Update: According to Elliott Wilson, the two songs will be released on all platforms on Friday night at 11 p.m. ET.
Original Story: You just knew Drake wasn’t going to celebrate the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA Championship empty handed.
Shortly after the Raptors beat the Warriors 114-110 in Game 6, the 6ix God announced on Instagram that he’d be releasing two new tracks on Friday in honour of his hometown team.
The tracks appear to be titled “Omerta” and “Money in the Grave,” the latter featuring an appearance from Rick Ross.
It’s the perfect tribute from a Grammy award-winning artist such as Drake. The Toronto rapper has been one of the Raptors’ most devoted fans, taking his support to levels that many, including the NBA, dubbed a little extreme during the Eastern Conference Final.
Drake watched his team secure the championship from his own special section of Jurassic Park in Toronto. Some might have wondered why the “God’s Plan” rapper didn’t accompany his team on the road for Games 2, 3 and 6 in Oakland, but it turns out Drake was simply doing as he was instructed.
Drake says he was asked not to attend away games for safety reasons. Out of respect for the league he did just that. Also says he’s dropping the two songs tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/CU0Zq9Edxs
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) June 14, 2019
But his antics on the sidelines are all in the past. The Raptors made history on Thursday night, and Drake took the time to celebrate along with the rest of the city of Toronto.
Drake acting like he just got off the court 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/71h94aEKSj
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 14, 2019
— 🙇🏽♂️ (@1kbrooklyn) June 14, 2019
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