New Music Alert: Drake Plans To Drop Five Unreleased Songs Before 2014
Would you like some (more) music? Good, because the holidays are approaching and Drake is in the giving spirit.
The Toronto rapper/singer, who is still riding the massive wave of his latest LP Nothing Was The Same, plans to dump a handful of songs from the stash sometime before the New Year’s ball drops—but only if you’re on your
best worst behavior.
OVO stans remember the four-song warmup Drake released on his blog back in June, which included his “Jodeci Freestyle” collaboration with J. Cole, and guest features on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Over Here” and Migos’ “Versace.” Drake says his new material will be rolled out in a similar fashion.
“Not an EP, but maybe a blog thing like how I did ‘Versace,’ ‘The Motion,’ all those in one night,” Drake says of his unreleased songs. “I’ll probably do ‘Trophies’ and three or four other records.”
Aside from the Hit-Boy produced track that Drake has previewed during his Would You Like A Tour? dates, he intends to include the remix to “Wu-Tang Forever,” which was first reported on VIBE.com back in September.
“[‘Wu-Tang Forever (Remix)’] will probably come out with all that stuff—I hope,” Drake adds. “It’s on 40. He has all the verses.”
There’s no word yet on what else Drizzy will bless fans with. Perhaps it’ll be an unreleased gem from “Worst Behavior” producer DJ Dahi, who says he provided other beats for NWTS before the album favorite came to fruition.
“There was another beat that they were actually working on that I did,” Dahi shares, adding that he hasn’t heard the instrumental with Drake’s vocals. “It would’ve sounded totally different from the album, it was a little more uptempo.”
OVO Sound producer Nineteen85, who co-produced “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Too Much,” also confirms that Drake is squatting on a ton of top-notch music.
“Drake probably has almost an album’s worth of stuff recorded that he could put out at any time,” says the Toronto producer. “Songs that basically are ready to go. And I’m not talking about throwaway records. I’m talking about finished songs that most artists would beg to have.”
85 adds: “People are always wondering, ‘Can Drake do it again?’ Yes! He has it and he’s ready to go if he’s comfortable.” —John Kennedy