DRAKE BREAKS SILENCE ON ‘HOTLINE BLING’
By Amber B
Last week, Drake did an extensive interview with The FADER and this aforementioned topic came up, however The FADER hasn’t released Drizzy’s comments, until now. Comparing it to a Jamaican “riddim” where multiple artists use similar rhythms and flows for their respective songs, here’s what Aubrey told The FADER:
“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that,” Drake said. “Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person — me, this guy, this guy, all these guys—had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”
D.R.A.M. spoke on the situation as well, saying here.” for his record. Read the full story
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