14. "Little Bit"
12. "Jodeci Freestyle"
11. "6 God"
14. "Little Bit"
12. "Jodeci Freestyle"
11. "6 God"
10. "9am In Dallas"
Originally slated to be the intro to Thank Me Later, this track was recorded the same day the rest of the album was mastered and therefore missed the cut. Thankfully, Drizzy let us have it anyway.
People ask how music is going, I heard it pays
I just came off making 2 million in 30 days
Damn, "I guess it does" is what the message was
Sometimes I feel I be spending my money just because
9. "Draft Day"
This song blossomed out of the bro-mance between Drake and then-Texas A&M, now-Cleveland Browns Quarterback Johnny Manziel, who spent a lot of extracurricular time with the OVO crew leading up to the NFL Draft. To support his newfound BFF, Drake decided to let loose a special track to celebrate Johnny Football going pro. If you even thought about whether the feelings are mutual or not, just check Manziel's wrist:
8. "The Winner"
This track wasn't part of any larger project and was released on its own back in 2009. While he doesn't really use this flow anymore, it stirs up memories of all the So Far Gone-era Drake music and bring you back to a simpler time, when everyone on YMCMB got along.
I’m performing tonight you, know that shit gon' be packed
Pay me in advance and make sure that it’s exact
My ex girl will probably show up for the simple fact
That tomorrow she can tell all of her friends it was whack
7. "Ignorant Shit" (Remix)
This was Drake's take on Jay Z's American Gangster album cut with Beanie Sigel, and he got a little help from his YMCMB boss Lil Wayne. Featured on Drizzy's epic introduction to the masses, So Far Gone, this is a fan favorite among long time supporters.
Yeah, but with a canvas I'm a "Group Of Seven"
A migraine, I take two Excedrin
I'm the one twice over, I'm the new eleven
6. "Do It Now"
This smooth, island breeze-sounding vacation anthem was found on Born Successful. He dropped 2 verses to show off his early lyrical prowess before we knew what we had on our hands with Drizzy. He excels on songs like this, where the melody and mellow instrumentation allow for him to craft a flow around it or sing, whichever he prefers.
It's a celebration
Clap clap bravo
Lobster and shrimp
And a glass of moscato
For the girl whose a student
And her friend whose a model
5. "How Bout Now"
Originally rumored to have been leaked by a teenager, Drake quickly pulled it from most outlets and re-released it as part of his 3-song 6 God collection. THe strongest of the songs, "How Bout Now" is directed at former flings who missed their shot at Drake when they had the chance, and now he's up while they're stuck. Drizzy's upcoming album Views From The 6 must be pretty good if this didn't make the cut.
This was technically on a Lil Wayne mixtape, 2008's Dedication 3, but for many it was their first introduction to Drake, and he made a great first impression. Drizzy and his mentor Weezy went in on the David banner classic, Drake kicking things off with an extra-long verse before an auto-tuned Tunechi dropped in.
MoneyOverBitches.com, check the domain
It's coming too soon, album on the way
People ask me if I pray, I say, "Yeah, once in a blue moon"
Oops I mean a red moon, I did it again Tune
3. "Dreams Money Can Buy"
This song sounds like Drake phoned in his verses...literally. But don't let that distract you from the bars, ar Drizzy fires back at some of his detractors on this pre-Take Care track that was released leading up to the album dropping.
And they tryna bring us down me, Weezy and Stunna
We stayed up, Christmas lights in the middle of summer
And if the girl standing next to me got a fat ass
Then I’ll probably give her my number
Dropped in December of 2009, Drake got his Ying-Yang Twin flow on with "Juice", whispering most of the lyrics throughout. He probably pulled it off better than they did however, because from around that point on, hip-hop as a whole couldn't get enough Drizzy Drake. This was pre-superstardom, so that's why he say's he's only quoting other rappers $20,000 to write their verses for them. Sounds like a great deal now.
1. "5am In Toronto"
A sequel to "9am In Dallas", Drake dropped this in anticipation of Nothing Was The Same. The Boi-1da and Vinylz-produced cut was dark and aggressive, even for Drizzy's standards, and possibly deemed too raw for the album. A fan favorite at shows, it's become a staple performance for him on tour.
You underestimated greatly
Most number ones ever, how long did it really take me?
The part I love most is they need me more than they hate me
So they never take shots, I got everybody on safety
I could load every gun with bullets that fire backwards
You probably wouldn't lose a single rapper
Atlanta trio Watch The Duck transform "About The Money" to an upbeat soulstep banger.
In case you're stuck in an Ebola quarantine and didn't hear the news, Drizzy let loose a collection of 3 new songs to get everybody ready for his upcoming Views From The 6 album earlier this week. As with any Drake release, it definitely disrupted the game and immediately shifted all focus back to the YMCMB/OVO artist. The drop was sudden and unexpected, possibly having his hand forced after a song leaked a few days earlier. Regardless, it's always a hot topic when Yung Aubrey blesses us with new records, so we why not build our whole Monday Top 10 around him?
We'll put the number one singles to the side for now (sorry "Started From The Bottom" and "0-100") and look at the kind of songs he dropped this weekend; leaks, remixes, freestyles, the ones he doesn't get "Trophies" for. We're looking for the deep cuts, the old mixtape tracks, the ones you forgot about. As usual, we'll count down our 10 favorite and a bunch that just missed the cut. Hit us up in the comment section or our Twitter and Facebook to let us know which ones you're feeling and which ones we missed.
Before we get into the Honorable Mentions, we obviously had to give you "Honorable Mentions".