Drake Announces Weeknd Feature On ‘Take Care,’ Says “He’s One Of The Greatest Artists I’ve Ever Heard”


Billboard’s The Juice caught up with Drake at OVO Fest 2011, where he revealed that The Weeknd will be making an appearance on his upcoming Take Care.

“He’s one of the greatest artists I’ve ever heard,” Drake said. “To hear someone with an incredible body of work is very rare. It’s very inspiring. We formed OVOXO, which is taking over right now. I’m proud of him. He works real hard. He’s just an incredible person, [has] become a really close friend to me.”

Are we surprised? Not at all. Drake has been heavily cosigning his Toronto comrade for some time now, so it was only a matter of time before fate found them sharing studio time. All the fans need now is for Thursday to finally drop.

Take Care is slated for an October 24th release.—Stephanie Long