Drake Plays Unreleased Kanye West Track ‘Life of the Party’ on SiriusXM

    Drake leaked an unreleased Kanye West track, the Andre 3000-featuring Donda outtake ‘Life of the Party’, during his guest DJ mix on SiriusXM’s Sound 42 last night following the release of his new album Certified Lover Boy. West’s verse on the song addresses the long-simmering feud between the two rappers, which Drake reignited with a guest feature on Trippie Redd’s ‘Betrayal’ last month.

    ‘Life of the Party’ was previously previewed at West’s private album listening event in Las Vegas but was cut from the tracklist ahead of his stadium events in Atlanta and Chicago. The version that aired on SiriusXM, however, was studio quality.

    “I put Virgil and Drake on the same text, and it wasn’t about the matching Arc’teryx or Kid Cudi dress/ Just told these grown men stop it with the funny shit,” Ye raps on the track. “I might hire the whole team from ACG/ So don’t text me like I’m Juanita JCV.” Near the end of the song, he adds: “Told Drake don’t play with me on GD/And he sent that message to everybody/So if I hit you with a ‘WYD’/You better hit me with, ‘Yes sir, I’m writing everything you need’.”

    The track also features a guest verse from Andre 3000, who is heard asking West’s late mother, Dr. Donda West, to share his messages of love to his own mother, Sharon Benjamin Hodo, who died in 2013. “Miss Donda, if you see my mama, tell her I’m lost/ You see, she’d always light a cigarette, we talk, I would cough/ Exaggeratin’ a little bit so she get the point/ Tryna get her to stop smokin’, I would leave and fire up a joint/ Till I quit, started back up again, 20 years later,” he raps.


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    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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