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The Weeknd and Drake Reunite on 'Live For'

Canadian MCs produce smooth verses and a sultry hook

The Weeknd, Drake.
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August 19, 2013 1:40 PM ET

Abel Tesfay, also known as The Weeknd, and fellow Canadian MC Drake have reunited for a new collaboration off The Weeknd's forthcoming Kiss Land album, reports Miss Info.

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"Live For" boasts a sultry hook – "This the shit that I live for with the people I die for" – coupled with Drake's smooth and direct verses.

The Weeknd's Kiss Land  is set for release on September 10th; Drake's upcoming Nothing Was the Same is due out September 17th.

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