News: DJ Kay Slay On Working W/ Drake, "I Was Trying To Get Him & Busta Rhymes On A Joint"
Sunday, Nov 1, 2009 9:30AM
New York's DJ Kay Slay recently talked about his forthcoming More Than Just A DJ compilation's overall feel and his experience working with Young Money's Drake on the project.
According to Slay, Drizzy's summer knee injury limited his chances to snag the rap newcomer for multiple records on the album.
"I was trying to get him and Busta [Rhymes] on [a] joint," Slay revealed in an interview. "[But] what happened, [Drake] was so heavy on the road and moving around, and then he hurt his leg. And so it was getting down to crunch time [to complete my album], so his peoples - Gee [Roberson] and them was like, 'Yo, well look, this record [that] just leaked ['The Winner'], we don't know how it leaked, but would you mind taking this [for your album]?' I'm not gonna be stupid and not take the record knowing that I might not catch [Drake] because of his situation. So I was like, 'H*ll yeah I'll take that record.' And people liked it and was spinning it already, so I'm like, 'H*ll yeah.'" (Hip Hop DX)
Scheduled to drop later this year, the "Drama King" has tagged a mixture of mainstream artists for his latest effort.
DJ Kayslay, legendary DJ, magazine owner, mixtape master, is set to release his new album, More Than Just A DJ on E1 Music. The album features Plies, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, Bun B, 50 Cent, OJ Da Juiceman, Drake, Juelz Santana, Joell Ortiz, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and many, many more. The first single, 'Blockstars' featuring Plies, Jim Jones, Busta Rhymes & Ray J is hitting radio now. A second single, 'Thug Luv' featuring Maino, Papoose, Red Cafe and Ray J will follow. (Press Release)
Kay Slay also confirmed the project's upcoming release and promised it would carry on The Big Apple's trend-setting music.
"There is a lot of talk about bringing New York hip hop back," he said in a statement. "I was a part of the birth of our culture, and my new album does not disappoint. More Than Just a DJ is bringing real hip hop back!!" (Statement)
Slay is most known for analyzing hip-hop beefs and battles during his famed "Drama Hour" on New York City's Hot 97 radio station.
Known as the Drama King (aka Slap Your Favorite DJ), DJ Kay Slay rose to the top of his field by refereeing some of the most talked-about MC battles of the early 2000s, most notably Jay-Z versus Nas and 50 Cent versus Ja Rule, on his StreetSweeper mixtape series and later on his Hot 97 radio show, "The Drama Hour." (Star Pulse)
More Than Just A DJ is now slated to hit stores Tuesday, December 8th via E1 Music.
Check out Drake's "The Winner" below: