Listen to OG Ron C’s Chopped Not Slopped Version of ‘What a Time To Be Alive’
Drake's relationship with the city of Houston has been strangely contentious. The Toronto-bred MC has had great success working with the city's artists, to the point where he now hosts an Appreciation Week full of local art and exhibitions. However, he was recently dissed by Sauce Walka, a member of the Sauce Twinz, who finds his presence, well, worrisome. But this has to be a vigorous stamp of approval: today (Sept. 30), a chopped-not-slopped version of Drake and Future's What a Time To Be Alive hit the internet, purpled-out cover and all. Helmed by OG Ron C, the legendary DJ and Swishahouse co-founder, the tape is uploaded as one 54-minute mp3, pitched-down vocals and skull-warping bass intact. Stream it in its entirety below courtesy of Audiomack.
Earlier this year, Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late mixtape got the same treatment. That project's original version is, to borrow a phrase, already platinum, the first rap record in 2015 to do so. Recently, Drake hit another milestone to solidify his commercial domination, becoming the fourth artist in music history to land 100 singles in Billboard's top 100. (The only rapper outpacing him is his mentor and label mate--well, for now--Lil Wayne.) Future has enjoyed a near-unprecedented run of critical and commercial acclaim; What a Time is his fourth project this year, and sixth in the last two. He's featured on the cover of XXL's fall issue.