Yep, it's here. Drake's next album Nothing Was the Same leaked tonight, nine days ahead of its scheduled Sept. 24 release. Twitter had buzzed all afternoon with rumors that the leak was imminent—and for once, the hivemind was right. (As far as major leaks go, NWTS comes far earlier than the year's other highly anticipated album, Yeezus, which managed to stay locked down 'till four days before its sale.)
Downloads can be found on Twitter; many are password-protected.
One of the tracks that's certain to get a certain amount of attention is "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2," a Drake-Jay Z collab that includes Jigga reworking Kanye's famous "sunglasses and Advil" line as "Last night was mad trill, I'm fresh out of Advil, Jesus grab the wheel." So a little Carrie Underwood influence, too.
And as for the more ballad-esque Drake songs, well, they seem to be having their intended effect.
Expect a high volume of ex's calling thanks to Drake's album leak.— Kirkland (@KirkCobain_) September 16, 2013
I wanna downloads drakes new album, but I don't feel like calling my ex tonight either— 1998 Acid God (@JavierTheRapper) September 16, 2013
Drake music make y'all feel like calling up your ex from 3rd grade— lewiSmith® (@FYFB_StarrLife) September 15, 2013