By Rob Markman
Drake and Rick Ross have been teasing a joint mixtape for a few months now, and while there’s still been no update on a release date, the Toronto rapper is now considering a new name for the project, thanks to an over saturation of ’Y.O.L.O.’
“That title has become so … it’s like an epidemic. So I hope by the time we finish it, it would still hold weight and substance,” Drake told MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway of the mixtape title, which stands for “You Only Live Once.” “We might have to call it something different now ’cause that’s just so attached to ’The Motto.’ ”
What was originally slated as an iTunes bonus song on Drizzy’s Take Care ended up one of the biggest singles from his sophomore project. “The Motto,” which also features Lil Wayne, peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Songs chart, and thanks to its hook, popularized the phrase “Y.O.L.O.” or “You Only Live Once.” “Now she wants a photo/ You already know, though/ You only live once/ That’s the motto, n—a, Y.O.L.O.,” Drake spits on the track’s hook.
Both Drizzy and Rozay have confirmed they’ve already recorded a number of tracks for the tape, but the project is not complete. Ross believes the tape would be so big that it could actually be a retail release rather than a free download online.
“It’s official, the music is most definitely official,” Ross told “RapFix Live” during an appearance back in November. “But, me being a boss, I’m trying to find a way that we could put that on the shelves for the world, baby. But it’s most definitely official.”