Everytime Drake drops new music, the world listens. Now with his latest album Certified Lover Boy spending 3 weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts and selling over one million units to date, it’s safe to say “Papi’s Home.”
From “Ice Melts” on More Life to “Blue Tint” on Scorpion to the “What’s Next” on Scary Hours, producer Supah Mario continues to make banger placements on yet another Drake album with “Papi’s Home” on Certified Lover Boy, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 9 of the songs charting within the first week.
But the Grammy-nominated producer admits it doesn’t just take talent to get on one of the most highly-anticipated albums of the year. His management team including Skip2Fame, Celestine Chibu Amajoyi and Amal Noor have been working hard at manifesting this placement. Earlier this year, Skip2Fame (founder of SpaceCamp Publishing) was in Toronto, working through his sample folders when he came across a sample by his other producer Mark Borino. Skip immediately called Mario and said he found the perfect sample track for CLB.
Within an hour of that call, producer Jarrel Young and Skip were in the studio bringing the sample to life. Still needing that Midas touch, Skip sent the beat to Mario to arrange the production and add the finishing touches. Mario did his magic within the same night and sent the beat back to Skip. A few hours later (6am to be exact), Skip texted Drake the track and within minutes Drake replied, “Oh my God, Daddy’s Home. So fire.. definitely using this for my album. It’s a classic.”
Since CLB’s release on September 3rd, “Papi’s Home” has been played over 100 million worldwide on all streaming platforms with 45 million on Spotify and 401.3K in sales. The track which features a sample of Montell Jordan’s song “Daddy’s Home” and a voice sample by Nicki Minaj comes outright at the clout-chasers who use Drake’s style for their success.
Mario states, “Certified Lover Boy was exactly what it was supposed to be in my opinion. It embodies a lot of the energy from previous Drake projects, but lyrically states how he was feeling at the time while writing it. I’m just happy to be a part of that guy’s music because I was a supporter way before I ever got the opportunity. Literally one of my favorite artists of all time.”
With the back to back success, it’s safe to ask the SpaceCamp team: “What’s Next”?