Monday, September 17, 2012

Drake ft. Colin Munroe & Dawn Richard - Where Were You

If this song sounds familiar to you, take a listen to the closing track on Colin Munroe's mixtape Unsung Hero and you'll realize why. Recorded in 2010 as a potential track for Drake's debut album Thank Me Later, the previously unreleased collaboration surfaced over the weekend, which also features a verse from the beautiful Dawn Richard. I think this should've made the cut. Do you?

Drake ft. Colin Munroe & Dawn Richard - Where Were You

Hit the jump to learn the true story behind the record as told by Colin Munroe's team.

“Where Were You” is a collab between Toronto producers Boi-1da and D10 and Colin Munroe. The track is actually called “Whatever Became of You” and was originally recorded and submitted for Thank Me Later. 1da, Dalton and Colin cooked up the record (along with a few others) at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles a few years back.
A month or so after the demo was cut, 1da had informed Colin that Drake had recorded something to the track, but was unsure whether it would make final TML sequence. Obviously, it didn’t. But that didn’t diminish other folks excitement for the track. We heard rumors that Lupe had put a verse on it... That Diddy liked the track for the Dirty Money project... Etc.
Meanwhile, Colin recorded a solo version, keeping his original chorus and penning new verses. The OFFICIAL version of the song (and only version of the song that is in fact OFFICAL), appeared two weeks ago on Colin Munroe’s mixtape #UnsungHero. It’s still called “Whatever Became of You”. It’s was produced by Boi-1da and D10 with additional production by Colin Munroe. 40’s engineer, Noel Cadastre mixed the joint. We’re really glad that it’s part of Colin’s repertoire. It’s a beautiful and haunting track that definitely deserves some shine.

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