Nothing against Drake's DJ game, but we weren't expecting such a heated OVO Sound mix tonight, especially in the wake of Views, currently spending its fourth consecutive week atop the albums chart. But tonight, he put more work in the rotation. A lot of it. First, a brand new collab with the fully freed Gucci Mane La Flare, fittingly titled "Back on Road," produced by Murda Beatz. Next came a remix of his first and only No. 1 by another Canadian who's had a few chart-toppers himself. Listen to Justin Bieber's "One Dance" remix here.
Finally, to end the set, Drake came through with a brand new solo drop, which, these days, is more exclusive than anything. " "4PM in Calabasas," though recorded in the late afternoon, might be the hardest of the bunch. Production comes from the team of Vinylz and Frank Dukes, with co-production from Allen Ritter.
The track is inspired by a life lesson given to him by his father: "Mike never tried to rap like Pac, Pac never tried to sing like Mike." Obviously, Drake didn't listen -- "I always said my mother gave the greatest advice." "4PM in Calabasas" also finds him gunning for certain OGs, including Diddy, as there are a few lines that seem to make light of the Bad Boy boss' classic No Way Out single, "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down."
Even back when I wasn't poppin'
When they told me to take an R&B n*gga on the road
And I told 'em no, and drew for Kendrick and Rocky
I tried to make the right choices with the world watching