Drake‘s found yet another reason to thank Jay-Z later. As reported last night, he hit the studio with the Roc Nation CEO for their first collaboration since “Light Up,” off his 2010 debut. “Warning: Please be very afraid of the music we’re working on. OVO x ROCNATION,” a Roc Nation photographer posted to Instagram.
In the Thank Me Later track, Drake rapped of how his friends were partying, but he was making the music they party to — “I got these new rappers nervous / prom night, n—-” — before a pissed-off Jay warned him of how fame can turn ugly: “Not as cool of a n— as I once was, these bright lights turned me to a monster.” Revisit the track after the jump.
“The conversations me and Jay have, he’s so intrigued by where my life is at because it’s almost like he’s seeing it happen again with somebody else,” Drake said to MTV that year. “So he was like, ‘I’m just going to tell you all I learned,’ and it was a beautiful moment. I never heard Jay get that personal in a long time.”
Whether the collaboration appears on Drake’s new album or Jay-Z’s follow-up to The Blueprint 3 (he collaborated with Raekwon too, apparently), it’s likely to make one thing clear: for both rappers, Nothing Was the Same. (Thanks for now, Drizzy.)
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