Drake Teams Up With Stevie Wonder For A Handful Of ‘Take Care’ Tracks

Idolator Staff | August 1, 2011 12:00 pm

Stevie Wonder now has something in common with Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. (Apart from great hair!) Like those ladies, the 61-year-old soul legend can now add a collaboration — or six — with Drake to his list. It turns out the “I Just Called To Say I Love You” singer has been a long-time supporter of Drizzy and jumped at the chance to hit the studio with the Canadian MC on his upcoming LP Take Care. See what the “Marvin’s Room” brooder had to say about working with the braided trailblazer below.

The headline-maker told MuchMusic: “Stevie Wonder is a very close friend of mine. I’m honored to call him a friend, someone who embraced me very early in this music business. Stevie Wonder is actually on Take Care. He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me, listened to my music, told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing, and not only that but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience.”

The hook-up was so fruitful that they ended up writing six songs together. “So I hit him, asked him to come by, and with no hesitation he hit me back like ‘I will be there.’ Not only that, but he was supposed to do two songs and he did like, six. It was incredible.”

See pics of the unlikely duo live on stage at Canada’s OVO music festival here.

[Via Rap Radar]