June 9th, 2010
11:47 AM ET
Eminem just released the video for the first single from his “Recovery” album on Sunday, but by Monday all 16 tracks from the record leaked online. It wasn’t supposed to debut in stores until June 22.
The same thing happened with Drake’s “Thank Me Later." Although it feels like singles from Drake’s highly anticipated LP have been slowly leaking across the Internet forever (no pun intended), the album has been available for Web listeners in its entirety for about a week now.
Even though you’ve probably already made copies of it to hand out to your friends for no charge, Drake isn’t bothered by it. He tweeted last Wednesday, “I gave away free music for years, so we're good over here....Just allow it to be the soundtrack to your summer and ENJOY!”
Have you listened to either yet? And since it's already available for free, will you still show your support and buy them?
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