Drake clearly favored quality over quantity when it came to Scorpion’s guest appearances.
Hours before the double album arrived, Drizzy took to Instagram to reveal the project’s completed tracklist. Fans immediately took note of the handful of features, which included Jay-Z, Static Major, and Ty Dolla Sign; however, the most surprising and intriguing credit went to the late, great Michael Jackson.
Jackson’s name was tied to “Don’t Matter to Me,” a track that appears on Scorpion’s B side. Many people believed the cut would include a classic MJ sample, while others were convinced Drake had secured an unreleased record by the King of Pop. Well, it turns out, the latter was true.
According to TMZ, “Don’t Matter to Me” will feature one of Jackson’s never-before-heard songs. Sources claim the record will be similar to 2014’s “Love Never Felt So Good,” a reworked 1983 track in which Justin Timberlake dueted with Jackson.
Shortly after MJ’s death in 2009, Drake spoke about the impact the legendary artist had on his career.
“Michael Jackson, for me, was one of the first times that I really realized, like, the power of an entertainer. I remember having Moonwalker […] on cassette and I remember how religiously I used to watch it,” Drake told MTV. “Because I used to feel like, as a kid, this was the most amazing place to escape to. It was just that world that Michael created. I just feel like he was the first artist that I ever experienced that really made you get lost in Michael Jackson—his music, his imagery, the choices that he made for cover art. Now that I'm older, I can look back and be like, ‘Wow, he was one of the most consistent entertainers of all time.’”
Scorpion is set to drop on Friday, June 29.