As Scorpion was rolling out across platforms last night, Drake took a moment to give thanks. He's come under fire in the past for not giving credit where it's due, but this time a whole host of new artists got the Drake co-sign without having to put him on a remix. His Instagram story was a series of screenshots, songs and EPs that "inspired [Drake] on the studio drives." 

Everyone from Biggie to Nai Palm made the cut, and Drake once again proved he has his ear to the ground with his picks. Rising stars like Gunna and 03 Greedo made the cut, but he also included some picks that are just starting on their road to success. From Toronto locals to U.K. drill, here are nine rising artists who helped inspire Drake's Scorpion.