And you thought that today was going to be an average morning, where nothing would happen besides the entire day of work that you have to get through before you can go see Fifty Shades of Grey in the early afternoon like the rest of the world who can't do midnight screenings. However, Drake had different plans for all of us, plans that Beyoncé set a precedent for in 2013. That's right: Drake dropped a surprise album in the middle of the night. It's not his upcoming album, Views From The 6, which we are all still waiting with mindless anticipation for, but the mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, is already on Spotify and iTunes for our enjoyment. And, as you might imagine, the fans are losing their minds.
Drake's album hasn't broken iTunes yet, not the way that Beyoncé's did, but he does have several trending topics all to himself on Twitter under which fans have been babbling about how great the album is and how Drake has taken a horrible day like Friday the 13th and turned it into the best day of the month. Now you have something to listen to on your way to see Fifty Shades of Grey besides the actual soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey, you guys. But, if you don't believe me about the massive buzz that Drake is getting in only eight hours since the album's release, check out what the fans are saying.
These are, of course, common problems that every Drake fan is forced to face whenever the rapper releases new music — even when it's not a surprise. You're late for work because you obviously couldn't leave the house before you downloaded the album. Nothing anyone says to you has an appropriate response that isn't a lyric that comes straight from a new Drake song. And don't even get me started on how many friends you'll lose when you have to start categorizing the people in your life in terms of "Those Who Have Heard The New Drake Album" and "Those Who Haven't Heard The New Drake Album." It's like the Backstreet Boys v. *NSYNC battles of the '90s. There is only one right answer if someone expects to stay friends with you.
But it's not just Drake who is pulling hilarious and positive comments out of the fans. Their reaction to the actual album itself is overwhelmingly positive — and overwhelmingly hilarious.
The consensus appears to be that Drake has achieved a move of complete triumph right now. Not Beyoncé level triumphs, but it's only been a few hours since the album dropped. Until the rest of the Drake fans get home from work to listen to the album, or find ways to sneak into the nearest private room with an iPhone and a set of headphones, we'll have to take these early reactions as all the evidence we need to get our hands on Drake's mixtape as soon as possible.