Drake's Beats 1 Radio show looks like it's going to be a win for all of us, even if you don't have Apple Connect. On the first episode alone, which aired over the weekend, he debuted three new tracks that he appears on.
And, in classic Drake fashion, they're by artists that mainstream music listeners have probably never heard of: There's "Ojuelegba (Remix)," with Nigeria native Wizkid and the U.K.'s Skepta; "Sweeterman (Remix)," where he takes on Toronto native Ramriddlz's track; and "Drama," with Roy Wood$.
He's done this before, of course. Future, Migos and ILOVEMAKONNEN were all buzzing digitally and locally, but not the nationally known acts they've become, when Aubrey hopped on "Tony Montana," "Versace" and "Tuesday," respectively.
Each of his new tracks offer something a bit different from one another.
The most boastful of the bunch, this verse is also the only one that's strictly rapped. "It's gon' be a long long time 'fore we stop/ Boy better know, they better know who make the scene pop/ All I ever needed was a chance to get the team hot," he oozes.
Drizzy takes the reigns on this one on his own, singing his way through a catchy and explicit R&B jam: "She say I'm a sweeterman/ But she say that she don't need a man/ I say, 'Why don't we make an agreement, then'/ 'We can just f--k while we're being friends,'" he propositions.
Using his singy-rap flow here, Drake kicks a quick verse that delves into sweet spot of lady-influenced rhyming: "Every lost girl I know is over 26/ Every lost girl I know is just too afraid to admit it."
Hopefully there's even more new music on next week's show.