This is the music Drake says inspired him while making Scorpion

From 2Pac to 03 Greedo.

June 29, 2018
This is the music Drake says inspired him while making <i>Scorpion</i> Drake speaks to the crowd prior to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at Budweiser Stage on July 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.   Vaughn Ridley/Getty

Early on Friday morning Drake posted a series of Instagram Stories detailing the songs and projects he was listening to while recording his new album, Scorpion. "Thank you to all the artists that inspired me on the studio drives," he wrote on one post highlighting rapper Smiley_61st's Buy.or.Buy EP.

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The glimpse into Drake's listening habits reveal a few things. 1) He's an Apple Music guy. 2) His love of London rappers stays strong with shout outs for both Octavian and drill MC Loski. 3) Classic albums from 2Pac and Biggie were both in rotation and 4) He too is a believer in Starboy's "Soco" being a song of the summer contender.

Check out all of Drake's picks below:

Smiley_61st, Buy.Or.Bye

2Pac, All Eyez On Me

Booggz, The Suite Life 101

Loski, Call Me Loose

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Octavian, "Hands"

03 Greedo, "Sweet Lady"

Gunna, Drip Season 3

Tekno, "Jogodo"

Starboy, "Soco"

Sheck Wes, "Chippi Chippi"

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Flipp Dinero, "Leave Me Alone"

Nai Palm, "Crossfire/So Into You"

The Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death

Brent Faiyaz, "Make Luv"

Ama Lou, "TBC"

Lil Baby, Harder Than Ever

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City Girls, PERIOD

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