Drake Remixes The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends”: Listen
Once upon a time, The Weeknd was considered Drake‘s protégé. After meeting in 2009, the rapper put fans onto fellow Toronto native by posting “Wicked Games” on his blog, then working with him on sophomore album Take Care.
This week on his Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio, Drake realized that it was time to show some love to The Weeknd again. He freestyled over “Tell Your Friends,” the Kanye West-produced track off the crooner’s new album Beauty Behind the Madness, in which he makes sure that everyone knows just how far he has come: “I’m that nigga with the hair / singing ’bout popping pills, fucking bitches, living life so trill.”
But while The Weeknd made sure in “Tell You Friends” to emphasize that he’s earned his bragging rights, Drake’s free association verses aren’t nearly as confident. He addresses a woman who looks like iconic actress Jane Birkin (“Your body insane in person“), who has captured the artist’s attention despite him being surrounded by women (which, famous people problems, I guess) and thinking about how his friends back home managed to find love, when he hasn’t. Listen below.