Drake originally dropped "The Motion" on June 22, 2013, on the OVO blog alongside "Jodeci Freestyle
" (featuring J. Cole), Patynextdoor's "Over Here," and his remix of Migos's "Versace
." It was later included on the Best Buy deluxe version of Nothing Was the Same
as a special Best Buy "exclusive" bonus track, and removed from Drake's SoundCloud.
"The Motion" was re-released in 2019 on all major streaming platforms as a part of Care Package
, a collection of older Drake songs released to all music streaming platforms.