Drake & Snowd4y Flip PWT’s Classic For “Wah Gwan Delilah”

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Drake has collaborated with Snowd4y, a relatively new Toronto-based artist, on “Wah Gwan Delilah,” a parody of the 2005 hit song by Plain White T’s. Instantly, the track received mixed reviews.

Snowd4y playfully hinted at the possibility of collaborating with Drake during a recent appearance on the Richdiet podcast. He jokingly stated that while he would be open to collaboration, his fellow Toronto native must ‘come on it neatly.’ 

Snowd4y fueled the excitement by surprising listeners by sharing a snippet of Drake’s verse on “Wah Gwan Delilah.” A SoundCloud link to the track now appears in Snowd4y’s Instagram bio, adding to the anticipation. As of 12 hours ago, the song had generated more than 191,000 plays on Soundcloud.

Plain White T’s released their classic, “Hey There Delilah,” in 2006 on Hollywood Records. According to the RIAA, the classic reached #1 on the Billboard charts in 2007 and achieved 4x platinum. The band has not responded to the Drake and Snowd4y collaboration yet.

Despite the excitement, some fans were skeptical, speculating that the collaboration might be an AI-generated spoof, given the trend of using technology to imitate artists. However, posts on both OVO Hush and Drake’s Instagram accounts confirm this.

The new track comes on the heels of Drake’s latest track, “Push Ups,” a diss track toward Metro Boomin, Future, and Kendrick Lamar,  passing over 100 million streams. On Sexyy Red’s new album, In Sexyy, We Trust, Drake raps over the viral “BBL Drizzy” beat by Metro Boomin’.

Here are a few breakdowns and reactions to the new track.