Drake fans woke up this morning to something new. No, it wasn't the new music that we've all been expecting, but instead a 14-minute short film titled "Jungle." In it, Drizzy rolled around his native Toronto, kicked it with friends, put his Canadian accent on display and showcased some new tunes with the film's soundtrack. But what does it all mean?
The release of "Jungle" only intensified rumors that the boy was planing to drop music very soon. Esteemed hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson reported via his Twitter account that new Drake music was going today and that the title of the project is If You're Reading This It's Too Late, but still we have no official confirmation from the OVO camp.
It's unlikely that Drake will give much more warning if he decides to drop a free mixtape, his first since 2009, but here are five reasons why now is the perfect time for a new Drizzy project.
So Far Gone Was Released Exactly 6 Years AgoOVO
Everything changed on Feb. 13, 2009 because that was the day Drake dropped the mixtape that made him a star. If Drizzy wants to fully represent "the 6," his code name for Toronto, then celebrating the six-year anniversary of his breakout mixtape would be a perfect way to do it.
It's NBA All-Star WeekendGetty Images
Every major rapper is going to flock to New York City for the NBA's All-Star weekend. If Drake drops a new mixtape this weekend he'll be the talk of the town and will surely get major props from all his peers.
So Kanye West Doesn't Get All The ShineGetty Images
Yeezy is having quite the week, he stole the show at the Grammys and hit NYC with a fashion show for his new Adidas clothing line and sneakers. C'mon Drake, you can't let one rapper have all this power.
Because We Need AnswersMike Coppola / Getty Images
Since Drake doesn't do very many interviews any more and he hardly tweets, the only way we really hear from the Boy is when he is rapping or singing. What does Drizzy have to say about Diddy or Lil Wayne's Cash Money drama? We need answers man.
Studies Show Drake's Music Makes The World A Better PlaceGetty Images
OK, so there's actually no study that proves that Drake's music makes the world a better place, but ask yourself: Have you ever been unhappy when you hear a Drake song on the radio? If you don't count all the songs that make us sad, then the answer is no!