And also you thought you have been going to go a summer season with out an anthem from Drake. Champagne Papi reunited with DJ Khaled for a pair of bangers, together with ‘POPSTAR’ which is stuffed with title drops.

“Issues are so dangerous, that Drake didn’t even make a tune for the summer season,” Desus Good stated through the July 5 episode of Desus & Mero on Showtime, unaware what Drake, 33, and DJ Khaled, 44, have been cooking up. As in the event that they have been straight responding to Desus’s problem (“Like, even Drake can’t beat 2020”), Drake reunited with Khaled to launch not one, however two songs. Together with “Greece,” Champagne Papi and Khaled dropped “POPSTAR” on July 17, and it’s filled with references to, nicely… our favourite POPSTARS.

From Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande to Whitney Houston, Drake dropped so many names in his verses, we may hardly sustain. However we heard all of them, and now you’ll be able to too.

The selection of this Drake and Khaled collab is attention-grabbing, contemplating who’s been sitting atop the Billboard Sizzling 100 for the previous month. DaBaby’s collab with Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar,” has spent 5 weeks within the No. 1 place. It additionally has racked up eight weeks at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs. Elsewhere on the Billboard Sizzling 100, Tyla Yaweh declared he was dwelling like a rockstar on “Tommy Lee,” a tune that includes Publish Malone (who topped the Sizzling 100 together with his 2017 monitor, “Rockstar”).

Whether or not followers will interpret “Popstar” is a direct response to DaBaby and Roddy Ricch stays to be seen. The truth that Drake is behind a tune titled “Popstar” is a crafty approach for him to show one in every of his greatest criticisms into one in every of his greatest boasts. Drake has usually been derided by followers as being “comfortable” (Charlamagne Tha God stated “There’s Homosexual, Straight and Drake” in 2013, the identical 12 months that Drake’s longtime rival Kendrick Lamar insinuated he was “delicate”). Nonetheless, on the flip of the last decade, The New York Occasions ran an article about Drake’s mammoth affect and simple success within the 2010s. Titled “Rappers Are Singers Now. Thank Drake”, author Jon Caramanica’s piece credited Drake’s 2009 So Far Gone mixtape for actually pioneering “singing as rapping, rapping as singing, singing and rapping all woven collectively into one holistic entire.”

“In Drake’s arms, rapping and singing have been in fixed, sleek dialogue,” per the New York Occasions writeup. “He was capable of be robust and tender, write chest-puffing boasts that felt stunning and in addition the catchy hooks that made them go down simply. And he additionally knew how you can render bravado utilizing soothing coos, and intimacy utilizing stern barks.”

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The outcomes additionally communicate for himself. In March 2020, he broke the report for the Most Billboard Sizzling 100 entries ever (208 with “Oprah’s Financial institution Account,” by Lil Yachty, him and DaBaby). A month later, he made historical past once more. He turned the primary male artist to have three songs debut three songs on the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Sizzling 100, with “Toosie Slide” finishing the hat trick (“God’s Plan” and “Good For What” have been the opposite two.) This feat matched Mariah Carey, who pulled off three No. 1 debuts between 1995-97. It was Drake’s seventh whole Sizzling 100 No. 1.

Will both “Popstar” or “Greece” assist Drake make historical past once more? These two songs marked their sixth and seventh collaborations. They beforehand labored collectively on 2009’s “Fed Up,” 2011’s “I’m on One,” 2013’s “No New Buddies,” 2106’s “For Free,” 2017’s “To The Max.” After weeks of teasing the tracks by posting footage of owls (the mascot of Drake’s OVO Sound label) to his Instagram, DJ Khaled confirmed the arrival of the 2 songs with an IG video of him strolling by way of a “jungle” (aka, his yard.) Drake stored a low profile concerning the collabs. As a substitute, he’s been not too long ago seen hanging out with Rihanna’s household in Barbados. This comes after Rihanna and her boyfriend of three years, Hassan Jameel, referred to as it quits in January.