What a Time to Be Alive is a collaborative commercial mixtape by Canadian recording artist Drake and American recording artist Future. It was released on September 20, 2015, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Epic Records, Republic Records, A1 Records, OVO Sound, and Freebandz. What a Time to Be Alive was supported by Drake and Future's previous collaboration on the single "Where Ya At". As friends, they originally planned to record a mixtape together earlier in the year; the project never fully materialized. However, during recording sessions for "Where Ya At", the duo began working on the project, beginning in July. The mixtape was extensively produced by Metro Boomin, as well as also being produced by Southside, Boi-1da and 40, among others. It was released on the iTunes Store and Apple Music, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.