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9 Key Collaborators on Drake's 'Views' Album

The new album features a rotating cast of stellar producers and some of the world's biggest artists

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Rihanna and Drake are pals—or very intimate friends—which is probably best exemplified by the risqué nature of the duo's video for "Work," which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February. They've got a long history together, so it's logical that we've been gifted another Rih and Drake banger in "Too Good," a lively track we imagine will get some radio love in the coming days, weeks, months.

Check out all Fuse's Views coverage—including track-by-track impressions, the 36 best lyrics, the key collaborators, our Complete Guide and the best samples—right over here.

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Future and Drake are a formidable pair. The duo responsible for "Jumpman" and "Where Ya At" can now be held accountable for "Grammys," further adding to their bromance's towering stature in the rap game. 

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Majid Jordan

Majid Jordan is the Canadian production duo famous for shepherding Drake's classic single "Hold On, We're Going Home." The group consists of singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman, and they're an integral part of OVO Sound and Toronto's hip-hop and R&B scene. Get a taste above with the 2015 single "Something About You."

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Noah “40” Shebib

The 33-year-old Noah "40" Shebib is the production brain behind so many of Drake's hits and beloved deep cuts, and lends his expertise to Drizzy's label OVO Sound as its primary engineer. He helmed or co-helmed 10 of Views' 20 tracks and earns the title of Drizzy's closest collaborator, which is what everybody wants to be, producer or not. 

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The producer sat behind the boards on four tracks for Views, making notable contributions with “Controlla,” “Hype” and “Faithful.” Along with 40, Boi-1da has been a staple of the OVO crew's musical output. Get to know the laid-back dude in the video interview above, in which he talks about working with Drake and other artists.

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Kanye West

Do you remember this guy? While working on his own magnum opus, The Life of PabloKanye West co-produced Drake's "U With Me?," the third track on Views, alongside 40. (DREAM TEAM MUCH??) Yeezus might be a lyrical provocateur, but he sure knows how to elevate a track as producer—his original vocation. (And yeah...you might have heard...he and Jay Z both got dropped from "Pop Style." Oof.)

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Nineteen85 is another enigmatic producer from Canada. He lent a hand to five tracks on Views, including "Hotline Bling," which tore the internet to pieces upon release last October. He produced that one by his lonesome, as he did with the Rihanna-featuring "Too Good." Nineteen85 is also one half of R&B duo dvsn, signed to OVO Sound. 

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Pimp C

Pimp C tragically passed away at the age of 33 in 2007, and since then, his other UGK half, Bun B, has been a constant reference for Drake. A Pimp verse appears on “Faithful", which also got a dvsn addition since it leaked a month ago.

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Toronto native Maneesh broke out when he and 40 worked on Drake’s first of two back-to-back Meek Mill disses, “Charged Up." He’s back with three significant cuts on Views: the opener, the closer and the sole interlude.

Check out all Fuse's Views coverage—including track-by-track impressions, the 36 best lyrics, the key collaborators, our Complete Guide and the best samples—right over here.

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