The Curious Case of Drake's "Bordeaux" ft. Kanye West

The Curious Case of Drake’s “Bordeaux” ft. Kanye West

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UPDATED - Friday, June 1, 2018 - 17:03

Here's the scene, folks. It's 9:57 pm on a Saturday night when I receive an interesting text message from a friend. apparently, lyrics to a new Drake song were uploaded to Genius.

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I was in shock. The nerve. The audacity! Who uploaded a new Drake song to Genius full of lyrics only to delete it directly after? The metadata was hot off the press and still lingering online at the top o a Google search. I checked PRO databases to see if anything regarding thihs title had been uploaded. ASACP, BMI, SESAC, and SOCAN all came up empty.

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I messaged Ciz immediately. After some back and forth, we decided to put this investigation on wax. We want to know who is behind this. Was this a simple accident by someone from OVO or did someone plan all this to make some more noise amidst the Pusha T beef and Drake's "I'm Upset" single release. Keep in mind, Drake's album is on the way and is scheduled for a June 28th release.

Another interesting piece to this puzzle was the listing of Kanye West as a feature.

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Ciz found the cache version of the upload. Check out some of the potential lyrics.

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Have we been trolled? Is someone at Genius playing with our collective emotions? Our end goal is to improve and shine a light on our creative community. We're going to find out how real "Bordeaux" is and we plan to highlight all the producers and songwriters involved. A collaboration despite all the hoopla would be great for the game.


UPDATE - Friday, June 1, 2018 17:03


Genius has reposted the lyrics for Bordeaux and marked the song unreleased.

Inquiring minds want to know what the deal is.

We too would like to know if this song actually exists.

We'll keep you guys posted.

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