Young Money star Drake may report to Lil Wayne, but he claims when it comes to being in the studio, he experiences supreme synergy with Miami rap kingpin Rick Ross.
With plans to drop a joint mixtape with Ricky Rozay entering 2012, Drake will also have a presence on the Boss’ upcoming solo album.
“Yeah, it only makes sense, so hopefully. I’m actually going to Miami to see him this week, sit down and work on God Forgives and just work on whatever comes,” Drake said in an interview. “Me and him usually do a few songs, so we’ll see where they end up. … If I have chemistry with anyone in the studio it’s with Ross. We want to make the same music. It’s definitely a very good experience.” (MTV)
In November, Drizzy unveiled plans to link with Ross in the studio for a collaborative effort.
Drake revealed to XXL that the much talked about joint album withLil 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)
Over the summer, 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)
Outside of joint projects, the Canadian-bred rapper’s new sophomore album is quickly approaching platinum status.
Young Money star Drake’s Take Care fell three slots to No. 7 with 73,200. Headed into his fifth week on store shelves, Drizzy’s sophomore album has moved 967,600 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Drake & Rick Ross’ “Lord Knows” down below: