In 2014, Drake helped several artists bolster their hip-hop status by jumping on joints like Migos' 'Versace,' ILOVEMAKONNEN's 'Tuesday' and YG's 'Who Do Love.' Now the rap superstar is going back to where he started from -- the mixtape circuit -- and dropping a new project of his own -- before his album arrives.

According to Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Drizzy is planning to drop a new mixtape in January 2015. In an interview with NBA TV, the baller revealed that he would get first dibs of Drake's new mixtape before he releases it to the public.

"It’s incredible having that type of artist of his magnitude be able to support us the way he do,” said DeRozen of Drake, who is the team’s Global Ambassador. “Because he definitely really do support us; it’s not just for show. He come in the locker room, [we] talk to him. I talked to him the other night. Actually, he said he wants to give me his mixtape that comes out in January."

Now, if this is true, this will be Drake's first free mixtape since 2009’s 'So Far Gone,' which helped launch his career as a mainstream superstar. And given his previous track record of dropping exclusive joints, you know this is going to be a hot mixtape.

On top of that, the '0 to 100' MC is releasing his fourth album, 'Views from the 6,' tentatively in the spring.

So get ready because it looks like 2015 is going to be a bountiful year musically for the OVO team.

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