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Toronto Orchestra Gives Drake's "Know Yourself" the Strings Treatment

A collaboration needs—NEEDS—to happen next

If any symphony orchestra was going to cover Drake, it simply had to be Toronto's.

At the Polaris Prize Gala, the orchestra performed a rousing rendition of the hometown rapper's If You're Reading This It's Too Late track, now a staple of Drizzy's discography largely thanks to its "runnin' through the 6 with my WOES!" bit. It's not too stark a departure; the original's opening synth lines are eerily strings-esque anyway, so the real draw was the booming cello that takes over Drake's verses.

Don't lie: This orchestra rendition would absolutely rock if Drake was rapping over it, too. This needs to happen. If such a collaboration were to occur, the TSO might have to work a bit to catch the rapper with some free time; he just released new mixtape What a Time to Be Alive, a collaborative joint with Future, late Sunday while he continues to prep new his next album, Views from the 6.

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