Not only did Drizzy pen the hook, but G.O.O.D. Music left his name off the songwriting credits because they apparently forgot about his contribution.
“It is now a confirmed thing that Drake wrote the hook for ‘Yikes,'” Rosenberg revealed. “It may be the best melody on the album when you go listen to it. You’ll hear it now and go, ‘Oh, that does sound really good.’ [Kanye] gets a double congratulations in my opinion. They didn’t credit him. They said they like ‘forgot.’ They left him off. He doesn’t have a writing credit. Interesting timing to forget the writing credit for Drake.”
Interesting timing since Pusha T, Kanye West’s artist and President of G.O.O.D. Music, came at Drake on his DAYTONA cut “Infrared” for using ghostwriters, which spurred an overdue rap battle between the two. The OVO head released his response with “Duppy Freestyle” which resulted in Push dropping “The Story of Adidon,” coupled with an old picture of Drake in blackface.
Things have been increasingly tense between the two camps since Drake mentioned Pusha T’s fianceé on “Duppy Freestyle” and King Push clowned Drizzy by mentioning his alleged son, mom, dad and producer Noah “40” Shebib’s multiple sclerosis condition on “The Story of Adidon.”
Almost 10 years of unaddressed issues suddenly boiled over in such a way that Kanye decided to call a peace treaty and Rap-A-Lot CEO J. Prince told Drake not to release the response track aimed at Pusha T.
Drake’s response track reportedly features Lil Wayne and, according to Prince, has the capability of ending Push’s career.
Watch Peter Rosenberg unveil Drake as a songwriter for Kanye West’s “Yikes” at the seven-minute mark.