Drake Clarifies His Loyalty To YMCMB
Drake not impressed with his addition to Jay Z's "Off That," speaks on his mom's reaction to "Too Much."
In the newly-released part two of Drake’s CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson, the Young Money star continued to keep things candid as he addressed his relationship with his mother and his work with music powerhouses Jay Z and Beyonce, among other topics.
Although Jay Z is featured on “Pound Cake,” a track included on Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album, the Magna Carta Holy Grail rapper has collaborated with the Toronto emcee before. Both Jay Z and Drake can be found on The Blueprint 3 record “Off That,” but according to Drizzy, he wasn’t all that pleased with his addition to the song.
“For the first time in his career, I think, he sent me two verses a capella," said Drake in regards to Jay Z’s contribution to “Pound Cake.” "He told me, 'I never do this’…Let me talk about 'Off That' for a second. I wasn't supposed to be on that hook. If I knew I was going to be on that hook I would have said some things differently. I originally wrote that as a reference for somebody, and it ended up being on the album and at that time, who was going to say no?"
Drake was again heavily candid as he spoke on his mother’s less than eager reaction to “Too Much.” On the Nothing Was The Same record, Drake expresses concern for his mother’s reclusiveness as he raps, “Hate the fact my mom cooped up in her apartment, telling herself/That she's too sick to get dressed up and go do shit, like that's true shit.”
“For the first time, my mom was very upset with me," he said. "She was upset because she felt like it warranted a personal conversation before I went and said that in a song. What I had to remind her of was that we had had that personal conversation many times over and I felt like it wasn't going anywhere. It was sitting on my chest so heavy that one night, when I had that second verse to finish, it just all... It was a huge release. I don't even think I've ever felt like that before. I wasn't even writing it down, and I'm not saying that to sound cool. I was just in the booth running in and out going line by line, because thoughts were going through my mind so fast.”
Toward the end of the interview, Drake expressed his loyalty to Young Money when asked how he’s able to balance being signed to Young Money and running his own label, OVO Sound.
“I’m always loyal to Young Money,” Drake revealed. “You always hear me represent as best I can. I think it’s been established that at the end of the day I came up under Lil Wayne’s wing and I wouldn’t have asked for it to go any other way. But at the same time, I’ve become my own artist and my own entity. It could have gone a lot of other ways, but it went this way…At the end of the day I’m gonna be Drake.”
The second part of Drake’s CRWN interview can be found below (via Huffington Post).