News: Drake Wants Another Shot At Jay-Z, "I'd Love To Do Something More Musical, As Opposed To All Rapping"
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 10:23PM
Young Money rapper Drake wants another shot at recording music with Jay-Z and hopes to get an opportunity to do a song less focused on raps.
While he already has "Light Up" and "Off That" archived, Drizzy is focused on adding more collaborations with Young Hov.
"I probably wouldn't title it 'Light Up 2,' but there could definitely be potential for a record where me and Jay just spit about life," Drake told MTV News. "I look forward to making that. I don't think I'm ready to do it yet, though. If me and Jay do another record ... I just want it to be a song. I don't necessarily want it to be a life/time marker. I would love to do a song with Jay that hits radio. I'd love to do something that's more musical, as opposed to all that rapping. And plus, I don't feel like I'm in that veteran category. Like, now that I'm here six months later, after we did that song. Things happen pretty quick over here on this side, but I don't necessarily want to reflect that in song." (MTV)
Last year, Drizzy discussed adding Jay to his number one debuting album, Thank Me Later.
"I actually did the ['Light Up'] record with Jay-Z last night," Drake revealed in an interview. "It's crazy, I'm really really excited about it. I hope he likes it, I just did it and I'ma shoot it to him and I hope he likes it. But it's crazy. It's actually produced by, well, the one that I want him on, produced by this dude from Toronto -- it is nice. It's a special, special record because at first I was like, 'I don't know what kinda hook I'ma do,' I really wanted to make this rap record and I managed to get this rap with a crazy chorus in the lane of like a 'Forever' but not really. It's like that type of triumphant feel though. I'm excited. The record is called 'Light It Up.'" (Rap-Up)
Despite being able to lace some R&B tunes, Drake recently said emcee skills outdid his singing talent.
"I could never really take singing on the road the way I can take rapping on the road. I can't get on stage and blow people away with my range and vocals. I'm a studio singer because I can convey emotion and I have unique melodies, so that's kind of what I pride myself on, but that's where it stops. I make music more for people to listen to rather than to hold me as an R&B artist. Not to wish that I couldn't sing better. If I could sing like Trey [Songz] then yeah, I'd definitely just want to be a singer. If I could do anything, trust me, I wish I could just sit at the piano and sing." (VIBE)
Since its release last June, Thank Me Later has remained in the sales chart.
Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later slipped nine positions to No. 43 with 9,700. With 19 weeks in the books, the emcee's debut album has pushed 1,133,400 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent Drake interview below: