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Drake famously, or infamously, once “freestyled” off of his Blackberry phone. That was five years ago, but reportedly the YMCMB rapper is in talks to formally co-sign the a Blackberry smartphone.

According to Tech Crunch, the “Trophies” rapper is in negotiations to endorse the new Blackberry Classic phone that is due out in November.

Says Tech Crunch:

Our source adds that Drake’s promotion will include the claim that he was involved in the design process of the new smartphone, which again isn’t as far-fetched as you might think – the rapper has apparently resisted the urge to upgrade to BB10 because no device that runs that OS has a physical trackpad, which is among his favorite features of the 9900. If true, Drake’s taste is shared by a lot of C-level executives I’ve talked to, who lament the removal of the function keys as well as the trackpad on the Q10.

Will a Drake co-sign be enough to make you drop your iPhone or Android phone and go back to a Blackberry? Will struggle rappers flock to this phone? Let us know in the comments.

And since we’re on the topic, watch Drake kick bars straight off his Blackberry below.

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