Used To

Album: If You're Reading This It's Too Late (2015)
Charted: 84
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Songfacts®:

  • Drake teamed up with Lil Wayne for this If You're Reading This It's Too Late cut. Originally on Weezy's Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape, this version features a new Drake verse as well as a fresh intro and outro by Houston rapper Riff Raff.
  • The beat was supplied by 18-year-old Canadian producer WondaGurl, who two years previously provided the instrumentation for Jay-Z's track "Crown." The teenager used Instragram's direct message feature to get her music over to Drake. "I made the beat at my house and then I finished it at a studio," Wundagurl told MTV News. "When I finished it, I sent Drake a video through Instagram, through the Direct Message that they have on there. I sent him the video and asked, 'Would you rap on this?' He said it was really hard, but to send it. So, I sent it and it turned into ['Used To']."
  • Drake has a poke at Kendrick Lamar during this song.

    They gon' say your name on them airwaves
    They gon' hit you up right after like it's only rap.


    Kendrick Lamar called out Drake by name during his verse on Big Sean's "Control" in 2013 along with a slew of other rappers. Lamar said it's only rap, but Drake still took offense to the namecheck.
  • Big Sean was also supposed to be on this track but he recorded his verse too late so his contribution didn't make it on the album.

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