New Song: Drake & Beyonce – ‘Can I’

Published: Thursday 21st May 2015 by David

Drake calls on Beyonce and Sal Houdini to complete his brand new song ‘Can I‘ this year, teaming up with the pair to create the cut for its parent album ‘Views From the 6.’

The song arrives after his latest album/mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ was credited for Universal’s current success on a profitablility front and almost two years after he joined Beyonce to release the song ‘Mine’ which appears on her self-titled fifth album.

So, is ‘I’ everything it needs to be?

Hit the play button and weigh in on what you hear after the jump…

Your thoughts?

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  1. Molly May 21, 2015

    Ooooo let me go listen. Drake is daddy and Beyonce is QUEEN.

    • the real xoxo May 21, 2015

      This is my issue with it.
      I like Beyonce,
      but people will automatically love this just because of the names involved, regardless if the music is basic or not.

      • Toohotfortv May 21, 2015

        And. . .some people will hate for the exact reason. How about you worry about your own opinion.

    • Pat May 21, 2015

      The song sucks!

  2. Molly May 21, 2015

    Oh hell nah this song was repetitive and Queen Bey wasn’t needed at all. The song is ok but I just expected more since these 2 musical geniuses were on it.

    *Plays The Legendary Mine Feat Drake Off The Self Titled Beyonce Album*

    • King B May 21, 2015

      Yas boo Mine is sooooo good

    • Tyler Makaveli May 21, 2015

      Right! What was the purpose of even “featuring” Beyonce when all she did was talk-sing the same line repeatedly *face hits palm*.

  3. boldblond May 21, 2015

    so it’s a featuring beyonce, really?:D I was here for only mighty B but she just said Can I, Baby… anyway not a bad song…but wont listen again

    • BOOBIE May 21, 2015

      you forgot “before I turn the lights out” she said that too lol

      • boldblond May 22, 2015

        you’re right:) that makes it a feature too 😀

  4. Slay_Hive May 21, 2015

    I’m not feeling this too much. You get a rare chance to put the VOICE of this generation on one of your tracks and you choose this? I was expecting more. Beyonce wasnt needed at all. Real repetitive and boring!????????

    • Molly May 21, 2015

      Lol like what a disappointment… Bey was pointless on the track tbh… Anyway slay_hive how are you love?

    • SMH May 21, 2015

      The voice of this generation? LMFAO. #TheReachOfThisGeneration

      • Danny Bey May 21, 2015

        When you think about it, in all aspects she is. We’re not talking about who can belt the loudest or hardest necessarily, or who is the best vocally a la Whitney, Mariah, Celine. But overall, Beyoncé really is the voice of our generation.

      • Legend B May 21, 2015

        Yes you heard Right. The Voice of her Generation!#QUEENBEY

  5. Davinci May 21, 2015

    Another awful Bey feature…I don’t understand how EVERY song your the featured artist on is wack..except on the run

    • Nicki Is Queen May 21, 2015

      Bye! Feeling myself>>>>>>

      • maurice May 21, 2015

        Feelin myself is alright, but Beyonce can go way harder than that.
        They said she wrote the verse for the song, which would explain why it was so average. When Bey has songs handed to her, she slays.

  6. Jessica May 21, 2015

    I guess

  7. Dirty Laundry May 21, 2015

    Beyonce shouldn’t of been on that track was Sticki Garbaj busy? Don’t waste Beys time with this basic s***.

    • Nicki Is Queen May 21, 2015

      Is jelly done being beyonces shadow?

      • Dirty Laundry May 21, 2015

        Is Nicki done copying Kims career?

      • Nicki Is Queen May 21, 2015

        Kelly find a new label? Kii

    • Barb-wire May 21, 2015

      You stan for Bey’s understudy so you have no room to talk about your faves Queen Onika.

      • Lulz May 21, 2015

        But isn’t Nicki Kim’s understudy tho? TPP platinum yet?

  8. Nicki Is Queen May 21, 2015

    this is a good song but bey really wasn’t needed

  9. Beystan May 21, 2015

    Drake is using beyonce’s name to sell the song she wasn’t needed at all, he could have sang the Can I’s part himself.

    • LB May 21, 2015

      Drake doesn’t need Beyonce to sell a song, Beyonce cannot even sell a song using her own name.

      • Rihanna Is A Flop May 21, 2015

        Ok and Rihanna couldn’t out peak DIL with the help of a BEATLE and Kayne. FOH.

      • LB May 21, 2015

        Rihanna has got 13 #1s, how many does Beyonce have again?

      • Mark111 May 21, 2015

        Hahaha, they always run from that question.

      • King B May 21, 2015

        Beyonce have 5 #1 albums how many rihcoke have?

      • Pray for #R8 May 21, 2015

        Hahaha, they always run away from that question. But Stan for the singles artist!! How many times has rih seen the top of the billboard 200? Let’s do the math. 7 albums so that must mean she’s been there… 7 times right??? No? …6? …5? … 2 perhaps?

      • trellbeylike May 21, 2015

        Beyoncé has 9 #1 singles in her career, only 4 less than Rih. but she also has 7 #1 albums over rihanna’s 1. Carry On.

  10. LB May 21, 2015

    Not good, repetitive as hell, it had potential.

    • Rihanna Is A Flop May 21, 2015

      But don’t Rihanna fans love repetitive? We found love and diamonds says hi.

      • LB May 21, 2015

        Ironic considering a recent study shows Beyonce’s lyrics rank below 3rd grade level below Chris Brown and Kanye West. And we all know Chris Brown is the queen of repetitive lyrics.

      • Legend B May 21, 2015

        Are u that dumb?? They only pick those 3, because they’re the most popular in the R&B/Hip Hop World.

  11. Rihanna Is A Flop May 21, 2015

    They can keep this. Getting me all excited for nothing.

  12. #TeamTinashe Stan “The Future Is Mine” May 21, 2015

    Beyonce’s contribution on this song was incoherent but I like the song. DOWNLOADS IT!

    Can’t wait for more of his new music, he always brings it and especially I need to hear MORE of that new song he did with the rising rhythmic pop queen Tinashe aka TinaSlay Slay!!

  13. Yonce May 21, 2015

    Beyonce really needs to stop drinking. Why would she agree to this mess? Anyone could’ve done this basic forgettable mess. Beyonce is a legend and doesn’t need to be on s*** like this .

    • SMH May 21, 2015

      It’s called being desperate to remain relevant.

      • trellbeylike May 21, 2015

        By hopping on a song for a artist that sells less records than her……ok LOL

      • Legend B May 21, 2015

        Desperate = Releasing Flops but scared of releasing your album kii

  14. Mark111 May 21, 2015

    Yawwwwwnnnnnn… some queen and Drake’s music been lacking since his 2nd album. I don’t know which lightskin girl was more boring. ???? ????

  15. King B May 21, 2015

    Drake stop being a thirsty h** you didn’t need the queen vocals for this

  16. i don’t stan May 21, 2015


  17. Tyler Makaveli May 21, 2015

    On My Light Skinned S*** Today…Feelin Emotional Like Drake lol.
    No but forreals, I actually thought that Beyonce was going to be singing on the track.

  18. Iconic Cici May 21, 2015

    This is something I can see Tinashe doing not Beyonce. Drake was way to lame for this.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan “The Future Is Mine” May 21, 2015

      Atleast current popular artists are praising her and want to work with her. The same cannot be said about Cedric Hamilton these days. No one wants to be Sub Zeroed by him.
      HASHTAG: #19KSquad

      • Rihyeezy May 21, 2015

        SLAY it!

  19. coolness May 21, 2015

    Drake what is this???!?? This is hella repetitive and I doubt it’s even finished. This was such a waste of a Bey feature. What’s the point of getting her on a song only to say “Can I” all through out the song?

  20. RICHIE_RICH May 21, 2015

    The queen wasn’t needed on this !!!!!!!!!!

    It’s a lovely day in Paris this morning . Me and mom dukes bout to go shopping and eat it up.

    • RihNavy May 21, 2015

      It’s so damn cold in the states though, like…I can’t, mais tu parles français mon ami?

  21. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) May 21, 2015

    What in the f*ck is this?? These rappers get sooo cocky til the point they think they can release any and all kinds of bullish*t! Drakeisha, BYE! Beyonce….we all make mistakes..

  22. Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne Stan May 21, 2015

    I was feeling the snippet, but the full track…… Yeah…… No. I’ll still be buying Views From the 6 though.

  23. Teflon Boy May 21, 2015

    It wasn’t what I was expecting but when it was finished I felt like the whole thing overall was satisfying. I think feat. Beyonce is a stretch but she’s on the song and you can tell it’s her so she adds her presence. plus, she’s a business woman so she’ll still get a credit for those three words lol. One thing that does irk me about Drake tho is the way he swears, it’s like when a child is over-doing it by swearing in the wrong parts of a sentence. Like ‘F*cking tell me I’m the f*cking one you need’, it just sounds tacky, also his use of the N-word is so jarring and unnecessary, how can you tell your little cousins not to say it when it’s all over the biggest rap acts material?

  24. Royalkev May 21, 2015

    Drake didn’t utilize enough of Bey’s talent. I didn’t mind if her contribution was meant to be minimal, at least make it count! This left me wanting more (and not in a good way). 6/10 …

  25. fatusankoh May 21, 2015

    I love the song I can’t wait to buy it

  26. Keri Qween May 21, 2015

    This sucks, featureonce

  27. Rihboy May 21, 2015

    Basically basic. I don’t care whose name is attached to it. Basic on both parts.

  28. ratedxxx May 21, 2015

    This is what happens when you have zero originality…..

    When you try to stay relevant by jumping on everyone who’s hot at the moment

    • Legend B May 21, 2015

      Dumb biitch, Drake approached The Queen to hope on Mines and this. #RihoeStans

      • Legend B May 21, 2015


      • Legend B May 21, 2015

        All of Queen Bey past features have been Slayage! The collabos she’s been doing lately doesnt equal up to her talent. The last Collabo she killed was Dreams with Bootz. That was only last year.

  29. Centurion May 21, 2015

    Pure trash.

    • Legend B May 21, 2015

      The only pure trash is your life

  30. Centurion May 21, 2015

    The song was probably recorded during Coachella when Beyoncé was drunk and/or high. This woman has no class nor does she act like a married woman. She’s too loose. Jay Z needs to put a tighter leash on her.

    • Legend B May 21, 2015

      Kii Somebody mad that they cooochie smell like a dead possum. #NoManWontYou

  31. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 21, 2015

    Take Care is so much better…

  32. LC May 21, 2015

    I love them both but this wasn’t nearly as good as “Mine”. Drake should’ve left the “feat. Beyonce” part off, because she’s barely on the song.

  33. TheElusiveLamb May 21, 2015

    I think this is the type of collab that Tinashe or Jhenè would have been perfect for. This would them that “Who is that girl?” type of exposure. Beyoncè isn’t doing much, but that’s kind of expected since most of her collabs do the complete opposite of what her solo music does for me. Still, this is cute.

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare May 21, 2015

      I was thinking the same thing. This would’ve been great for Tinashe or Jhene.

    • RihNavy May 21, 2015

      Hun, when are you going to see Mariah in Vegas, me and my good judy are going sometime in July!

      P.S. Yassss at her coming back in February, my birthday is the first week, so I may go and treat myself!

  34. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare May 21, 2015

    After the flawless “Mine,” I was expecting something much better than this. This is not a collaboration at all. Nope, Bey isn’t needed here.

  35. trellbeylike May 21, 2015

    It’s cute but its not a Beyoncé feature lol but s*** ill take it.

  36. Rihicon May 21, 2015

    this really was a waste of a feature *plays mine*

  37. B2B May 21, 2015

    This s*** got me hot! First of all, why was Mine never released as a single?? Bey just be throwing me off sometimes. And Drake should’ve just let us wonder if that was Bey, and gave her uncredited vocals. Had me anticipating LIFE. ????????????

  38. B2B May 21, 2015

    It’s like JT being on Rehab. Fav Rih song. I’m sure this will out peak AO on Hot100

  39. Carry On May 21, 2015

    Waste of time……….Basic

  40. RihNavy May 21, 2015

    Honestly, I don’t get it. I love both of them, so I don’t understand why we didn’t get something harder or lyrically different. Drake is always in his lightskinned emotions and talmbout flying out a college girl who just turned 21, give me something newwwww Drakeisha Cole. But I also think zit would’ve been sick of King B would’ve rapped or sung.

  41. Lana Lover May 21, 2015

    He wasted Beyonces time.

  42. LoveBey May 21, 2015

    This is…underwhelming. I expected more from two of my faves but oh well. At least we have Mine

  43. Stephy. May 21, 2015

    What is this ghetto trash?

  44. DIABETES UNBOTHERED May 21, 2015

    Lmao, bey is clearly TROLLING with these callabos, I like it even the snippet but idk why Cuz I know bey just trolling tf out of Rihannas career at this point lol.

  45. DIABETES UNBOTHERED May 21, 2015

    Its better than feeling myself. Drake can afford to do a hot mess collab with Bey. Its females that can’t afford it… Missy Eliot, Alicia keys, Gaga, shakira have all become obsolete shortly after Bey made a fool out of them. Poor Nicki, didn’t even know that this is what bey was really doing to her career on the set of “flopping myself”…

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 21, 2015

      *Storms off halfway through the song and begins reading Beyonce to the gahts in korean* LOL kidding. Anyways Beyonce is a million times better than this 4R4R

  46. KD May 21, 2015

    Ok…super disappointed. “Can I” “Baby” x 1000 Really? Ugh! What is it with Beyonce and the songs she features on? The only one I ever remotely liked was “Love a Woman” with Mary J Blige…everything else has been a train wreck. Ugh!

    • Legend B May 21, 2015

      Something is wrong with you because she killed those features on Bootz and A Keys songs

  47. Jewel May 21, 2015

    Mine>>>>This. Oh well. Nothing lost.

  48. Gee May 21, 2015

    This was very underwhelming and wack as hell.

  49. Legend B May 21, 2015

    Its ok but Drake WTH???? You had The MF Queen on your track and thats all u had for her????? You lose Maaaaajor props for this.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 21, 2015

      4R Like how you gon’ fvck up a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the Queen and have her talking in the background. SMH!

      • Legend B May 22, 2015

        I was just waiting, thinking i know Queen will be saying more than Can I. Drake NO MORE COLLABOS WITH THE QUEEN EVER!

  50. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 21, 2015

    Well ain’t this some bull!! This was like destiny’s child if Drakeisha was singing Beyonce’s parts and Beyonce was singing Michelle’s parts. GET OUTTA HERE! BYE AUBREY.

  51. JT May 21, 2015

    Giselle please, you changed da game wid dat digital drop and you now coming with 3 word features, and Drake, this is basic even for you, and you one of the best…

  52. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money May 22, 2015

    Nice song it gonna be everywhere

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