When Drake, Mike WiLL Made-It, and Trouble all appear in the same sentence, it's usually because something amazing has happened. That's exactly the case here — they've now shared their collaborative track "Bring It Back," which first saw the light of day earlier this month. In spite of the unplanned leak, it seems they decided to just release it anyway.
Because it's a Mike Will Made-It track, the production sounds unshockingly familiar, with heavy bass offset by Trouble's warm undulating vocals. The fresh beat goes perfectly with Trouble's abrasive verses, which Drake tones down a bit once his verse comes up, preaching:
"All about the family, niggas took the pledge / Now you gotta own up to that shit you said / You can't push us to the edge / Trouble from the edge / Hit the gas and we outta there..." The full lyrics is available on Genius.
The track was first teased during a LA Leakers interview in March.
"Me and Trouble did a whole project in, like, three or four days," said Mike Will Made-It. "I let Drake hear it, and then Drake was like, 'Yo, man, this song is crazy,' and he ended up hopping on that joint and smoking that shit." The rest is history.
It seems there's no stopping Atlanta-based rapper Trouble, who despite of some nasty drug charges is increasingly being recognized for his work, with the help of Drake and Mike WiLL Made-It, of course.
Meanwhile, Mike WiLL Made-It has had a pretty busy year doing extensive production work for the likes of Future, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Yo Gotti, and tons of other artists and musicians. He also recently released an album of instrumentals, which included beats that appeared on tracks by Lamar, Rae Sremmurd, and more.
Drake is also on a roll. He made his mark in 2017 by releasing a playlist called More Life, which publications call a mixtape because it's made up of original songs by the rapper, not to mention various collaborations with Giggs, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, and a heck of a lot more. This was notably absent from this year's crop of Grammy nominees, but only because it was reported that Drake did not submit it for consideration.
You can listen to "Bring It Back" below. It's now available on Spotify and Apple Music, whichever one you're using. Thoughts about the track? Feel free to sound off in the comments section!