“No Guidance” is a song by American singer Chris Brown featuring vocals from Canadian rapper Drake. It was released on June 8, 2019, as the fourth single from Brown’s ninth studio album, Indigo (2019). The song was produced by American producers Vinylz, J-Louis, Teddy Walton, and Canadian producer. The track contains uncredited samples from “Before I Die”, written and performed by Che Ecru.
Brown and Drake have had a history of feuds dating back to 2012 over singer Rihanna, which escalated in June of that year after friends of the musicians started throwing bottles at each other in a New York City nightclub. However, on October 12, 2018, Drake brought out the singer on his Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour date in Los Angeles and publicly ended their feud. The performance sparked rumors about a possible collaboration and Drake later teased a possible collaboration with Brown on Instagram in early 2019.
A snippet of the song was leaked online on May 5, 2019, from Brown’s 30th birthday party. On June 5, 2019, Brown teased the song on his social media and two days later announced that the song would be released that night. Even before release, various news outlets called the song a contender for 2019’s “Song of the Summer”.
The “No Guidance” music video was released on July 26, 2019. With a total run-time of 9 minutes and 7 seconds, it depicts a confrontation between Chris Brown and Drake surrounded by their crews in a Miami carpark, which ends up being a dance battle, after which the two artists resolve their beef. Tory Lanez and Sevyn Streeter made cameo appearances.