Video: Drake: ‘I Plan To Work With Lil Wayne For The Rest Of My Career’

via MTV

“To go independent is — like I said in a prior interview — it’s a funny term,” Drake told MTV News on Tuesday, addressing the deal that finds his albums being released on Wayne’s independent Young Money label (which is affiliated with Cash Money Records) and being distributed by the major Universal Republic. “Because it’s almost impossible to go fully independent. This was basically like the closest thing I could get to my own independence, to sort of continuing to be that guy to the fans that, you know, is trying to prove something — trying to prove that it can be done. So with that being said, I signed directly to Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson, my two managers, and their company Inspire. It’s a joint venture with Young Money, so that’s the deal. I know there’s been a lot of stuff on the Internet about different entities, but that’s the people involved in the main record deal. And then it’s distributed through Universal, so it’s great, man. You know, if we can sell some records I think it could be a pretty legendary situation.”

Although Drake decided to stay with his managers (who also manage Lil Wayne), he said he loved the courting process. “Well, the whole thing with me was, I met some great people along the way. [Warner Music’s] Lyor Cohen is such a special man to me, even though I am signed where I am signed at. You know, [Interscope head] Jimmy Iovine, same thing, a great person that taught me a lot in a very short period of time. But my loyalty lays with Wayne. For him to be able to benefit from the situation and for us to be able to brand Young Money, this is the route that I went.


“I plan to work with Wayne for the rest of my career, so I think it’s a smart career move,” he added. “You know, everybody else [on Young Money] will hopefully work out the situations, get the right people on the album. I think it was important for me to show him that I believed in him as much as he believed in me. Because a lot of months he stuck his neck out there for me, you know with [performing with Drake on the BET Awards Sunday], and then ‘Ransom’ and all the songs that we put out. And the things he would say in interviews, he really put himself out there for me. So I think it was only just and fair to show him that I feel the same way.”

Drake, Wayne, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy are scheduled to start their America’s Most Wanted Music Festival on July 27. One thing not in Drake’s favor is his health: He tore his ACL playing basketball and is moving around with a cane. During the BET Awards, he had to lean against a stool while performing. He’s hoping to be able to maneuver through his injury enough to not miss any tour dates.

“Well, I got a couple weeks of rehab ahead of me,” he said. “Right now the knee is, it’s slipping, so I would not be able to perform right now. But I’m going to be in the studio and in rehab.”


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35 Responses to “Video: Drake: ‘I Plan To Work With Lil Wayne For The Rest Of My Career’”

  1. JKRealize Says:

    fail.

  2. Ghost Writer Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    July 1st, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    GhostWriter

    What’s your email?

    ^
    notu345@gmail.com

  3. Ghost Writer Says:

    Video: Drake: ‘I Plan To Work With Lil Wayne For The Rest Of My Career’

    ^
    That old Lox skit popped into my head when I read this (nh)

    We’ll be raping you, raping you, raping you

  4. AmpGeez a.k.a. Michael J. Coxxx Says:

    fail.

    ^^^
    Word.

  5. "A" Chick Graham Says:

    Da fucc is going on wit Drizzy!?

    He should’ve signed to his own shyt. And if he throws Wayne on a bunch of tracks for TML I’m officially DONE wit the homie.

    This is too much bromance for me. Peace OUT!

  6. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    record labels bend you over and make you spell run

  7. Wesker Says:

    He’s loyal. I can respect that. You nahggers talk too much shit. If he didn’t sign with Young Money you’d still be talking shit. Put a toilet over your head.

  8. D. Billz Says:

    GWriter

    Sent.

    And yeah, Drake just set himself up in the worst way. That’s the dumbest thing a new artist could EVERRRRR say. They obviously don’t study history. I can see Wayne fallin’ back on the music thing in a few years and Drake left on the Island of Hope. Either way, I don’t give a damn because I don’t fuck with dude. But I haven’t heard somebody say somethin’ that DUMB since the “Free the Lox” campaign.

  9. Ghost Writer Says:

    Billz you da man (no homo what so ever)

  10. FaMs! Says:

    LOL them crackas get a hold of that boy and he start making tha Will Smith paper…Drake is too marketable, he’s Jew, he’s connected….

    *in auto-tune high note*

    Waaaaaayne Whooooooo?

  11. "A" Chick Graham Says:

    He’s loyal. I can respect that. You nahggers talk too much shit. If he didn’t sign with Young Money you’d still be talking shit. Put a toilet over your head.
    ——————
    In the rap game ain’t no such thing as loyalty…for long.
    Rappers are just like girl groups, egos comin into play and everything goes to hell.
    Look @ Dame Dash & Jay-z. Who saw that comin?
    Game and 50 cent, Nas and his crew, Cash Money –> Look at how they did the boy Curren$y!

    FFS watch New Jack City and Juice!!

  12. Rockabye Says:

    Independent’s the best thing you never had, Drizzy.

  13. PHENOMENON Says:

    **Countdown to Drake’s “Lost Ones” record.

  14. Hoskins Says:

    waffle @ Wale knocking the cap off the “hater”. DCs version of kufi smackin

  15. protectyaneck Says:

    next nah post:

    Video: Drake “I’ll have the #2 with a sprite.”

  16. FaMs! Says:

    PHENOMENON Says:

    July 1st, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    **Countdown to Drake’s “Lost Ones” record.
    ________________________

    Second GOAT comment EVER on Nah

    LOL

  17. FaMs! Says:

    Just realized Celia from WEEDS was Tom Hanks girl in the movie BIG

  18. Ghost Writer Says:

    The guy’s expression when Drake said that you cant buy with no amount of money

  19. whatever Says:

    Man, this may be a huge mistake.

  20. whatever Says:

    He should have said “I plan to work [FOR] Lil Wayne for the rest of my career.”

  21. Wesker Says:

    You’re a bunch of idiots acting like you know something about business and the musuc industry. Shut the fuck up. Who do you think you’re foolinh. Go play with your Wii.

  22. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    waffle @ Wale knocking the cap off the “hater”. DCs version of kufi smackin

    ^
    wale is a mug anyway.

    *daps all*

  23. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    Wesker Says:

    ^
    Resident Evil FTW

  24. Cynthia Says:

    As he should!

  25. FaMs! Says:

    i43.tinypic.com/30aua2a.jpg

    Son I’m almost certain after seeing GaGa’s “before pic” she has some serious dicks on her jacket…

  26. D. Billz Says:

    Although Drake decided to stay with his managers (who also manage Lil Wayne), he said he loved the courting process. “Well, the whole thing with me was, I met some great people along the way. [Warner Music’s] Lyor Cohen is such a special man to me, even though I am signed where I am signed at.

    ^You see it with your own eyes…

  27. Rockabye Says:

    “It was only fair for me to show him that I feel the same way.”

    ^

    Weezy you my errythang
    You all I ever wanted
    We can do it real–What?
    You saying you already done it?
    You been up on everything?
    How’m I sposed to catch a comet?
    Dawg, when I said forever
    Thought promotion would be better on it

    How do I take the crown
    If you ain’t gon’ give it up?
    I ghostwrite, you ate the game
    Now could ya spit it up
    Don’t make me beg for it
    My knee ain’t good enough
    Damn, I’ma say the same thing
    In every single rhyme

    I say Universal got me less
    Universal got me less…

  28. AmpGeez a.k.a. Michael J. Coxxx Says:

    French Montana – Stuck In The Middle Feat. Jae Millz, Dame Grease, & Meeno >>>

  29. FRANCOIS Says:

    drake is over-rated. homey did put mad work in:
    attention all haters, check this clip out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97YIp-SQ27c

    if you can tell me why this kid sucks, i will do twenty push-ups for evryone who has a legitimate reason.

  30. The Limit Says:

    *Walks into truck stop restroom*
    *Hears “Best I Ever Had” playing through P.A. system*
    *Listens*
    *Enters stall to take the Browns to the Super Bowl*
    *Decides to hover instead of cover*
    *Some players miss the goal line*
    *Actually does the Stanky Legg*
    *Cleans up self*
    *Leaves stall*
    *Washes hands*
    *Notices no one is around*
    *Whistles in correspondence with “Andy Griffith” theme song line*
    *Breathes sigh of relief*
    *Exits*

  31. TK Says:

    man stop hating fuck

    i think its smart for drake to stay with wayne that his his mentor and all
    without wayne we may not have seen drake blow up so fast
    wayne really did go outta his way to get drake out there so drake did make the right decision
    this isnt a curren$y situation i think his career will benefit.

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  33. Nova Says:

    He’s back to bein Jimmy after that ACL tear.

    You homophobes are always lookin to call someone gay when you’re pausin every word.

    Calm down, he signed a business contract with wayne not sucking his dick.

  34. J. Caesar Says:

    Lmao @ wesker except the wii part they got some pretty good games

  35. whoisdis Says:

    they should do a whole album together

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