Drake, who premiered “Thursday” on his site, October’s Very Own, can be heard on the fourth track of the tape, titled “Zone.”
Drake recently shared his admiration for The Weeknd with Billboard.com’s The Juice, after stepping off the stage of the second annual OVO Festival, July 31 (Sunday). “He’s one of the greatest artists I’ve ever heard,” Drake tells the Juice. “To hear someone with an incredible body of work is very rare. It’s very inspiring. We formed OVOXO, which is taking over right now. I’m proud of him. He works real hard. He’s just an incredible person, [has] become a really close friend to me.”
Expect to hear The Weeknd on Drake’s sophomore album, “Take Care” (Oct. 24). The Weeknd’s final chapter of his mixtape trilogy, “Echoes of Silence,” is allegedly slated for fall.