What a Time to Be Alive was just played back to back by Drake on the latest episode of OVO Sound Radio. Metro Boomin and DJ Esco were not live in the mix, as was previously expected; instead, Drizzy was the show's emcee for the night.

He started things off with a little mix, playing tracks from lesser-knowns like Kodak Black and UK group Section Boyz, as well as new exclusives, including a PartyNextDoor remix of "Blasé" and a chopped & screwed version of "Hotline Bling." 

He then started playing the album, and after going through all 11 tracks, ran it back once more. 

Though neither Freebandz affiliate was live in the booth with Drake, Metro was the executive producer and the album was expertly mixed by DJ Esco. Check out the tracklist and the full production credits here

As promised, the album (NO mixtape -- sorry fam) is now available exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music.

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