Drake’s “Back To Back” Was Produced In Part By Nav

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Nav helped produce the beat on Drake’s “Back to Back.”

Drake cemented his reputation as a no-holds-barred bad ass rapper when he hit Meek Mill with “Back to Back.” The song is so disrespectful that he promised never to perform it again right before embarking on the Boy Meets World tour.

Genius reports that Toronto rapper/producer Nav helped producer Daxz create the beat on the classic diss track. At the time of its release, he even tweeted his feelings after working for the emcee.

Blessed i could be a part of drakes diss…thank u @Daxz416

Nav apparently worked on the melody with Daxz before the latter sent it to Drake. Sources say as soon as Drizzy got the beat, he started working on the lyrics and the record dropped the next day. Nav got writing credits for his labor.

It’s unclear how much the song changed after Nav helped craft the beat because the credits suggest the Noah “40” Shebib and the 6 God polished it afterwards. Nav even tweeted he was stunned when he first heard the final product.

Fammmm is that the chords i played or am i trippin @Daxz416

Though Nav remained unnoticed by the mainstream, there is no doubt his work caught the ear of industry insiders. He signed to The Weeknd‘s XO in February 2017, and had his first high-profile production credit on Travis Scott’s “Beibs in the Trap.”



Travis Scott & Nav’s “Beibs In The Trap” Goes Gold

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Nav’s manager Cash announced the certification on Twitter.

Travis Scott already has a few plaques under his belt (including platinum singles “Pick Up The Phone” and “Antidote”), and he’s earned yet another today. According to Cash, manager to The Weeknd, Belly, Derek Wise, and Nav, Travis’ “Beibs In The Trap,” which features vocals and production from Nav, has gone gold. The song appears on Travis’ 2016 LP Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight.

Congratulations to @beatsbynav @trvisXX is officially a GOLD selling record with no radio support!!! 🔥XO

The certification has yet to be reflected on the RIAA website, but will likely be updated within the week. Cash notes that the song has achieved gold status with “no radio support,” something that we’ve started to see more and more in the streaming age.

This is Nav’s first gold single. He just released his debut, self-titled project and is currently preparing a collaboration with Metro Boomin. Stream NAVhere and listen to “Beibs In The Trap” below.

Travis just announced the Birds Eye View tour. View the dates here.