“He came up to us and he started naming songs off the mixtape. That was crazy, if Drake came up to you naming songs of your mixtape, how you gon’ feel?” TakeOff told MTV News, recalling the time the group met Drizzy backstage at Atlanta’s Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash on June 15.
Migos is composed of TakeOff, Quavo and Offset, who was in jail at the time of the interview. Their breakout mixtape, Y.R.N. (Young Rich N—as), dropped on June 13 and features stand-out tracks like “Bando” (an ode to selling drugs out of abandoned building), the super-repetitive “Hannah Montana” and the Gucci Mane-assisted auto-tuned “Dennis Rodman.” Still, it’s the Drake remix to “Versace,” which has had fans in a frenzy since Drizzy dropped it on June 22, a week after meeting Migos at Birthday Bash.
Without the guest verse, the Zaytoven-produced bouncy banger has all the right ingredients for a summertime hip-hop hit. The sparse keys, rolling drums work beautifully with the infectious chorus, which is just a repetitive chant promoting the luxurious clothing brand: “Versace, Versace, Versace.”
The added Drake verse was the icing on the southern-baked cake. “Versace, Versace, Medusa head on me like I’m ’luminati/ This is a gated community, please get the f— off the property,” Drizzy starts off spitting before ending: “I’m trying to give Halle Berry a baby and no one can stop me.”
“We kept hearing that [Drake] wanted to work with us and we ain’t believe it,” Quavo told us, crediting Atlanta music exec Coach K with the hook-up. “We sent him ’Versace,’ we sent him another song that’s not on the mixtape, that’s an exclusive track.”