Young Money star Drake has momentarily shelved plans to record a joint LP alongside Lil Wayne and decided to roll with the “Boss” Rick Ross for an upcoming collaborative project.
Although a release date has not yet been penciled in, Drizzy revealed the mixtape’s name.
Drake revealed to XXL that the much talked about joint album with Lil Wayne is on the back burner, possibly for good, but he and Rick Ross have been exchanging ideas for a duet mixtape. “I have been working on a mixtape with Ross,” Drake said. “A mixtape called Y.O.L.O. [That means] ‘You Only Live Once’. I’ve been working on that for the last couple of weeks. We haven’t really connected because he’s been going through this thing with his health. I’ve been stashing my little beats and verses.” (XXL Mag)
In August, Drake hinted at working alongside Ricky Rozay on a potential joint effort.
“[One person] I’ve discussed doing projects with is obviously Lil Wayne,” Drake said in an interview. “And one of the people of the people I enjoy rapping with most in this business is Rozay [Rick Ross]. Me and him have talked about potentially doing something after our albums comes out. I just love making songs with him. Every time we make a song it just seems to be something I love listening to after the fact when I’m in my car.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Last spring, Ross talked about Drake co-signing his Maybach Music Group movement.
“Yeah, yeah, [Drake’ll be on the Self Made compilation album], most definitely. Drake will be on the compilation and you know that’s the homie so it’s all love. He’s embracing the movement and you know, it just feels good to rock out with your family. Shout-out to YMCMB.” (Bootleg Kev)
A few months ago, the Canadian-bred emcee compared Ross’ forthcoming God Forgives, I Don’t LP to some hip-hop classics.
“This guy right here,” Drake said motioning to Ross as the two sat at Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV release party Sunday, “That God Forgives I Don’t; the only way I can describe it is like Doggystyle or Ready to Die or Clipse Lord Willin’ or any of the albums that I collected and held on to as a kid — whether it was cassette or CD.” (MTV)
Check out a recent Rick Ross interview down below: