Living up to your word can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. Sure your intentions are there, but shit happens. I can’t count how many times I’ve told my mom I’d come see her and other things got in the way of me doing so. Or when I’ve made plans with friends and had to reschedule, or when I’ve simply just been too “sick” to go to work that day. The point is, we all flake in one case or another, and sometimes it’s completely justifiable.

 This habit has been happening in music for years. Dr. Dre probably leads the league in broken promises. His Detox album is pretty much equivalent to the existence of a dinosaur at this point. Remember when he was supposed to come out with a collaboration album with Ice Cube called Helter Skelter? Yeah barely. What about that I Can’t Feel My Face album from Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana? Or Scarface and Beanie Sigel’s Mac & Brad? Or how about Jay Electronica’s DEBUT album!? So yeah the list goes on. Drake is one of today’s leading men in hip hop, and he too has become familiar with the way of the flake. Sure, he’s churned out a ton of material to keep fans satisfied over the years, but I just can’t help thinking about the projects that could’ve been and how they’d effect his career now. Here is a list of projects that for one reason or another, Drake couldn’t deliver.

  • Drake: It’s Never Enough (R&B mixtape)
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Okay first of all, could you imagine the kind of memes that would’ve came about after the release of this project? What a loss. Around 2010, Drake announced he’d be releasing a full length R&B mixtape titled It’s Never Enough. Eventually the project got pushed to the side because he wanted to focus on making his sophomore album Take Care. “I feel like my mind is truly ready to make this next album NOW and I don’t want that feeling to escape me” he said at the time. I guess this one is justifiable, considering Take Care was a great album. I’m pretty sure this mixtape wouldn’t have featured Stevie Wonder on it either, so there.
 
  • Drake & Lil Wayne Collaborative album
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 Now this is one I had a hard time dealing with. These two together have offered us so many hits over the years and it would’ve been great to see them stunt on the grand scale of an LP. Word is, the release of a certain two other hip hop titans’ album made Drizzy and Wayne take a step back because they didn’t want it to look like a competition. Weeeaaaak. I still think this one would’ve been refreshing. Although Watch the Throne had it’s moments, it was so covered in money and just a tad too luxe. A Drake and Wayne album would’ve brought along a much needed balance.

  • Drake & Rick Ross: Y.O.L.O

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 Soon after the acronym took off thanks to their “Lord Knows” collab, Drake and Rick Ross announced they’d be releasing a project titled Y.O.L.O. They released a handful of excellent tracks together including “Made Men” “Free Spirit”, and “Stay Schemin.” The latter for which Drake let off one of his most impressive verses to date. Still, the album never surfaced as promised.  Shame, shame.
 
  • Drake: “Wu Tang Forever (remix)” featuring Wu Tang Clan
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Remember when Drake dropped “Wu Tang Forever” off his Nothing Was The Same album? Great track in my opinion, but die hard Wu fans thought it wasn’t a great representation track for the legendary crew. Soon afterwards though, word spread that a remix was in the works with the Wu but it never came to fruition. As for the reason, U-God said:

 
“We had to write it real fast. No lie, I probably had about six hours to write this thing. At the time, I wasn’t feeling woman-y — I was feeling hard as nails. So, I wrote him a hard as nail rhyme, and we was talking about something totally different, so the subject matter didn’t really mesh.”
 
But that’s not all. Around the same time, Drake was spotted in Harlem filming a video to the single that’s also somewhere in a vault waiting to be seen. The visual featured A$AP Rocky, and a few images even surfaced online.

 

  • Aaliyah Post Humous Album Executive Produced By Drake
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 Fans have been all too familiar with Drake’s fixation with Aaliyah over the years. The tattoo, the samples, the earpiece, so yeah we’re aware. In 2012 it was announced that Drake would be executive producing a new Aaliyah project, and the internet was not happy. After he dropped the first song that would be attached to the project titled “Enough Said,” Timbaland even stepped up and voiced his opinion on the impending album, saying:
 
“I know they trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if he do it, it should be with me and Missy. The proper way for him to do that would be for me, him and Missy to be all on the record.”


If any of these projects found their way on the net tomorrow, I’m sure there wouldn’t be complaints.
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