I’ve known Drizzy’s been on Interscope Universal for a few weeks now, didn’t want to jump the gun till the official word came out and I think I missed it, but it’s never to late to give PROPS!!!
The album is rumored to have production by Kanye West, Polow Da Don, Boi 1da, DJ Toomp… Features by Lil Wayne, Wale and yes possibly Nickelus F!
UPDATE 07/01/09: It’s official he’s on Universal for distribution and signed to Young Money/Hip Hop Since 1978!
UPDATE 05/07/09: So the Universal/Motown deal is a rumor too… So interscope? UMG/Motown? Or Label deal? I don’t care no more. I got my own money to get! AHAHAHAH! Congrats either way my nigga, told you, you was gonna blow! (PAUSE)
UPDATE 05/06/09: So apparently Drizzy was a little hype last fall and got his rocks off and told me he’s signing with Interscope. By now most of y’all know he’s with Universal/Motown after months of grinding it out. So congrats my dude. We all getting money in 2009. LET’S GET IT!
UPDATE 04/09/09: Album will more than likely have the same features, plus Jay-Z has blessed Young Angel (Drake) with some work over a Just Blaze production.
I got put on to Drake through F and when they first collaborated in Oct. ’05 the joint was CRAZY!!! (“Money Remix”)
F & I had a talk and decided it might be a good look to go up to T-O and see what was up. Drake invited us and welcomed us with open arms! (NO HOMO)
Shit was crazy back then; if you didn’t know…. Money was super tight, we lost Skummy (R.I.P) that summer, my Range got air holed and I almost lost my LIFE…
So F & I said fuck it! Let’s see what this kid from the TV (Degrassi) is all about and we headed off to Canada.
Long story short we went up there and these niggas banged out some shit that would just get the ball rolling for all of us.
A few sessions and some time later and we got “The City Is Mine.”
Spring ’06 I hooked Drake up with The Clipses for the “Do What You Do” Remix and he also featured Nickelus F on it!
2007 was the grind… F is killin’ it on 106 & Park… Drizzy got a video on 106 & Park…
It was like shit was going to be sweet as we headed into ’08….
And here we are…
I’m so proud of these niggas for their hard work and heart. I know I’ve been on the low lately trying to get my life together, but as we all move on and move up it feels good to be a part of a team that’s going to change the face of Hip Hop like I (we) always wanted.
I always said to this nigga (Drake), “it’s a no brainer for a label to sign you, it’s just a matter of who’s going to be the one who actually pays attention to your music…” I guess Interscope did and got this nigga coming out very soon…
CONGRATS MY DUDE! LET’S KEEP LOVIN’ MONEY!!!
I KNOW that 2009 is going to be a serious year… WATCH…
“I’m young & successful. I’m living perfection! And oh man… If ’09 is when I’ma see mine, then being cool ain’t enough I’ma freeze time like that…” -Drake
Here’s some Drizzy tracks to get you familiar!
Drake – Going In For Life (My favorite Drizzy joint to date…)
Drake – Comeback Season Intro (One of my favorite freestyles this nigga ever did! That Bentley on the curb line… CRAZY!!!)
Drake – The City Is Mine (This was the jumpoff!)
Nickelus F ft. Drake – Grind (Drake & Nick make the sickest tracks together… This is one of their ’06 collabos)
Drake ft. Lil Wayne – Ransom (Produced by Boi 1da) The introduction to the mainstream…
Drake ft. Andreena Mills – Closer To My Dreams (Smoothness… Totally reinvented Goapele’s classic “Closer To My Dreams record and made another CLASSIC off it!)
Drake ft. Nickelus F – Stress (One of the tracks they banged out on their first meeting in Toronto… More to come!)
– H Diddy Blogger… Out