After being shut down by the ATLien in the past, Drake has successfully landed a guest verse from Andre 3000 for Take Care. The Fader learned of this development after chilling in the studio with Drake and his go-to producer, Noah “40” Shebib. They revealed the collaboration after 40 started messing around with an instrumental he created two years ago.
Apparently Three Stacks called Drake earlier this year to reach out about appearing on Take Care, which Drizzy obviously had no problem with. This news that makes it even more difficult to deal with the fact that the Toronto singer-rapper delayed the album until Nov. 15. You can read an excerpt from the article below and read the whole piece at Fader:
Back in the control room, there’s a pillowy mid-tempo beat on loop, with muffled drum sounds and a whale-like synth bassline that Shebib is improvising on a small keyboard. It’s a two-track instrumental from December 2009, which Drake had asked Shebib to try to find. The night before, Drake received a call from Andre 3000, who said he wanted to get on the rapper’s next LP—and, specifically, on a beat made by 40. The original name of the instrumental was “Good Enough for the Both of Us.”
“What a shitty title!” Drake says.
Suddenly they switch to boardroom mode. Drake, 40, and Drake’s DJ, Future the Prince, discuss Andre 3000 in frank, mathematical terms: the timbre of his voice, the cadences he prefers. They recall his obscure “Walk it Out” freestyle and the run of features since then, and talk about how their instrumental could be modified to better suit Andre’s delivery.