Drake fans are emotional after release of ‘Care Package’ album

On Thursday night, Toronto-born rapper/singer Drake announced a new album that will likely appease his biggest fans.

Care Package is a 17-track compilation of previously released B-sides and fan favorites that Canadian Teddy Pendergrass dropped between official releases. Interesting enough, the album is listed directly and only under the OVO (October’s Very Own) label. Cash Money, Young Money, or Frozen Moments LLC—all previously affiliated with Drake’s output—are nowhere in sight, which could be its own signaling on Drake’s future recording status.

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“Some of our most important moments together available in one place,” he explained via Instagram post. The album allows fans to stream loosies on a single (legal) digital document, including “Trust Issues,” “Jodeci Freestyle (feat. J. Cole),” “Paris Morton Music,” and “5 AM in Toronto.”

Of course, as could be predicted, the release elicited a bevy of hilarious social media responses, running through the gamut of lost-and-found emotions, notions of calling that old flame, and otherwise reckless romantic behavior from yesteryear.

Even NBA star and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had to chime in.

Even “Hot Girl Summer” was put on hiatus.

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One of the savvier social media users, Drake obvious knows what he doing. Care Package is a stroke of genius that will hold the faithful (and newbies) over until his next major release. Listen to Care Package below.

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Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.