTBA. During Drake’s London concert, Future was also in attendance and recorded a video with Drizzy to hint at the possible body of tunes.
In a video message, Drake says “we gotta cook that up. That 2,” to which Future replies, “It’s already cooked up. Top secret.” In the coming weeks, hopefully, more details will surface.
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) April 5, 2019
Predominantly produced by Metro Boomin, the beatsmith highlighted how the initial project came to be in an interview with Rap Radar Podcast.
“We shot the ‘Where Ya At’ video a few months ago. That same year, it was two times before that that I saw Drake,” he said, per Complex. “Like, we’d be in the studio and he’d be like, ‘Yo, we gotta do that tape.’ But he’d be laughing. I don’t know he’d be serious. Like, he would just be talking about me and him. I don’t know what he was talking about. Then we got to the ‘Where Ya At’ video and the conversation came up again. He was telling Future and Esco, ‘Yeah, I’ve been telling Metro let’s do the tape.’ I was like, ‘Oh sh*t. Alright, this ni**a is pretty serious.’ He was like, ‘F**k it, we gonna come to Atlanta.’ And two weeks later, we had the studio [Tree Sound] rented out for like six days.”