Drake to drop two new tracks to celebrate the Toronto Raptors NBA win
The Grammy Award-winning artiste has been a vocal supporter of the Raptors, his home team, and decided to celebrate their June 13 win against the Golden State Warriors with two new tracks coming June 14
Drake has made no secret of his love for the Toronto Raptors and to celebrate their first ever NBA title, the Canadian rapper announced on early Friday, June 14, that he will be releasing two new tracks. The songs are titled 'Omertá' and 'Money in the Grave' (ft. Rick Ross). After an impressive season that ended with a grueling final against the Golden State Warriors, the Raptors managed to win the NBA title on June 13 in what can only be described as a fairytale ending. Fans of the newly-crowned champions were overjoyed and Drake, who was born and raised in Toronto, was one of them.
The 32-year-old gushed about the victory on social media and dropped an announcement that he would be releasing two new tracks to commemorate the event. He revealed the names of the songs and the release date, June 14, in a post captioned:
“THE CHIP TO THE 6!!!! SEE YOU 2MRW WITH A 2 PACK LETS GOOOOOO.”
Drake is an enthusiastic Raptors fan and courted controversy after taunting opposition teams during games. This led to NBA officials talking to the Raptors about his behavior and his music was subsequently banned by San Francisco radio station KBLX. Thanks to his antics — which included wearing an old-school Raptors jersey with the name of Warriors' star Steph Curry's dad Del and making fun of the sharpshooter’s hair — Drake has become enemy No. 1 among Warrior fans and now that includes San Francisco media as well.
According to Variety, KBLX program director Elroy Smith had said, "Our listeners are in absolute support of the station's decision to ban all Drake music until the NBA finals are had by Stephen Curry and the Warriors."
However, that did nothing to stop the award-winning musician from continuing with the loud support for his home team. Stephen Curry, star player for the Golden State Warriors, weighed in on the controversy saying that it was "entertaining" having Drake at the games.
"I know it's a tricky situation with him being right there on the court," he said. "But at the end of the day, he's having fun — you can't hate on nobody having fun. Well, I guess in this life everybody hates on people having fun. So it's par for the course on that one."
After the game, Drake was extremely moved as he spoke to reporters about how the Raptors won the title "off of heart" and "off of love".
"We willed this into existence," he said. "We manifested this. I told you the first time. People like to make memes — make another meme out of this. It’s beautiful."