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Drake samples Kim Kardashian on single ‘Search & Rescue’

Drake tends to drop singles whenever he feels like it, and “Search & Rescue” is just further proof of that.

Following its preview on Sound 42 last week, “Search & Rescue” officially released on Friday (April 7) with some contextual controversy helping to support the surprise drop — featuring a sampled conversation from Kim Kardashian.

“I didn’t come far just to come this far and not be happy,” she says in a notorious KUWTK episode. Before the track’s release, Drake’s father Dennis Graham commented saying that his son isn’t trolling Kim’s ex-husband Kanye West and that “it’s just a song.” But the cover art and the two’s decade-long beef insinuates otherwise.

The song, produced by Yeat collaborator BNYX, “Jumbo Sh*t Poppin” producer Sadpony and also Lil Yachty to some extent, finds itself entrenched in the midst of yet another high-point in Drizzy’s career. Fresh off his now-legendary Apollo NYC shows and his dual-sided set with J. Cole at Dreamville Fest, it’s not like Drake has much left to prove. However, it’s more about what he has left to say, with “Search & Rescue” finding him in a spot of feverish longing, with sprinkles of spite and humility that really make it all worth it. Yet, this finds Drake in his comfort zone once more — flexing the sweet nothings he’s continued to exhaust over the course of his career and striving to stay in rotation off the strength of the moment’s sound.

I Don’t know how to express my love /
That’s why I American Expre-e-e-e-e-ss my love for you /
I need you, yeah, I really do

Drake — “Search & Rescue”

Even outside of the interwoven subtext — a la Ye v. Drake beef — that finds its way into every subsequent release from the “Rich Flex” superstar, there is plenty to be excited about with this single. Given his upcoming “It’s All A Blur” tour with 21 Savage, it’s likely that Champagne Papi drops off a few singles — maybe even a mixtape or an album — before the tour begins on June 16.

Listen to “Search & Rescue” below!

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