If you have been following Drake’s career closely over the years, you have no doubt noticed his frequent shout-outs to rapper Phonte, of Little Brother and the Foreign Exchange. The Young Money rapper-singer often cites Tay as one of his biggest influences, something he did recently when he named his top five albums.
With that in mind, you would expect these two to work together right? Of course, and that was apparently the plan until Drizzy apparently got too busy trying to find his sound on his sophomore album, Take Care. He revealed to the Village Voice that he still wants the collaboration to happen, though who knows when and if it will. You can read a snippet from the interview below.
“With me and [Phonte], I kinda dropped the ball on a feature he needed me to do, just being 100% honest,” he explained. “I really wanted to do a record with him, and we actually did do a record for my album, and then something happened with the producer and the beat, and it started getting funny so I had to scrap the record. And then he was like, ‘Well, can you do this feature for me,’ and at the time I was trying to find my sound and trying to figure out what this album was going to be about, and I kind of let it slip through the cracks. That was my fault, and I do apologize to Phonte for that. But I still want to make it happen; I talked to 9th Wonder about trying to make it happen, we’ll get it eventually. He knows he’s one of the biggest influences on my career.”