Sheek Louch – Celebrate Freestyle

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

For his second freestyle in 24 hours, Sheek gives the “Lord Knows” instrumental a go.

Download: Link

Previously: Sheek Louch – Back To Work

Drake Interview w/ Stereogum

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

In this interview, Drake reveals “Lord Knows” was initially a gospel sample which they couldn’t clear so Just had to go back and have a choir come in to re-do it. Later he says, about his writing process on the album:

As far as the raps go, it’s sorta crazy like, I really set out with anger in my heart to prove that I’m not here by accident, I’m not here because of some flow I borrowed from someone else. I’m not here because of one particular flow or one particular moment. There’s nobody that can ever tell me like, Drake is made up of this component and that component. Never. When people thought it was just rap, then I went and wrote like Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable.” “Best I Ever Had” I never used some other rapper’s flow in it. People try and downplay the amount of different areas that I’ll touch on, so when I wanted to do this album, I’m going to make it a purpose. I’m going to make it a point to not only NOT use any of the flows they’re talking about, but I want to create new things that I know that people will have to work harder to create their own new shit or they’re just going to end up copying me. I say on the album, my manager’s name is Gee Roberson so I say:

Roberson boost the rate up / Time that somebody paid up / A lot of these niggas came up off a style that I made up / But if all I hear is me / Who should I be afraid of?

That’s some real shit.

He also goes on to say that he’ll propose to Nicki Minaj on the spot and he takes back the “I wish I wasn’t famous” line from Thank Me Later.

Link: Stereogum Q&A: Drake

Previously: Drake & Rick Ross Working on Y.O.L.O. Mixtape

Video: Just Blaze & The “Lord Knows” Choir

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Doesn’t sound much like the final product but it’s still impressive.

Previously: Drake & Rick Ross Working on Y.O.L.O. Mixtape