The news was announced Wednesday afternoon on Static Major’s Twitter account, as well as the Instagram page belonging to the producer/rapper’s widow, Avonti.
Following the initial teaser, Avonti shared a post in which she praised Drizzy for consistently showing love to Static, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 33.
“This man (Drake) has never met Static a day in his life yet he shows more love than the people who claim to be his brother,” she wrote. “I will always do my best to keep his legacy alive even if I stand alone.”
Though we don’t know much about Static’s contribution to the album, Avonti told fans that it would include unreleased music by her late husband.
Static and Drake fans were ready for this, like, yesterday.
As Avonti mentioned, Drake has saluted Static a number of times before. His “Look What You’ve Done” track from 2011’s Take Care includes audio from one of Static’s recording sessions. Drake’s 2016 record “Talk Is Cheap” also featured posthumous vocals from Static and Aaliyah.
Scorpion is set to drop this Friday. While we wait for the release, you can check out Drake's trailer for the album here.