Drake has been more than fulfilling his contractual obligations to Apple’s Beats 1 Radio with his OVO Sound show, managing to drop new exclusives virtually every week. Drake has already provided us with the new Majid Jordan track My Love, not to mention two Meek Mill diss tracks (the subtle Charged Up and the not-so-subtle Back To Back). In the 5th instalment of OVO Sound, Drake freestyles over the beat of The Weeknd’s Tell Your Friends, the third track from Abel’s sophomore album Beauty Behind the Madness. It’s a natural marriage, with the sounds of the two Canadians blending seamlessly. It’s classic Drake – an ode to growing from relationships, “e-e-evolving” he croons. But the song might also be reference to new beau Serena Wlliams, as it does seem to address a very specific woman. “The balls in your court” and “your too famous to buy you purses” might be directly flagging the world number one tennis star. Tell Your Friends features smooth production from Kanye West and is a natural fit for Drake’s vocals. As the rider tells us, the track was recorded live from the Waldorf in Berlin. Apple are absolutely putting Drizzy to work.
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