Drake's been keeping productive while staying indoors. Last week, the Toronto artist released "Toosie Slide," along with an accompanying music video shot inside his Toronto mansion that played like one big flex. He's got even more music chambered, as evidenced by his appearance on OVO Mark's Instagram Live DJ session late Monday night.
One of the new songs previewed was Drake's anticipated collaboration with Playboi Carti. The song, known as "Pain 1993," is produced by Pi'erre Bourne and is expected to arrive on Carti's upcoming album Whole Lotta Red.
A release date for Whole Lotta Red has yet to be set. Playboi Carti kept a relatively low profile in 2019, appearing on a handful of songs while dropping no solo material. He recently made headlines for being arrested on gun and drug-related charges.
If 2020 is the year for Whole Lotta Red, Carti fans—Drake included—will finally receive the proper follow-up to his 2018 debut album, Die Lit.
Drake also shared his verse from his upcoming collaboration with Sosa Geek and Fivio Foreign. The JB MadeIt-produced track was previously teased in February and offers more Drake over UK drill backdrops; he went the drill route in December with "War."
Other unreleased material was played during the session, including a verse that had leaked in 2014 (known at the time as "Views from the 6") that would later become "U With Me?" for his 2016 album VIEWS.
One of the many highlights was a track likely titled "Rolling" in some form. "For my nigga Hush," the song begins, which is a nod to OVO member Hush who's received on-wax shoutouts in the past ("Neeks got the weed, Hush got a gun").
Drake also played a record that featured him stuntin' throughout: "Wrote this with a Cartier pen do I sound different?"
Another flavor for his fans, this one featuring singing Drake. He described it as an "alternate" to "Life Is Good."
Unreleased Drake x Popcaan? Yes please:
Drake said fans can expect a "proper version" of "Not Around" on his upcoming album. An unfinished version of the track recently surfaced online.
Near the end, Drake gave Toosie a shoutout for bringing energy to his latest single. "When I first made that song, I was only talking about the moonwalk," Drake explained. "Toosie made a dance to that shit, so it's popping now. I didn't know it was going to be a dance song like that, but it is what it is. We're just having fun, getting warmed up. Album's on the way, bout to slap headtop's out."
Drake then left to go work on new music with his engineer Noel Cadastre.