Rap rookie Lil Nas X is just hours away from his new 7 EP finally dropping to the masses. In preparation for the big release, the hip-hop newcomer sits down with Apple Music Beats 1 personality Zane Lowe to dish on everything from new music to his massive “Old Town Road” success.

Despite fans urging X to drop an instant album, the rapper said his new 7 EP will get everyone prepared for his major studio debut.

“The EP. This EP is going to get everybody ready for this album that’s coming later- it can be 20 songs a day, and then it’ll be like, ‘Oh, 35?’ And then I’ll be like, ‘Oh, wait, oh, I like these ones. I like this one now. Oh, this is like 27 songs.’ And it’s like, nah. But a lot of songs I go in with the intent of finishing, so if I feel like I might want to finish making a song while I’m listening to the beat I’m just like, “Cut the whole thing,” pretty much.” (Beats 1)

In addition to rubbing elbows with major music starts, X is extra focused on trying to make a Drake collaboration go down.

“I really want this to happen. I already know it’s going to happen like Drake to get on the remix of ‘Panini.’ Sh. I talk to J. Prince. He wants me to do a show sometime at the end of this year. Maybe that’ll help. You know what’s crazy, though? I wanted Drake to be on ‘Old Town Road’ remix ’cause it was going to be a hip-hop remix, too. Things didn’t go as planned. This man’s a goat. He’s the biggest inspiration musically for everybody.” (Beats 1)