He also previewed upcoming collaborations with Playboi Carti and Fivio Foreign.
Last week, Drake released the video “Toosie Slide,” his first single in months. The OZ-produced track quickly spread on social media. On Monday night, Drake made an appearance on OVO Mark’s Instagram Live DJ session.
During the broadcast, he previewed forthcoming music and talked about the new single. According to him, the song was originally referring to a well-known dance.
“When I first made that song I was only talking about the moonwalk,” he said. “But Toosie made a dance to that shit, I didn’t know it was gonna be a dance song like that.”
Drake on Live talks Toosie Slide & finishing the album: “when I first made that song I was only talking about the moonwalk…But Toosie made a dance to that shit I didn’t know it was gonna be a dance song like that… we’re just having fun getting warmed up. Albums on the way” pic.twitter.com/YGDIkErKE8
— æ (@annelokelanii) April 7, 2020
The dance’s namesake comes from Toosie, a 23-year old dancer from Atlanta who originally rose to prominence on Vine. He and frequent dance partner SheLovesMeechie joined Drake on the Summer Sixteen tour in 2016. Additionally, the duo has performed with Future, Yo Gotti, Rae Sremmurd and more.
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The Toronto MC also previewed new tracks with Playboi Carti and Fivio Foreign. The former collaboration will reportedly appear on Carti’s highly-anticipated Whole Lotta Red album.
“We’re just having fun getting warmed up,” he said. “Album’s on the way.”
The Fivio Foreign collaboration looks to be another foray into the London drill scene. Back in December, Drake collaborated with United Kingdom producer JB Made It for “War.”