On “Fair Trade,” Drake denounces fake friends, asserting that his life is better without them. Scott, on the other hand, talks about his women, cars, and money. The track was initially teased by Drake on Instagram in May 2021 where he posted a one-minute clip of the song.

The track samples Charlotte Day Wilson’s September 2019 song, “Mountains.” Notably, Charlotte is from Drake’s hometown of Toronto, adding to the extensive list of Canadian artists who have received support from Drake. She’s also the cousin of OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib.