Cash Money Records’ Baby recently talked about Drake’s star power compared to his artist, Lil Wayne, and said the Young Money rapper has a long way to go before reaching Weezy’s level.
In addition to Drizzy, the Birdman also spoke on competing with other record labels.
“Drake is already a superstar,” Baby explained in an interview. “That’s 20 years from now. Hopefully, he’ll be bigger. That’s what we’re striving for. We ain’t tripping. We’re working hard for him to be bigger than anyone else. We want the best for him. Now, I don’t see any top labels. I look around and see all those people who did it before me. To me, the labels, I don’t see no company with constant success with a clique. At some point, there was a lot of people doing this. It used to be crowded. I see a lot of people who have done it, and now don’t see them.” (Associated Press)
Baby is known for defending his thoughts and opinions on Wayne being the best rapper in the business.
“I don’t think [Jay-Z] a number one emcee in no kinda way,” Baby said in an interview. “Wayne the best he do the most and he make the most money. I dont think no n*gga in the business make more money than us. How could you be the best if you don’t make the best money, the most money and you don’t do the most. Lyrically, come on man be for real man can’t nobody f*ck with Wayne. And to me, if you number one and you aint getting no money it don’t mean nothing. Who’s making the most money. That’s number one to me. F*ck all that rap sh*t. Sh*t, y’all got cold rappers you never even heard and then you got n*ggas who really can’t rap and making money. It’s about who’s making the most money to me. I don’t give a f*ck about the rest of that sh*t.” (Tropical TV)
Drake recently spoke on his developing rap skills and what content his Thank Me Later debut would offer upon its release next year.
“You can expect the same sound, I’m still going to be telling a story,” Drake explained in an interview. “I’ve got a great story to tell now — it’s been a crazy year. I just want to make it a little bigger, a little more energy. Sonically, I want to advance. I think I’ve gotten better at rapping since the last one so I’m excited to share it with the world. That’s how I come up with songs, I’ll sit there and rap to myself. There are people who are phenomenal at freestyling, but I’m a writer.” (The Boom Box)
Still in its early stages, Drake recently explained the initial difficulty he has been having with song selection for his upcoming album.
“No, it’s not the first single,” Drake said about his The-Dream collaboration. “It deserves to be a single at some point, but it’s not the first single… I have trouble doing that. I’d say I have about six songs done and to pick from just six is hard for me ’cause I don’t know what else is going to come. With So Far Gone, before ‘Best I Ever Had’ became the single, the entire project was done and it just happened to be the most commercially viable, catchiest song. I like picking my singles like that. Now obviously my management hates that because that doesn’t give them much time to work it. But I’m a big believer that everything should happen organically and if it doesn’t then something’s not right, and I don’t really want to change my formula. Before I start working a single, I need to get about 10, 15, 20 songs done so I can pick from a batch of music as opposed to just committing to something right now.” (Rap-Up)