Young Money rapper Drake has opened up about his recent “Deuces” remix collaboration with Andre 3000 and how he does not consider their record a true joint effort.
From Drake’s perspective, he wants to organically create a song with Andre.
“It was cool,” he said of appearing on the cut with his idol. “I love the remix and stuff, but when I say I wanna work with him I really wanna pull him into my world or go into his world or do something where it’s a song that I’ve created from the ground up, where he raps and, hopefully, I could sort of shape the direction of the song a bit more…For me, ‘Deuces’ was cool and all and obviously being on a song with him for the first time was amazing but it doesn’t satisfy my urge to work with him. That’s still very much alive and I really wanna work with him on something that’s my own.” (XXL Mag)
In July, producer Swizz Beatz said Andre 3000 was originally considered for Drake’s “Fancy” Thank Me Later single.
“Andre 3000 was supposed to be on ‘Fancy,’ ” Swizz revealed. “Drake had a group of people he wanted to be on it: Andre, Tip, this one, that one. But the deadline for the album rushed a lot of things. [Drake] can tell you the rest, but Tip just wound up being on it. Which I’m cool with, cause that’s the homie.” (MTV)
Recently, Drake said he planned on working with Andre 3000 for his sophomore album.
“I really tried to do a song with Andre 3000, but I think it was meant for my second album,” Drake said in an interview. “Dre is one of those people that needs you to do a little more. He’s one of those people that believe in his craft so much that he needs you to do more than just be over hyped or just famous. In his mind, I have to prove myself and the truth is, I do. That’s just being real. I have a lot of work to do, so I actually respect him for that. I think on the second album I’ll probably only have two features. I have a few people in mind and Dre probably will be one of them.” (VIBE)
Last fall, Drake said he wanted big collaborations with artists like Andre 3000 for his debut.
“I really, really wanna do a joint with Sade,” he revealed in an interview. “I really wanna get Andre 3000 on the record. And I really wanna do a song with Kings of Leon. Yeah, slowly, but surely [I’m trying to get the guest features]. We’ll see.” (Rap-Up)
Check out Drake speaking on Andre 3000 down below: