Drake Says Ghostface Killah Called Him One Of His Favorite Emcees

posted Wednesday September 25 ,2013 at 07:30PM CDT | 119 comments

Drake Says Ghostface Killah Called Him One Of His Favorite Emcees

Drake details a conversation he had with Ghostface Killah, explains "Wu-Tang Forever" & confirms Wu-Tang Clan appearances on the song's remix.

When Drake released "Wu-Tang Forever," a selection off his new album Nothing was the Same, some criticized him for the title, which is taken from Wu-Tang Clan's 1997 double-album, Wu-Tang Forever. In a recent interview with CRWN, presented by MySpace, Drake spoke about the response from the song.

"I did take a risk titling that song what it was," Drake said in the interview. "But for me, I'm always into paying homage...That's kind of what 'Wu-Tang Forever' is. I've always tried to pick a classic Hip Hop song and make it my own...I thought [the response] would have been worse than that, really, to be honest." 

During the interview, Drake also spoke about appearing on a song with "all" of the members of Wu-Tang Clan. 

"I've got a great piece with me and Wu-Tang Clan all rapping together again, which is dope," Drake said. "That's coming soon, definitely. It's on the way."

The song Drake is speaking about is rumored to be the remix to "Wu-Tang Forever," though Drake did not say specifically what "piece" the group would appear on. 

Yesterday (September 24), Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck spoke with HipHopDX and denied participating on a remix to "Wu-Tang Forever," though he did confirm that other members were involved in making the remix to the song. 

"The understanding that I had from the song was that we was supposed to get on it, not knowing if it was the remix or the original song," Inspectah Deck said in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "I believe it was the remix. We was supposed to get on it. Given to me, from RZA, he wanted all eight of us on it. So while we were in Amsterdam, we even booked studio time to go in and get on that song and that was the understanding that I was left with.

"I never made it on the song," Deck added. "Actually, I went back to the hotel. Late night, I left. From my understanding, [Method Man] got on the song, U-God, I think Masta Killah, Capp, not sure. But, I know that there were verses from the Clan on the song."

During the same exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Inspectah Deck also criticized Drake for titling his song "Wu-Tang Forever."

"I just felt it don't need to be 'Wu-Tang Forever,' Inspectah Deck said. "It should be called 'It's Yourz,' if that's the case. That's what the hook seems to be. That's what the main basis of the rhyme seems to be. So you can call it 'It's Yourz' and it would have the same impact. But to call it Wu Tang Forever'...unless the song is about the Clan like that, then it's cool. I'm like, 'Yo, if there's a remix coming out, it got brothers on it and you just wanted to leak this one first and then come back with the Clan in that strategy, that's not the understanding that brothers had in the beginning."

Drake Says Ghostface Killah Endorses Him As An Emcee

During his CRWN interview, Drake was also asked about the controversy and discussion surrounding "Wu-Tang Forever." While Inspectah Deck may disagree with the song's title, Drake says other members have extended praise for the Toronto rapper. 

"I had the best moment of my life the other day," Drake said during his CRWN interview. "One of the best moments. Ghostface Killah called me. I don't want to out his business, but he was just so real about it that I've gotta tell this story because I'm proud. So, if he watches this, I'm sorry, but I've gotta tell this story. He was like, 'Yo, son, there's this guy on Twitter. He's been pretending to be me for a long time and talked down on you. But I just wanted to tell you, you're one of my favorite emcees.' To hear that from him, somebody who we've all looked up to for so long, it meant a lot."

Recently, Drake posted an image of himself with two Wu-Tang Clan members, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. The image, found on his Instagram account, can be viewed below, followed by part 1 of Drake's CRWN interview.

CRWN x Drake, Ep. 1: NWTS, Rivals and Idols from CRWN on Myspace.

RELATED: Inspectah Deck Denounces Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever," Denies Remix Involvement

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  • Brack
    Fu Moo my penis verbed cocks bubble . I hate when u loose mmy feelin cuz bark up a tree this is my illiterate house push me watch u mc rageer go pira-a-a bees ball sock doooode. I get copd the dude
  • Anonymous
    Nigga, Ja Rule is Drake's Uncle.
  • Uncle Pete
    I am Drakes Uncle, I use to have sex with him when he was a teenage boy. It's what made him who he is today, he can really hit that high note because of me. He has become a great man.
  • Anonymous
    Quincy Jones recently told Extra that his favorite rapper is Rick Ross. Said his business sense and overall need to win are the traits of a born winner.
    • Anonymous
      Biggest joke of the millennium. Quincy would never praise that fat fuck.
    • Anonymous
      yeah thats not true at all
  • Young White Boy
    R.A. the Rugged Man is an ugly disgusting looking Dirty JEW. PEACE!!!!
  • Anonymous
    Seriously, how you gonna call yourself a man and cup Drake's balls all over the internet? Scream hater, hater, hater all you want but YOU the suspect one. WOMEN don't ride for this guy like y'all do on the internet.
    • OVO
      How many women do you see posting on this site? Or most other hip-hop sites? Your comment would possibly make sense if women made up a significant proportion of people who typically comment on Drake articles on DX. They are also rarely found commenting on ANY other articles. Clearly basic logic alludes you. There are niggas on this site who ride for Gucci Mane and OJ Da Juiceman and other trash artists. Go complain about them.
    • anonymous
      OVO Gucci mane fans say and do the same thing you're doing and hey they putting themselves out there it's gonna come with the territory, the only difference is that a Gucci mane fan gets emotional and threatens with violence and Drake fans cry like the Britney Spears dude that went viral, back when Britney Spears vagina went viral. Your reading skills are worse than your logic because he didn't address women at all he emasculated you Drake stans further by stating that women don't dickride as hard you fags do for Drake, so no a woman is not on here riding for Drake hard like you are and that makes you worse than a chick with a celeb crush. That makes your rebuttal invalid and you look more like woman by using the old deflection technique. This had nothing to do with douchy mane or OJ the juicebox it's the 1000th Drake article and counting so you got your work cut out, hope your jaw don't lock up.
    • d mac
      lol, anonymous #2 you need a screen name that was potent ether @ owl boy women post comments, can you tell? I can. BTW, they can read too.
    • Kesha
      I'm a women & I think he a corny ass mother fucker, Why the fuck he always make that stupid ass face, he look like a damn clown.
  • drake runs rap
    all of the putang clan try to dickride drake to stay relevent. Because they know with out drake mentioning them no1 would give 2 shits about their 80 year old wack asses. Every rapper begs drake for features so they can make hits because drake makes the biggest hits he runs this rap shit. Wutang aint nothing but drakes bitches
    • Anonymous
      Dawg, you pussy.
    • Anonymous
      WROOONG!!!
  • 614grind
    Ghostface said that on some Godfather type shit. Like, on some Mr. Miyagi to Daniel san shit. Wax on, wax off lil' nigga.
  • Anonymous
    this makes me want to punch shit
  • Anonymous
    we miss u pac
  • better than drake
    soul khan
  • Anonymous
    its yourz is one of my favorite wu songs i think hip hop is over the dope lives underground and in the 90's
  • Not Impressed
    Drake has to be one of the phoniest rappers (and people) I've ever seen in my life. I swear he dick rides every single artist or famous person he meets. He's a leech...A fame leech. He likes to attach himself to a bunch of celebrities, suck them dry, then get more famous himself from using them and their fanbases. It's sad no realizes what he's doing. Sadly, these people are just flattered a popular rapper "likes" them. I bet Raekwon and Ghostface even asked for a collab... I'm not impressed
    • OVO
      The hate for Drake is ridiculous. "He's fake" He's a sellout". How is what Drake was putting out in 2006 any different than what he is putting out now? It isn't. He's one of the few people who are now mainstream, that have clearly been true to themselves. This man's music has been cosigned by everyone from J. Cole, to Eminem, to all of Slaughterhouse, to Ghostface, to Jay-Z, to Phonte, to Rapsody, to DJ Premier. Yet a bunch of nobodys sit in front of their computers claim "he ain't hip-hop". He is hip-hop. He's as much hip-hop as Immortal Technique, Biggie, Das Efx etc. Drake supports artists, commercial and underground, he supports the rap battle scene. He's gay because he talks about emotions, women, feelings? Science suggests it's quite healthy to talk about your feelings. Acting "hard" and not listening to people ain't healthy and it explains why the suicide rate for men is 3 times what it is for women, despite women being diagnosed with depression at a higher rate. Other rappers like Common and LL spent large chunks of their careers talking about women and their feelings. Drake is one of the realest niggas who has ever done this shit. Right up there with people Kool G Rap and Scarface. When it's all said and done Drake will be a legend in music and will be mentioned alongside artists like Miles Davis.
    • Anonymous
      no hes not dont think u like hip hop if u havent noticed every mainstream act has sold out from royce to cole to wale to wiz kalifia to kanye AND JAY AND EM there not making hiphop any more to many people listen to hip hop no one know what hip hop even sound like ROYCE DA 59 - FLOW BOY FUCK MAINSTREAM HIP HOP IM NOT EVEN CHECKING FOR IT NOW WU-TANGS FOREVER AND THE UNDERGROUND WILL NEVER CHANGE ODDISEE - DO IT ALL FUCK DRAKE
    • Anonymous
      U SAY SLAUGHERHOUSE SUPPORTS HIM BUT SLAUGHTERHOUSE SOLD OUT TO EVERYONE IS MAKING WHACK MUSIC UGHH.COM
    • Anonymous
      THERES A REASON I CANT SIT IN MY ROOM AN LISTEN TO DRAKE HES NOT HIP HOP GO LISTEN TO SOME JURASIC 5 AND LEARN LYRICS FUCK LISTEN PAC LISTEN BIGGIE ANY ONE BUT FRAKE
    • Anonymous
      IM OUT
    • OVO
      It's both hilarious and pathetic the lengths people go to hate on and discredit Drake...he's hip-hop man! I listen to hip-hop moron, that includes artists like J5, SV, One Be Lo, Celph Titled, RA the Rugged Man AND DRIZZY DRAKE!!! Hahaha! Hate on anonymous, you're pathetic.
    • HNIC
      OVO: None of the people you listed as cosigners ever needed to be cosigned....why the fuck do you suppose? To quote you, "It's both hilarious and pathtic" Of course other artist are going to cosign him, it's the poltics of music son. Stop it already.
    • OVO
      Ghostface called Drake. The other artists were asked in interviews by reporters what they thought about Drake. The reporters chose those questions because of bitch niggas like anonymous who sit on message boards and claim that Drake ain't hip-hop. Drake ain't asking for co-signs, he's made that abundantly clear a number of times.
    • Anonymous
      OVO is a bitchmade delusional Drake stan making up bullshit.
    • d mac
      Rapper cosign don't mean sh@t when it comes to a playlist, that's that follower lemming dialect you're talking. I'm a fan enough to know that picture up there says more about the career of Ghostface Killah than it does Drake. Bottom line. Only ones who's tripping is you delusional weirdo groupie stan cheerleader pom-pom waving stargazers.
  • real perspective
    I probably wouldn't mind Drake so much if EVERY FUCKIN MEDIA OUTLET wasn't forcefeeding this nigga down our throats, same for Jay Z and all these cats. Damn if you good you good and the streets know. I bet everybody wants a Bentley and those companies don't need to put out a commercial every first down, but Ford, Chevy and Toyota are there for every play of game does that mean they're hotter cars because they sell more?
  • Anonymous
    Cmon, Ghost got bills too. Gotta do what he need to do to get those reserve notes.
    • Anonymous
      lol I feel bad if you need to reduce Ghost to a whore in order for you to accept this.
  • Anonymous
    drake an mc ? get the fuck outa here he isnt an mc or a rapper hes just a little punk claiming he does hip hop
    • Anonymous
      not mc . motherfuka ur ears must got fucked by a hating nigga so u cant perceive what da fuck does MC means. Wait til ur mom and sister suckin my dick like a microphone then thats MC. Im tired of these hating anonymous bitchass tryna smart talk and say this say that. Get da fuck off the keyboard and wipe ur little drivelled nose . FUcking dentalcuntlip .
    • ^
      There's your typical dumb groupie response.
  • chillthrillz
    drizzy,,,want that OG respect,,,thats peace,,,,wu are multi till they close up,,,,,this can only make drake a lil more relatable to older heads,,,that dont fuck with this era's rap,,,,, fuck a remix do a whole new joint to show and prove,,the love,,, 96st medina