Drake Clarifies His Loyalty To YMCMB

Drake not impressed with his addition to Jay Z's "Off That," speaks on his mom's reaction to "Too Much."

In the newly-released part two of Drake’s CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson, the Young Money star continued to keep things candid as he addressed his relationship with his mother and his work with music powerhouses Jay Z and Beyonce, among other topics.

Although Jay Z is featured on “Pound Cake,” a track included on Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album, the Magna Carta Holy Grail rapper has collaborated with the Toronto emcee before. Both Jay Z and Drake can be found on The Blueprint 3 record “Off That,” but according to Drizzy, he wasn’t all that pleased with his addition to the song.

“For the first time in his career, I think, he sent me two verses a capella," said Drake in regards to Jay Z’s contribution to “Pound Cake.” "He told me, 'I never do this’…Let me talk about 'Off That' for a second. I wasn't supposed to be on that hook. If I knew I was going to be on that hook I would have said some things differently. I originally wrote that as a reference for somebody, and it ended up being on the album and at that time, who was going to say no?"

Drake was again heavily candid as he spoke on his mother’s less than eager reaction to “Too Much.” On the Nothing Was The Same record, Drake expresses concern for his mother’s reclusiveness as he raps, “Hate the fact my mom cooped up in her apartment, telling herself/That she's too sick to get dressed up and go do shit, like that's true shit.”

“For the first time, my mom was very upset with me," he said. "She was upset because she felt like it warranted a personal conversation before I went and said that in a song. What I had to remind her of was that we had had that personal conversation many times over and I felt like it wasn't going anywhere. It was sitting on my chest so heavy that one night, when I had that second verse to finish, it just all... It was a huge release. I don't even think I've ever felt like that before. I wasn't even writing it down, and I'm not saying that to sound cool. I was just in the booth running in and out going line by line, because thoughts were going through my mind so fast.”

Toward the end of the interview, Drake expressed his loyalty to Young Money when asked how he’s able to balance being signed to Young Money and running his own label, OVO Sound.

“I’m always loyal to Young Money,” Drake revealed. “You always hear me represent as best I can. I think it’s been established that at the end of the day I came up under Lil Wayne’s wing and I wouldn’t have asked for it to go any other way. But at the same time, I’ve become my own artist and my own entity. It could have gone a lot of other ways, but it went this way…At the end of the day I’m gonna be Drake.”

The second part of Drake’s CRWN interview can be found below (via Huffington Post).

CRWN x Drake, Ep. 2: Jay Z, OVO and Family from CRWN on Myspace.

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85 Comments

  • Young Money

    How many times does Drake have to say he is YMCMB in his music and interviews? http://www.youngmoneyhq.com/artists/drake/

  • Lol

    Niggas are saying shit upsetting and disrespecting their moms just to keep it real like Hov has always done with facts... Be your self kids no body past n present or in time to come will be like Young Hov Dope Boi Fresh Jigga The Jay Z William H S. Cater.

  • Anonymous

    "Kendrick didn't get crushed at all" STOMPED!!!

  • Anonymous

    "How many records did you sell" How many soda cans did you have to recycle to make this month's rent?

    • Anonymous

      Zero, I am actually employed by Drake. He pays me quite well to find him male partners to "unwind" with after shows. I get bonuses if these men perform sexual acts & another bonus if Drake gets to perform an act on them.

  • MURDOCK

    NOTHING THIS GUY SAYS OR DOES CAN MAKE ME LIKE HIM OR HIS SHITTY MUSIC

  • Anonymous

    Drake is about to sell 700,000 1st week. Are you paying attention Kdot? You just got crushed. Guess you need to step your sales game up Mr. big ears lol

  • Anonymous

    ONLY ONE MUSIC STORE IN TORONTO TOLD ME NOTHING WAS THE SAME SOLD 500 CDS IN THE FIRST DAY. ONLY ONE STORE. FIRST TIME THEY GOT SOLD OUT OF STOCK .

  • Anonymous

    Holy shit! my friend just text me the news about Drake dating Johnny, LOL Roll tide! Manzeil is done!

  • Anonymous

    Damn, even ESPN is running with the story now, this is going to be nonstop media BS for weeks.

  • Anonymous

    I just heard that on the radio this morning. I am shocked.

  • KILO

    TMZ has photos of Drake & Manziel making out in a hot tub, hahaha LMAO @ all you Drake fans.

  • KILO

    I can't believe how many of you fucks still listen to this fag, He is in a gay relationship with Johnny Manziel! A HOMOSEXUAL RELATIOSHIP! I swear you dick lovers will bump this queer no matter what happens. This just into HipHopDrakeX, Drake fucks little boys! "Damn, this nigga is dope" What a bunch of flaming fagy gaywad the whole pussy lot of you.

  • Tony

    Does anyone else get tired of people hating on Wayne & Birdman just because they kiss each other, I mean who really cares? I see straight men kissing each other on the lips all the time. There's nothing gay about 2 men kissing & holding hands.

  • dentaldamboy

    I love penises up my rectum. I also enjoy a warm glass of merlot or milk & a romantic Drake song. #lovebeinggay

  • Anonymous

    he talks like the one line about his mother is the roughest line of the entire album. NWTS was boring.

  • BOY

    Dedication 5 >>>> GKMC YMCMB!

  • Yo Remail

    If YMCMB bought all their own albums wouldn't they be broke by now? They release like 3 or 4 years each year. Where wou;d their money be coming from?

    • Anonymous

      its obvious they dont buy all their albums but i guarantee in the past they have purchased large quantities to boost first week sales

  • ETK

    TOP 5 WORST TROLLS ON HHDX 1.the ja rule troll 2.the gucci troll 3.the drake troll 4.the Anally Pussified Anon Guy (Anonymous & :^) who says "Everything You Say Is BULLSHIT LIES" and "Haha Good Joke" 5.quote-man

  • Anonymous

    drake album is dope

  • dentaldamboy

    Fact: 1. Drake sells out tours by himself. 2. Black Hippy needed 50 other acts to join them and they still can't sell out.

    • dentaldamboy

      I'm sorry for what I said earlier, I am in fact just a scared gay little bitch & all I can think about lately is Drakes weiner & what color his butthole is. I guess I'm just confused, you know. I'm gay & I know it & I'm clapping my hands. I just feel Drake appeals to homosexuals & I love to dance naked to his music with other men.

    • dentaldamboy

      Prove it then bitch.

    • Anonymous

      You're wrong about everything, dentalbitch.

  • dentaldamboy

    Drake does while black hippy, big sean, and asap rocky put together amongst others couldn't do. Sell out the whole tour and not cancel dates.

  • Young white Boy

    R.A. the Rugged Man is an ugly disgusting looking Dirty JEW. PEACE!!!!

  • BOY

    Drake is the Prince of YMCMB Nicki Minaj is the Princess of YMCMB Birdman is the Emperor of YMCMB Lil Wayne is the KIGN of HIP HOP YMCMB is the BIGGEST, MOST SUCCESSFUL music empire witnessed by human eyes since prehistoric times. FUCK KenDICK LAME-ar FUCK GAY-Z FUCK PUSSY T YMCMB is an EMPIRE

  • Young White Boy

    Drake is YMCMB this article is crap drake owns most of the label

  • Anonymous

    He made his mom angry at him, worthless son of a bitch he's like 25+

  • Tapeworm

    Drake is like Marmite you either love him or hate him. I don't think he is worth the hate or attention I am neutral seeing as he can rap nothing spectacular or life-changing but he can rap. I see haters getting butthurt and dickriders drinking cum. Don't follow either bandwagon be neutral or apathetic.

  • LB2

    Drake will eventually leave Young Money..he began his own label for a reason..

  • skywalker

    cool shit....now come see him >>>>>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD4XZVGsLHY

  • yay.yay

    http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2013/09/26/twc-the-winners-circle/ i need all my ppl to show love to the new ep click the link and vote DOPE.... this is hiphop at its best

  • Anonymous

    Justin Timberlake Ft. Drake FREE DOWNLOAD @ http://bigblogtalk.com/songsoftheweek

  • Anonymous

    To this day I don't understand why people actually care about other peoples opinions on music and its performers. Its entertainment? People actually catch feelings? About other peoples listening experiences and reactions? Shit. I am yet again reminded how far people are from being happy.

  • Chris Etrata

    Of course drake isn't satisified with jay zs addition. It upstaged drakes own lines.

  • KingMcfly

    Drakes ego is starting to show... bridges are beginning to be covered with Fuel.... its only a matter of time before the match is thrown.

    • chontelly

      xactly..that's the same thing I said the other day is that its only a matter of time b4 the walls start crumbling down...drake reveals a lot in his artwork and one day he is gonna slip up and say something. Also there are plenty ppl getting in his head as well....ima just sit bac, eat my popcorn and njoy the show...

  • A white guy

    Most rap fans are ugly spear chucking n!ggers

    • Anonymous

      sad , karma is a bitch lol ur day is coming casper

    • A White Guy

      Black people are taking over when half of the race is on welfare? Also making up 70% of the prison population is pretty impressive right? Also Africa is prospering right now isn't it, business is booming in shopping malls all across Kenya right? The fact remains your race never invented anything but this shitty N!gger noise music and even the Middle Eastern population in America is thriving better than you. I'm pretty sure my mom never dated a black guy and most white girls that date blacks are ghetto/trailer trash. I'm sure we could fuck all your women and wipe your pre historic asses off the map if we wanted to, but humans and animals aren't suppose to breed together.

    • D the Butcher

      This must be the fallout from the Hannah Montana MTV performance thing right? Are you mad because she is running with the spades now? She kinda remind you of that daughter or that sister that is doing the same? When people say ugly tough shit, it is normally because they are soft and sensitive about the issue that makes them upset. That shit is killing you slowly. Your daddy probably went through the same shit.

    • D the Butcher

      To A white guy: The sad thing is that your response is all about the fact that minorities are completely taking over. This is fact no opinion. The numbers never lie. With that being said, chances are the white women in your family are fucking the so called folks you hate. Time to accept it and move on. White guys call each other nigga all day. Times have changed and your are really upset about it. It will be okay my nig.

    • A white guy

      Was that suppose to hurt my feelings? Go collect your welfare check and go buy a banana you spade

    • let's laugh at this inbred peckerwood

      Not only are you wasting your life moments paying attention to n!ggers you so called hate, you whites are supposed to be the only ones buying music, but the fans are all n!ggers. How this world works, while you daddy teaches you 1960's racist talk and loves Sarah Palin, she got dicked down by a n!gger basketball player named Glen Rice and your momma yearns for black dick, she just don't know how to get it.

  • Anonymous

    50 cent got more money than drake

  • Anonymous

    i cant wait until he leaves rap and goes back to his true calling, acting on tv playing a simp just like he is in real life

    • yay

      http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2013/09/26/twc-the-winners-circle/ i need all my ppl to show love to the new ep click the link and vote DOPE.... this is hiphop

  • Violator

    I hate Chop Shop rap, where they just interchange verses and beats, email tracks and never actually work together in the same room. A verse is supposed to be unique to the beat, this is the real reason why Hip Hop is not as popular as it was 7 years ago

  • Anonymous

    only label that has the money to support his bullshit they buy there own albums

    • Anonymous

      @Anonymous 2 Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit. They didn't sell that much.

    • Anonymous

      lol @ dentaldamboy: "clearly the rich gang mixtape didn't sell".. when every week, you would be screaming at how rich gang had 2 million unaccounted copies sold or some shit.. you, sir, are pathetic..

    • Anonymous

      They sold 200 mill in digital singles alone. Why would they need to buy up a small # of albums? Your logic is void. Get to class.

    • YMCMB

      Wtf is a real accountant for YMCMB doing on the comment section getting all sensitive over anonymous people? THAT is comedy.

    • dentaldamboy

      As an accountant for YMCMB, I can confirm that we don't purchase our own albums in bulk. That would be a money-losing preposition from which only Universal would benefit. Clearly, the Rich Gang mixtape didn't sell well. If our policy was to buy albums in bulk, why wouldnt Birdman have purchased hundreds of thousands of copies of Rich Gang?

  • DavidDanielz

    lmao! This clown is killing myself and burning bridges like no one can. I love it, he will be gone from music very soon. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

  • Anonymous

    The Off That hook was dope though... as were Jays Pound Cake verses.

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