Drake‘s second Top 5 hit “Find Your Love” was originally written for Rihanna and she even recorded her own cut
Jeff Bhasker, Kanye West, and his mentor, No I.D, produced Find Your Love with Rihanna in mind.
During a 2010 interview with Complex, No I.D revealed how Drake took the song. “Drake heard Rihanna’s version and was like, ‘I really want to use this record,’ and I was like, ‘Man, ask her!’… So he ended up with the beat and then when he recorded it he was singing, and I was like ‘Word? Singing. You’re really rolling with this, huh?’ Drake took it and made his own magic record.”
Kanye is credited as a co-writer and co-producer on the song and No I.D claims they made the song in just one hour.
According to Find Your Love‘s co-producer, Jeff Bhasker, Kanye West came up with the melody for the track: “[Rihanna] actually cut it, it was just another writing day in the studio. I think No I.D. had that drum beat and that’s the classic, ‘Jeff jump on the piano,’ and Kanye started humming in my ear. We started coming up with a melody, I started crafting the music and we wrote that relatively quickly, within an hour. When you think about it [sings, ‘I’m more than just an option, hey, hey, hey,’] that’s right up Kanye’s alley, that’s his style, that’s all Kanye.”