"No New Friends" seems like an essential strategy—especially, we imagine, when one is an international superstar, constantly being chased by disingenuous moochers (as Drake no doubt is). But at some point, you gotta accept a few new friends if you ever want to get anything done. What happens if 40 has a cold? What if Mike Zombie forgets his password to access Pro Tools? Our guess is Drake's refusal to accept "Occasional New Friends" as a business strategy has caused a few delays.
The "No New Friends" rule is making it difficult to find a sound engineer.