An Interesting Bit Of History on Drake's Forever

I noticed something very strange a while back. My music library was on shuffle, and a song called Bring It Back by Kardinal Offishall featuring Rock City came on. Nothing weird there, until I heard the beat: The very same beat used for Drake’s super-collabo Forever. Now, I bet you’re thinking ‘so what? loads of people freestyled that beat’. Right, but wrong. This track was from early October 2008.

The original version of Forever (with Lil’ Wayne/Nut Da Kid) was on a November/December 08 mixtape, and the final version was August 09.  A bit of research showed me that other sites believed it to be produced by Konvict, despite production credits on Drake’s version going entirely to Boi-1da. I haven’t seen anyone else bring this up, and I might be late on this but it was just by sheer coincidence this popped up (about 2 months ago…I forgot to put it up!), and it seemed worth informing you all!

Kardinal Offishall-Bring It Back ft. Rock City

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2 comments to An Interesting Bit Of History on Drake’s Forever

  • Notorious Indi

    This was covered by illseed on allhiphop rumours back when forever was first released. He initially thought the song was stolen from Kardinal, but after some research found this to be false, the Drake/Wayne/Nut Da Kid version came first and Kardinal Offishall just did his own version of it.

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