Drake only wanted on after hearing Rick Ross on it.
"Aston Martin Music" was a massive single upon it's release. The song served as a staple reason of Drake's magical touch as a feature artist and later led to a remix with just Drake called "Paris Morton Music." The track was released on Rick Ross' Teflon Don album in 2010 and still remains as one of his biggest songs to date. While Drake was only a feature, contributing to the hook, it turns out that the bear was initially supposed to be his before Rick Ross got a hold of it.
In a recent interview with Djbooth, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, the song's producers, broke down several of their biggest singles they've produced and detailed the story's behind it. They said the beat wasn't specifically tailored to fit Rick Ross' style but was initially sent to Drake. The beat was actually sent to several other people. However, Drake seemed to skim over the beat in a batch he was sent.
"We didn’t do the song specifically for Ross. A few other people made songs to it. Actually, I sent it to Drake before I sent it to Ross. Ross did the song with him and Chrisette Michele, and DJ Khaled sent it to Drake. Then when Drake got it, he text me and was like, ‘Yo! Why didn’t you send me this beat?!’ I was like, ‘My man, that was in the first set of beats I sent you’ [laughs]. He got on it and did his thing, though," they said.
After Rick Ross' version came out, a leaked track from Drake called "Paris Morton Music" surfaced on the internet. The track strictly featured Drake going in on an extremely lengthy verse which brought a refreshing take on the track altogether.
The production duo also said once "Aston Martin Music" fully formed, everyone was convinced it was going to be a hit single. The song ended up at the top of the Billboard's Hot Rap Song's chart for a few months.
"But when I first heard it, I was like, ‘Hmmm.’ When I hear songs, I try to find what’s wrong with it first and how to fix it. I was like, ‘Damn, this song’s got two eight-bar verses and two long-ass hooks. How the fuck is this going to fit into the radio format?’ But what the fuck do I know?" Rook of J.U.S.T.I.C.E League said.