The term collaborate is used quite loosely here. This song is all Drake. If any of you are familiar with avant garde art – you will see that quality in this song. I once saw a William S Burroughs film called “The Cut Ups” which is an avant garde film that really reminds me of Beyonce’s work on the Drake track.
I am not going to diss Drake for this new song – I think he is being imaginative – the grand piano at the end of the verses, Beyonce’s repetition and the underlying beat are very different than anything that is out there. Drake is also methodically and consistently putting tracks out there which nobody else seems to be doing. He keeps saying stuff like hes the only one in the game – or whats the matter with you people not making music. I am a believer – Drake has hit on something that is working for him – even if he isnt producing “hip hop” Kanye West style music. Its refreshing to hear from a true MC.