With friends like these, who needs new friends? Not DJ Khaled, who corralled Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross for verses on “No New Friends,” the lead single from the producer’s upcoming album “Suffering From Success.”
The track, subtitled “SFTB Remix,” began life as a remix of Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” (as Drake explained in a radio interview last week), but Khaled’s track offers a new beat, a sung chorus from the MC and fresh verses from Drizzy, Ross and Wayne. “This shit’s so ill/we had to restart it,” Drake raps before shouting out his label head, Birdman, and proclaiming himself “the leader of the new school.” Don’t tell Busta Rhymes.
Neither “Suffering From Success” nor Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same” have announced release dates. Drake said last week that he’s completing work on his album, his third.