By Maurice Bobb
Brooklyn, would you like a new song? Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour?” took over the Barclays Center Monday (October 28) night and the sold-out crowd got more than they bargained for: a preview of Drizzy’s Hit-Boy-produced song, “Trophies.”
“Do I need to play a new song in New York City tonight?” asked Drake’s DJ, Future the Prince during intermission. “Brand new! We got hits!”
As the celebratory beat laced with uptempo horns dropped, OVO’s head owl chimed in with his signature brand of lyrical hubris, “Hangin’ records on my demo/did y’all boys not get the memo?/I do not stay at the InterContinental and anything I got is not a rental/I own that muthaf—a.”
The previously unheard banger was allegedly planned for the Toronto spitter’s third LP, Nothing Was the Same, but ended up on the cutting room floor.
“I’m not a guy that does 40 songs for a project and picks 13 of them. If I’m gonna go as far as to track over a beat, I usually have the utmost faith in it that it’ll end up somewhere,” Drake recently said in an interview. “I don’t really dispose of too many songs. I have stuff that didn’t make this album definitely, but I don’t have 20 or 30 of them — I have four or five records that just didn’t make it because I was trying to keep it concise and whatever I end up doing with those, I’ll do with them.”