Young Money megastar Drake has lined up bars beside some of music’s most legendary in his industry tenure, from genre moguls like Mary J. Blige and Tank, to his generational rap elders like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, all the way down to his own fellow hip-hop peers Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj.
In other words, Drizzy has mastered the art of the collabo. Now, he’s advanced to the next level for his new Scorpion project: posthumous features, which he recruited the late King of Pop a.k.a. Michael Jackson for on “Don’t Matter To Me.” The smooth pop record with silky, unreleased vocals from MJ’s tightly-locked vault, is one of the standouts of Side B, the R&B leg of the double-disc album.
Now, it’s not every day that one comes by posthumous MJ vocals, let alone feature them on their personal projects, even for a collaboration pro like Drake. But according to Genius, the vocals come from a 1983 session with Michael led by Canadian music icon, Paul Anka. This isn’t common knowledge among fans just yet though, especially with all of the fresh excitement from the song still at an all-time high. But in the midst of the buzz, fans have come up with their own ideas as to how Drizzy nabbed the feature from the skies up above.
See some of the most hilarious fan theories and listen to the MJ-assisted “Don’t Matter To Me” track below.
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