The 50 Best Timbaland Beats

38. Drake "Thank Me Now" (2010)

Album: Thank Me Later
Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

The closing track on Canadian Young Money consigliere Drake's 2010 debut album Thank Me Later is the sorta title track "Thank Me Now", which finds Drake pondering his position as the formidable newcomer suddenly seeing heroes as rivals ("You make friends with Mike but gotta AI him for survival"). Timbaland supplied the production, fanning out interlocking synthetic strings over a plodding drum pattern like a maestro whose orchestra is a keyboard.

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