Where Ya At

Album: DS2 (2015)
Charted: 28
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • The third track on DS2 (abbreviation for Dirty Sprite 2), this contains the only feature on the album with a verse contributed by Future's touring pal Drake.
  • The song is an ode to the no new friends motto that Drake lives by. It finds Future addressing all those new people who have started hanging around him since he's become famous. He ponders on the loyalty of these fake friends by repetitively asking, "Where ya ass was at, dog, when..."

    Drake spits the second verse continuing the same theme when he questions where these fake friends were when he was starting from the bottom, before he took over the city.
  • Future's original plan for DS2 was to make an album without any guests. "I didn't want to go back into the whole thing of asking somebody to get on the album," he explained. "I wanted everybody to feel positive energy and let the album be about the music and it wasn't about features."

    The only possible exception he foresaw was Drake on this track. However, Future and his people didn't actively pursue the Toronto MC - it was Drake who contacted them. "Drake called me," he explained. "He was like, 'You turn the album in yet?' I was like, 'Nah.' Organically, it just happened, I feel like. It was just meant to happen."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

Grateful Dead Characters

Grateful Dead CharactersMusic Quiz

Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?

Director Mark Pellington ("Jeremy," "Best Of You")

Director Mark Pellington ("Jeremy," "Best Of You")Song Writing

Director Mark Pellington on Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," and music videos he made for U2, Jon Bon Jovi and Imagine Dragons.

Victoria Williams

Victoria WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.

Andrew Farriss of INXS

Andrew Farriss of INXSSongwriter Interviews

Andrew Farriss on writing with Michael Hutchence, the stories behind "Mystify" and other INXS hits, and his country-flavored debut solo album.

The Girl in That Song

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?