The former, helmed by DJ Khaled, features Drake along with Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. It was meant as a "Started From the Bottom" remix, Drizzy revealed, but Khaled completely stripped it for parts and added in a new beat, a new hook from Drake and new verses from Drake, Bawse and Drake's actual boss, Weezy F. It does, however, pick up the concept from SFTB's bridge, "No new n----s, n---- we don't feel that / F--k a fake friend, where your real friends at."
On "No New Friends," Drake opens it up with with a melodious "F--k all y'all n----s, except my n----s" and some rapping that sets up the release of his second song (or a pitch for a ghostwriting contract with Hov): "Man this s--t so real, we had to restart it / H-town my second home like I'm James Harden / Money counter go burr when you sell out the Garden … If I had a baby mama she would probably be richer than a lot of you n----s / That's luxury dawg, day one n----s, ya stuck with me dawg."
The track is slated to appear on Khaled's upcoming Suffering From Success.
Meanwhile, Drake's second release, "Girls Love Beyonce" features Roc Nation signee James Fauntleroy singing Destiny's Child hit "Say My Name" and the Canadian-bred rapper taking his emo-rap lane, letting his lyrics drawl as he flips the "no new friends" policy specifically to women (and another Destiny's Child hit): "I've been avoiding commitment / That's why I'm in this position / I'm scared to let somebody in on this / No new friends, no no no."
Drake is known for singing his own cover of "Say My Name" in concert.
No mention of whether or not the track will appear on Drake's third studio album, Nothing Was the Same.
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