Drake has released a new track ‘Pikachu’ featuring Atlanta-based rapper Lil Baby.
After teasing the collaboration earlier this month, the track is finally out after being premiered on OVO Sound Radio yesterday (May 12.) Take a listen below.
In the track, just shy of 2.5 minutes, Drake raps a shout out to producer Wheezy, saying, “Wheezy produced it and Weezy F made me.” But it’s Lil Baby that provides most of the vocals.
The full song comes after the pair were spotted in the same Atlanta club, Empire, earlier this month, attending Preme’s album release party. During the night, Lil Baby shared a preview of a new track featuring Drake. An extract soon made it’s way online.
In April, Drake revealed his next album ‘Scorpion’ will drop in June.
Drake revealed the album plans in two of Instagram posts, one featuring a varsity jacket featuring all the relevant details and another showing a diamond-encrusted scorpion pendant.
Drake’s last full length studio album, ‘Views’, came out in 2016. He later followed the release with his ‘More Life’ playlist a year later, and the ‘Scary Hours’ EP in January of this year which featured tracks ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Nice For What’.
Earlier this week it was revealed the rapper could be taking a slightly different direction, as it looks like he might have collaborated with Canadian traditional pop artist Paul Anka.
Anka, who is famed for his work writing Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’, and Donny Osmond’s ‘Puppy Love’, told an audience at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto that he has worked with the rapper. He was collecting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony.