Sitting down with British deejay Tim Westwood, Pluto rapper Future broke down his working relationship with Drake, admitting that the Toronto emcee’s remix verse to his hit “Shit” is the only he’s listened to.
“Only verse I heard was Drake,” Future said of the many “Shit” remix verses. “People been like getting on my songs from the beginning, like ‘Tony Montana’ to ‘Racks On Racks’ to ‘Ain’t No Way Around It,’ every song I ever done, people did it over. So, I don’t really listen to it because it just become a fad to me. It’s expected now, soon as I do a song I know somebody gon’ do it. I don’t even listen to it.”
Future added that Drake’s contribution, which may have featured a subtle response to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, was of a different type than the rest. “I asked Drake to do his verse, so when I ask you to do it, I pay attention,” he said. “But I didn’t ask no one else to get on my songs. They just jump on it. But it’s cool because it adds life to the song, but I don’t ever pay attention to it. Sorry.”
The rapper also said he had many fans “faked out” about his recent stint on tour with Drake. “Most incredible experience, my first time going out man, it was wonderful,” he said of the tour. “City-to-city we tearing it down, sold out. Canada was sold out. Everywhere we went sold out, it was made real. Great, great experience being able to come out on stage. He’d bring me out every night on the stage, the element of surprise was crazy ‘cause people thought I wasn’t going to go on tour. We had’em faked out the whole time, they really believed it. That’s why I say the media believe anything you put out there so it’s cool. I love it, tell’em what they wanna believe and they go and run with it until they hear and see the truth.”
During his recent interview with Westwood, Future also described his ongoing working relationship with DJ Khaled, a producer he says he prefers to work in-person with. “‘Bugatti’ was special,” Future said. “I did ‘Bugatti,’ ‘I Wanna Be With You,’ and ‘Bitches & Bottles’ with Khaled on the same day. On the same day. I love working with Khaled in his room in Miami. He was calling me, he was like, ‘I got this song I want you to do. When you going in the studio?’ I’m like, ‘I’m in the studio now but I’m not going to do it ‘cause you gotta be here…Every record we ever did you was there, so I don’t wanna never not do a record when you not there, it’s not gon’ come out right. I gotta see your facial expression, I gotta have you jumping around the room.’ His energy level is always at a all-time high. Sometimes when I’m even going through the stuff I just call Khaled—he don’t even know this, but he gon’ know it now—I just call him and listen to him talk and I just amp him like, ‘Hey man, you got that new record?’ He go, ‘Do I got the new record? Of course, you haven’t heard about me? I been running it for eight summers strong.’”
The rapper also detailed his latest Pusha T and Pharrell featuring single, “Move That Dope,” a song that features the “Blurred Lines” star returning to Rap. “I wanted to be able to show the people from the first single, off the rip, that I gave you something special. You never got a verse from Skateboard P in a minute, so just to get him to rap while he doing the ‘Happy’s‘ and the Daft Punk’s and the ‘Blurred Lines,’ and then I go the opposite direction with a verse, man, I’m setting the tone…Pusha T one of my favorites too because he got line after line, he punchline king. King Push, that’s what he call himself. ” The recently released “Move That Dope” video is available below.