G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently gave his thoughts on the upcoming collaboration between Jay-Z and Drake plus shared his opinion on the rap newcomer.
In addition to analyzing the significance behind Jay choosing Drake, Fif also spoke on a past issue which involved Freeway.
“[Lil Wayne] has that new kid, what’s his name, Drake,” Fif said. “The kid is coming up. I heard Jay-Z got him on his single. Right? That was ill, like, that was fast! For him to put him on his single, like that’s ill. I don’t know if he’s rhyming or singing but the fact that he’s on it is hot. Like that was a fast come-up. Jay won’t even rap on his own artists and be in the video with ‘em. Freeway, he did Freeway dirty. In the Freeway project, we were doing something together. It was all of us together, Jay had a record with Freeway and I said ‘If you shoot that one, I’ll shoot the one that I did with him and we’ll make the video.’ Now tell me that ain’t the perfect scenario for Freeway.” (Hot 97)
DJ Skee has reportedly heard the duo’s collaboration and confirmed Drake’s guest appearance.
DJ Skee had the opportunity to preview “Off That,” Jay’s first single from The Blueprint 3. “I don’t want to really ruin the surprise,” the host of Sirius XM’s “Skeetox” radio show reluctantly tells Rap-Up.com. “I mean it’s Jay, he’s killing it.” While he didn’t disclose details, he did build anticipation for the record. “Jay sounds pretty incredible, man.” Skee confirmed that hip-hop’s hottest newcomer, Drake, lends his talent to the song. (Rap-Up)
Skee previously broke the news on Jay’s upcoming album via Twitter.
“First single off the new Jay-Z Blueprint 3 album coming Sunday,” DJ Skee wrote unmodified on Friday (June 5). “D.O.A. is the street track…Oh…the official OFFICIAL Jay radio single will be called ‘Off That’ and feature Drake…..Coming July…Last thing about Jay, Blueprint 3 release date IS 9/11. Same day as original Blueprint in 2001. RocNation. Atlantic hired for marketing. Sunday! (DJ Skee’s Twitter Page)
Aside from working on his own debut, Drake was tagged to tour with Lil Wayne this summer.
The Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival will be the follow up to Lil Wayne’s very successful “I Am Music Tour” playing a total of 47 arena dates across the US. After an opening act, Drake will perform, followed by Soulja Boy and Young Jeezy‘s sets with Lil Wayne closing out the show. The tour will kick off on July 27, 2009 at the Toyota Pavillion in Scranton, Pennsylvania and end on August 23, 2009 at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Texas. (The Urban Daily)
Check out Fif’s interview with Funkmaster Flex below: