Music

Drake Reveals Surprise Collaboration; Video

Tue., Aug. 2, 2011 8:15 AM EDT
by Nicholas Robinson

With Drake’s sophomore album, Take Care, nearing its Oct. 24 release date the Young Money emcee is slowly revealing details about the forthcoming project. And at a recent concert, Drake revealed that soul legend Stevie Wonder will be appearing on Take Care.

Drake revealed the collaboration to MuchMusic on July 31, after his headlining performance at his OVO (October’s Very Own) Festival in his native city of Toronto.

“Stevie Wonder is a very close friend of mine. I’m honored to call him a friend, someone who embraced me very early in this music business,” he said. “This is an exclusive right here, because it’s MuchMusic, and we’re Canadian: Stevie Wonder is actually on ‘Take Care.’”

During the set, Wonder performed six songs with the Thank Me Later emcee, including “Ribbon in the Sky,” “Sir Duke” and “Superstition.”

According to Drake, Wonder has been acting as his newfound musical guide, helping him craft several songs for Take Care.

“He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me, listened to my music, told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing, and not only that but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience.”

Earlier that day, Drake released the Boi-1da and Noah “40″ Shebib-produced first single from the album, Headlines, via his website, October’s Very Own.

Watch a video of Drake freestyling with Wonder here. –nicholas robinson

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