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How The Internet Reacted To Drake's Surprise Album

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Once upon a time (last November), a loose-lipped shooting guard for the Toronto Raptors informed the world that a new Drake mixtape was coming, his first since 2009's So Far Gone, and everyone rejoiced.

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And then it happened.

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Many were caught off guard.

WHY THE FUCK AM I IN LINE FOR 50 SHADES WHEN DRAKE JUST DROPPED HIS ALBUM

Ira III, Part 1@irathethirdFollow

WHY THE FUCK AM I IN LINE FOR 50 SHADES WHEN DRAKE JUST DROPPED HIS ALBUM

11:15 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

EVERYONE GO CHECK ITUNES DRAKE JUST PUT OUT A WHOLE NEW ALBUM

Brian Knapp@brianknapp444Follow

EVERYONE GO CHECK ITUNES DRAKE JUST PUT OUT A WHOLE NEW ALBUM

11:05 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yes hi 911, drake just dropped an album & I have no iTunes money

Sam Collins@itsSamCollinsFollow

Yes hi 911, drake just dropped an album & I have no iTunes money

11:27 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Others were confused.

This Drake project a mixtape or an album? Whats this album in iTunes about?

Reaction Jackson@G_CoppoFollow

This Drake project a mixtape or an album? Whats this album in iTunes about?

11:13 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Is it a Drake mixtape or album? If it's a mixtape and he charging for it... ?

Fractal Jedi/Jediah@JediahFollow

Is it a Drake mixtape or album? If it's a mixtape and he charging for it... ?

11:12 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Not sure if that's an album or a mixtape. Drake's got me really confused on how ima illegally download his new music.

ben@chieftheloFollow

Not sure if that's an album or a mixtape. Drake's got me really confused on how ima illegally download his new music.

11:11 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Drake charging for a mixtape? Or is that the album?

BasketballGod™@Thirst22Follow

Drake charging for a mixtape? Or is that the album?

11:10 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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DRAKE JUST DROPPED A MIXTAPE/ALBUM IDK BUT OMG CANT LIVE LIFE RN

Isaiah@IsaiahFernande1Follow

DRAKE JUST DROPPED A MIXTAPE/ALBUM IDK BUT OMG CANT LIVE LIFE RN

11:07 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

(According to Drake's Thank Yous, it's a tape).

Around the world, those who couldn't access the album fell into a panic.

Drake's new album/mixtape he just dropped is only available on the US iTunes :(

Josh Zerker@ZerkaaHDFollow

Drake's new album/mixtape he just dropped is only available on the US iTunes :(

11:11 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

So, Mr. @Drake...you drop your album ONLY on the US iTunes then take it off soundcloud so I can't listen to it..are you coming for me?

Luke Elliott@LukeElliottSFollow

So, Mr. @Drake...you drop your album ONLY on the US iTunes then take it off soundcloud so I can't listen to it..are you coming for me?

11:51 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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While others wished Apple would use its magical album delivery powers for good.

Can iTunes put Drake's album on everyone's phone for free like they did that trash U2 album?

WORLD STAR FANS@WorldStarFunnyFollow

Can iTunes put Drake's album on everyone's phone for free like they did that trash U2 album?

11:53 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

So can Apple replace U2's album on my phone with Drake's ?

#lowkey @FU_imDiamondKFollow

So can Apple replace U2's album on my phone with Drake's ?

12:31 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Woulda much rather have had Drake's album automatically synced to my phone than U2 lol

Cierra Jaye'@MissThrillaFollow

Woulda much rather have had Drake's album automatically synced to my phone than U2 lol

12:04 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But, since it's Drake, there was mostly a lot of emotion.

OMG @DRAKE JUST DROPPED A 17 SONG ALBUM ON ITUNES DO U HEAR ME SCREAMING FROM JOY! 😭😍🙏 *plays on repeat for the next century*

Madison Pettis@madisonpettisFollow

OMG @DRAKE JUST DROPPED A 17 SONG ALBUM ON ITUNES DO U HEAR ME SCREAMING FROM JOY! *plays on repeat for the next century*

11:30 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Bought this Drake album on iTunes an hour ago and I'm still hopping in position like someone who got saved in church.

João Matthews@joaomatthews_Follow

Bought this Drake album on iTunes an hour ago and I'm still hopping in position like someone who got saved in church.

12:47 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

When @drake drops his album and you feel it too much. #ifyourereadingthisitstoolate

JaylinDunsonTv@TheJaylinDunsonFollow

When @drake drops his album and you feel it too much. #ifyourereadingthisitstoolate

1:40 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Drake would drop an album right before Valentine's Day

Kate Beckman@Kate_BeckmanFollow

Drake would drop an album right before Valentine's Day

11:51 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I just stopped thinking about my ex and then Drake drops his new album 😭

Feb 14th BDay@MIALILDAYFollow

I just stopped thinking about my ex and then Drake drops his new album

12:55 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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When you find out Drake just released a new album

Ridiculousness@WeLoveRobDyrdekFollow

When you find out Drake just released a new album

12:46 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

i can't listen to the new drake album because i've been feeling emotionally unstable

it me postpunkfranco@PastaVersaucyFollow

i can't listen to the new drake album because i've been feeling emotionally unstable

12:35 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

This Drake mixtape already got me wet no homo

Jayひ@CloutGodFollow

This Drake mixtape already got me wet no homo

11:33 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@Drake just dropped a surprise album on us like we don't got work in the morning: http://t.co/Q6qohENpYe 

BET@BETFollow

.@Drake just dropped a surprise album on us like we don't got work in the morning: http://t.co/Q6qohENpYe 

12:00 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Drake's new mixtape dropping tonight may change my life

Anthony @Jus_MethodzFollow

Drake's new mixtape dropping tonight may change my life

10:50 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

WHEN DRAKE DROPS A WHOLE 17 TRACK MIXTAPE RANDOMLY:

Drake Reactions@DrakeReactFollow

WHEN DRAKE DROPS A WHOLE 17 TRACK MIXTAPE RANDOMLY:

11:44 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many early reviews were positive.

Drake new mixtape 🔥🔥🔥 of course

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This @Drake album is dope. 6 songs in. I Definitely fuck with it.

Shaheem Reid@ShaheemReidFollow

This @Drake album is dope. 6 songs in. I Definitely fuck with it.

1:23 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Firm believer that Drake gets better with each album; he's just BETTER on NWTS than he was on Take Care. And look, he's better than ever now

Jason Lipshutz@jasonlipshutzFollow

Firm believer that Drake gets better with each album; he's just BETTER on NWTS than he was on Take Care. And look, he's better than ever now

12:48 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I Guess Drake Tryna Have Mixtape & Album Of The Year 😳🔥🔥🔥🔥

Bitch I'm August 66k@Ya_Boy_CrumpFollow

I Guess Drake Tryna Have Mixtape & Album Of The Year

12:16 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

lil kids gon be playin the new drake mixtape at lunch tomorrow like

Liza Dye@lizadyeFollow

lil kids gon be playin the new drake mixtape at lunch tomorrow like

2:02 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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But not all of them.

Alright I'm going to say it, this was the first drake mixtape I've been disappointed in

Charlie Blas Jr @ChiloteCharlieFollow

Alright I'm going to say it, this was the first drake mixtape I've been disappointed in

12:46 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Drake mixtape was alright… I'll wait for the album

kel@markellallen_Follow

Drake mixtape was alright… I'll wait for the album

2:43 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

This Drake mixtape/album is hardly cohesive. These are nothing but throwaway tracks.

-@InJoshITrustFollow

This Drake mixtape/album is hardly cohesive. These are nothing but throwaway tracks.

2:13 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite