News: DJ Kay Slay Explains Drake's Absence From New Album, "It Was The D*ckheads At The Record Label" [Audio]
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 5:55PM
DJ Kay Slay recently spoke on Young Money's Drake not making his upcoming More Than Just A DJ compilation album despite heavy promotion of the rapper's appearance on the project last year.
According to Slay confusion at the label is to blame for Drake's absence.
"I had the record and what happened was the people at the record label was giving a hard time for clearing it," Slay explained in an interview. "But they didn't know that Baby cleared the record...[then] it was too late, I had already turned the record in. So shout-out to him, I don't have no hard feelings. Baby gave me the record, it was the d*ckheads at the record label, with the business affairs that were acting silly -- but they ain't tell me that because they didn't believe it was gonna happen so by the time I got on it, it was a little too late. So you know, it is what it is." (Champ Mag)
Slay recently said Drake's summer knee injury limited his chances to be featured on multiple records.
"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)
The upcoming album features appearances from rappers including 50 Cent and Papoose.
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, 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)
Slay previously spoke on the album being a symbol of bringing back New York hip-hop.
"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)
Check out DJ Kay Slay speaking on Drake down below: