It’s been a hot minute since we’ve received a new collab from Drake and the man who discovered him, Lil Wayne, and come to think of it, we’re dying to hear the two MCs hop on a track together again. On Friday (May 1st), the second episode of Wayne’s Beats 1 Young Money Radio show premiered on Apple Music, and one of his virtual guests was none other than his at-one-time protégé, Drake. The two of them chopped it up about Drake’s new mixtape, Dark Lane Demo Tapes, his son Adonis, and the time Wayne played “Lollipop” for Kobe Bryant, a night Drake raps about on “From Florida With Love” off the new tape. During their conversation, the topic of their dwindling collaborative relationship arose, as it was noted that they no longer make as many songs together as they used to when Drake was still a fresh Young Money signee.
“Let me explain to the people though,” Wayne said around the one-hour mark. “Now, something about me and Drizzy songs that we do together, we are both perfectionists. So, it’s not like, you send me a joint, I’m going to throw a verse on there and…we got a standard we got to live up to and we got a track record and a legacy we got to always protect. And then on top of that, it’s like we have this thing where it’s like, well, if I’m a send you a joint and I’m going to go first, first of all, I already know, it’s like, all right, I know this man’s about to go crazy on me. And I feel like it’s like…These are moments where we truly—”
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“In rap there’s no score to define a winner or there’s no championship game,” Drake chimed in. “So, these are the moments of competition that we truly enjoy.” Despite this in-depth reasoning for their hesitance to collaborate these days, they agreed to work on something together soon. “Well look, on that note, you have my word as a man and Mack [Maine], you can hold me to this,” Drake asserted. “When we get off the phone, I’m going to be in the studio. What’s today? Friday? I’m going to be in the studio all weekend. By midweek or maybe Monday night, you will have at least two joints.” If these two keep their promise, we may be hearing a few Weezy-Drizzy tracks on Drake’s upcoming sixth studio album, which he revealed will be dropping this summer.
Are you looking forward to some new Wayne x Drake?