Drake has been keeping his fans more than entertained throughout quarantine. 🥳
Just days after releasing his TikTok-friendly single "Toosie Slide" with a video that could've doubled as an MTV Cribs episode, Drizzy made it clear that he's got even more new music ready to go.
Late Monday night, the Toronto artist made a surprise appearance on OVO Mark's "Night Owl Sound" Instagram Live DJ session and previewed a mixtape's worth of unheard sounds.
One of the most notable tracks Drizzy teased was an upcoming collaboration with Playboi Carti. Rumored to be titled "Pain 1993," the track is produced by Pi'erre Bourne and is expected to drop as part of Carti's highly anticipated sophomore album Whole Lotta Red.
Drake also previewed another snippet on OVOMARK’s live Featuring Carti it’s 🔥 OVO SZN on ziiiii wayyy pic.twitter.com/RukZB6Mzei
— 🍂The B🍁y🍂⁶🇨🇦 (@albert_nst) April 7, 2020
Carti hasn't released an album since 2017's Die Lit, and the release date for Whole Lotta Red remains fabled outside of a few hints here and there.
One obstacle that may have further delayed the album was Carti's recent arrest on guns and drugs charges in Atlanta, though he was later released.
Echoing the eagerness of Carti's diehard fan base, Drake has previously shared his excitement for Whole Lotta Red. He may even have an early copy tucked away somewhere, judging by the below caption.
Another big sneak peek came in the form of Drake's verse from his collaboration with New York's Sosa Geek and Brooklyn's Fivio Foreign.
Produced by JB MadeIt, Drake flows over an angelic beat aligned with the current Brooklyn drill soundscape popularized by Fivio and the late Pop Smoke. "Sosa, Favi / Lookin' like KD and Kyrie," Drizzy raps.
AXL Beats, the producer behind Drake's first drill effort in December, "War", said in an interview with Complex that he believes Drake got hip to Fivio after hearing his breakout hit, "Big Drip," which AXL also produced.
Other highlights included a bar-heavy song possibly titled "Rolling." Drake bobbed his head throughout the snippet while repeating words about his come-up and passion for music. "I can't do that normal type of life, is it just me?" he raps.
Drake kept the heat coming as he played a hard-hitting record filled with endless brags and boasts. "Boarded Air Drake then we takin' off in it" he raps, referring to his commercial-grade airplane with a Virgil Abloh-designed exterior.
The song sounds good tho lmfao pic.twitter.com/a8UBuDZzG7
— Frazier Tharpe II (@The_SummerMan) April 7, 2020
A more vibey chune featured The Boy reaching into his singing bag. He referred to the track as "the alternate 'Life Is Good,'" but there aren't any lyrics from Future in this preview.
There was even a slowed-down collaboration from Drake and the Jamaican artist Popcaan, who's signed to OVO Sound. "Badmon ting, Canadian flex," Popcaan croons.
Responding to requests for "Not Around," which recently emerged online in incomplete form, Drake told fans not to worry as they can expect a "new version" of the song on his upcoming album.
Near the end of the session, Drake also made a point to shout out Toosie for his role in bringing "Toosie Slide" to life.
"When I first made that song, I was only talking about the moonwalk," Drake said. "Toosie made a dance to that sh*t, 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 headtops out."
He then gives the camera a cheers before heading out to record with his engineer Noel Cadastre.
Before "Night Owl Sound" was streamed on Monday, Drake's longtime producer Boi-1da shared a couple of unreleased Drake songs, including a collaboration with Roddy Ricch, during an IG Live battle with Hit-Boy the other week.