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Album: Young Money: The Rise of an Empire (2013)
Charted: 50
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Songfacts®:

  • This bombastic, horn-heavy celebratory number was first previewed as an instrumental in a short trailer for Drake's Nothing Was the Same album. Drizzy's DJ also shared a snippet with fans during the rapper's October 2013 Would You Like a Tour? stop in Brooklyn. The song didn't make the final cut for the record as the Toronto MC couldn't finish it in time, but he eventually made the tune available on December 29th. Speaking with Jian Ghomenshi on Canada's CBC Radio about Nothing Was The Same, Drake said that rather than recording a huge amount of tracks, only to slowly whittle them down, he takes the opposite approach. "I'm not a guy that does 40 songs for a project and picks 13 of them," said the Toronto MC. "If I'm gonna go as far as to track over a beat, I usually have the utmost faith in it that it'll end up somewhere."

    "I don't really dispose of too many songs," Drake added. "I have stuff that didn't make this album definitely, but I don't have 20 or 30 of them - I have four or five records that just didn't make it because I was trying to keep it concise and whatever I end up doing with those, I'll do with them."
  • Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis (Kanye West and Jay-Z's "Niggas in Paris," Rihanna's "Watch N' Learn," Nicki Minaj's "I Am Your Leader") supplied the thunderous beat. The producer originally sent the instrumental to Childish Gambino but the rapper didn't use it so he dispatched the beat instead to Drake. Hagler and Drizzy's go-to man, Noah "40" Shebib, also have production credits.

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