Drake, Dark Lane Demo Tapes (Republic)
With the promise of his sixth official studio album coming this summer, Drake offers a new “mixtape” while we wait. Dark Lane Demo Tapes is a compilation of songs that leaked online prematurely throughout the year. If an album is an in-season game, this could be likened to exhibition. No matter the stakes of the game, the Toronto titan brings top athleticism to every track. With only 14 tracks, Dark Lane accomplishes more than other recent Drake outings in less time, displaying Aubrey Graham’s wellroundedness on drill, R&B and trap-flavored tunes. 7/10
Trial Track “Chicago Freestyle” (feat. Giveon)
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