Wanna Know
by Dave (featuring Drake)

Album: Single release only (2016)
Charted: 51
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Songfacts®:

  • David Santan is an English rapper, from Streatham, South London, who records under the name of Dave. He came to many people's attention when Drake jumped on a remix of this song and premiered it in October 2016 on OVO Sound Radio.
  • Asked during an interview with DJ Semtex on OVO Sound Radio, how the song came to his attention, Drake replied:

    "I don't know what the YouTube account is, there's just like this guy that compiles, he'll be like here's 50 songs you need to now from Chicago, here's 50 songs you need to know from Toronto, I usually, I'm always watching the Toronto ones to know who's got new tunes in our city, cos I always pay attention. And then he did a London one, so I was watching it and honestly I had my phone on my chest and I was falling asleep, I had my headphones in and I was 37,38 minutes in and the Dave song started and I kinda woke up and looked at the screen and it says the title underneath. So I exited out of it and I went on and listened to the song and I was like yo this song is so good, I don't know who the kid is, I'm praying that he's a good yout and I'm praying.. cos sometimes these guys get, you never know who you're showing love to, sometimes these guys get weird on you, you know.

    So I heard this record and I hit Oliver right away, whenever I need to get in touch with anyone right away, I always hit Oliver. So I said yo, this kid from London, you gotta find out about him, cos I really want the beat, I wanna do a remix and so it ends up that Morgan ends up knowing who manages him. So yeah we just put it together like that and then on top of it the cherry on top was just everyone was like 'yo that kids just a good good yout, he's a good kid' and so yeah I just did it, sent it back to him, I played it on OVO Sound radio, we put it up on Apple Music and all that. I was great man, it was just a great moment for all of us."
  • When Dave Santan booked tickets to see Drake in Amsterdam in May 2016, he couldn't have known his life was about to change.

    "We were only going for a friend's birthday, but then his management rang and said he wanted to remix my song 'Wanna Know,'" the rapper recalled to NME. "The show was canceled but we got to meet him out there. The entire night is a blur."

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