Drake's new track 'Wu-Tang Forever' has emerged online - listen to it below.
Hip hop has always been a future-minded genre, with little time to annotate its past. However the past 12 months have seen a series of new rappers delve into the genre's so-called Golden Age, with the likes of Joey Bada$$ and Bishop Nehru chopping up some sacred beats.
So when Drake unveiled the tracklisting for new album 'Nothing Was The Same' it came as no surprise to discover a nod to his forebears. 'Wu-Tang Forever' leaped from the page, with fans immediately fantasising about the rapper moving across one of the Staten Island crew's beats.
Emerging online a few moments ago, 'Wu-Tang Forever' does indeed sample the sacred collective. Utilising a beat from 'It's Yourz' Drake goes long, using some of his willow-soft flow to unveil some tender rhymes about the complexity of relationships.
Produced comes from Noah Shebib, and you can listen to the track below. (via Stereogum)
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