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Drake’s thundering banger “Crew Love” with (the then-newcomer) The Weeknd has always been an incredible standout on the Toronto MC’s breakout 2011 album Take Care. But now, about five years after the fact, a Drakeless version of the song has surfaced online with only the “Starboy” singer’s vocals on it. The Weeknd’s parts remain mostly the same as the final version, but he adds some lines and ad-libs where Drake’s lyrics would ultimately end up.
Listen above via Stereogum, and revisit the original version below.