Drake recently spoke about his latest release, “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
“It’s me and [producer Noah] 40 [Shebib] just channeling our Quincy Jones-Michael Jackson production duo,” Drake said of the song, in an interview with MTV. “Obviously no offense to the greats. I know we’re not anywhere near that. It’s just us kind of doing our thing, humbly attempting.”
In 2011, Drake’s Take Care album featured him singing on many of the songs. Recent releases “Started From the Bottom,” “5 AM In Toronto,” “All Me” and his verse on Migos‘ “Versace (Remix)” all featured Drake rapping. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is an R&B song.
“It’s not a Rap record,” he said. “It’s not ‘Versace.’ It’s not ‘Started From the Bottom.’ In approaching this album, I was like man, ‘It would be great if we had a record that was played at weddings in 10 years or that people that are away from their families in the army could listen to. Something that just [has] timeless writing, timeless melody.’
“So I did it with the group that we signed to OVO called Majid Jordan,” Drake added. “Majid is singing on the record with me and Jordan is his production partner. It’s a great record. I’m nervous and excited and all these things about it…I’ve never really put out a record like this before, so we’ll see how it goes.”
The interview can be seen below.
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Recently Drake made headlines with comments about fellow rappers. Yesterday (August 6), it was reported that Drake called Kanye West a “god” and that he believes Lil Wayne is the “best rapper alive.” “Hold On, “We’re Going Home” is slated to appear on Drake’s upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same, which is slated to drop September 17.