This week, a video surfaced online that featured Marmite musician Drake as he went for a late-night jog.
Alas, it was not the artist’s aerobic activities that got the internet talking, but rather an unexpected tune teaser playing alongside the clip. Said to be a taste of upcoming material, the track in question featured a sample from Bristol producer Peverelist, as Drake took on the renowned ‘Roll With The Punches’.
In the past, Drake’s never shied away from embracing his love for the sounds of the UK. He’s been integrating influences from a whole host of genres into his ever-growing repertoire over the years, be it through mixtapes, playlists, or even his Boy Better Know tribute tattoo. Today, the rapper continues to divide fans and foes alike as he displays his fondness for funky, gives grime a go, and debuts dubstep Drizzy to the world.
Now, I'm not out here suggesting Drake’s going to be crate-digging for FWD>> friendly favourites any time soon, but it's clear his affinity for Great British bangers is more than just a phase - with plenty more surprise selections to come. So read on as Mixmag turns Mystic Meg and poses the question: what could Drake do next?
Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag's Digital Intern. Follow her on Twitter
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