Wizkid Premieres His “Hush Up The Silence” Collaboration With Drake

Last month we shared a leak of Wizkid and Drake‘s latest collaboration “Hush Up The Silence,” where contributor Sabo Kpade noted that the song should really be called “Come Closer” because of its incessant use of the phrase (though, if you have to ask her to come closer that many times,  she clearly doesn’t want to be near you).

The new song was officially released last night on OVO Radio on Beats 1.

This is the pair’s third collaboration after the underwhelming as hell remix of Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba” (a song that, for once, seemed to flourish more without Drake) and Drake’s Wizkid-assisted summer smash “One Dance.” Despite their undeniable camaraderie, it’s reported that the two have never met in person.

Seems #Drake and #Wizkid are operating a long distance relationship.

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On “Hush Up The Silence,” we hear Drake’s generic “I want to sound—what I think is—Caribbean or African so damn bad” voice, but it doesn’t manage to ruin the song.

It’s a bouncy joint that maintains the same bubbly dancehall pulse of  “Work,” and its beat is noticeably reminiscent of Drake and Rihanna’s 2010 collaboration, “What’s My Name.”

Much like Drake and Rihanna, Starboy and Drizzy make a predictable yet infectious musical duo. “Hush Up The Silence” is nothing out of the ordinary for the two artists, but given each of their ability to produce replay-worthy songs, that’s not really a bad thing.

And it looks like we might have even more to look forward to.


Hear “Hush up The Silence” below, starting around the 60:18 mark.