Young Money’s Drake has stepped forward to explain why his new “Trophies” teaser track did not land on Nothing Was The Same and if fans can expect to hear the completed record.
According to Drizzy, the song needed some fine-tuning and nearly made it onto the retail release.
“I wouldn’t even call it a leftover,” Drake said, referring to his new “Trophies” track. “It was definitely on the album. I know Hit-Boy is going to watch this interview and be like, ‘Pssshh.’ It was definitely on the album. I’m not a, ‘Just-Throw-It-Together’ type of guy and I had two different hooks on there. I didn’t like either of them and I just started sending it around and as great of a job other people did, it didn’t sound right if I wasn’t on the hook. I always want to do my own hooks for the sake of my performances. I don’t like being off a hook because then I can’t do ‘Language,’ ‘Worst Behavior’ — I can’t really give you a moment if someone else is doing the hook. … I’m going to drop ‘Trophies’ though. I’m going to finish it up and drop ‘Trophies.’ I got a lot of records that aren’t out yet.” (Revolt TV)
During his “Would You Like A Tour?” Brooklyn stop this week, Drizzy gave fans an exclusive first-listen to his “Trophies” record.
The crowd went wild when Harlem’s own A$AP Ferg joined the Canadian rapper to perform “Work.” “I just figured, to bring this shit home, I could bring out my family,” said Drizzy while introducing Ferg. He continued with “Shabba Ranks” as the rest of A$AP Mob swarmed the stage. A$AP Rocky stuck around to perform his hit “F*ckin’ Problems” with some help from October’s Very Own. But that wasn’t all. Busta Rhymes got the crowd hype with an energetic performance of “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See.” During Future the Prince‘s set, he previewed a new Drake song called “Trophies,” produced by Hit-Boy. The instrumental can also be heard in the trailer for Nothing Was the Same. (Rap-Up)
Earlier this month, producer Timbaland treated fans to a first listen to a Drake and Jay Z joint record during the Magna Carter world tour.
A few lucky fans in Birmingham, England had the opportunity to hear of preview of yet another new song between Drake and Jay Z. Producer Timbaland, whose currently on tour with the Brooklyn rapper for his Magna Carter World Tour played a clip of the exclusive song for fans at the NIA Arena on Wednesday night. The song is more uptempo than the duo’s latest collaboration, “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2″ off Drake’s latest album, “Nothing Was The Same.” Jay and Drake previously worked together on songs like, “Off That” and “Light Up.” (Enstarz)
Recently, Drizzy revealed he had about five unreleased tracks which could pop up in the near future.
“I’m not a guy that does 40 songs for a project and picks 13 of them. If I’m gonna go as far as to track over a beat, I usually have the utmost faith in it that it’ll end up somewhere,” he explained. “I don’t really dispose of too many songs. I have stuff that didn’t make this album definitely, but I don’t have 20 or 30 of them — I have four or five records that just didn’t make it because I was trying to keep it concise and whatever I end up doing with those, I’ll do with them.” (CBC Radio)
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