Kanye West Cut a Drake Verse from 'ye'
Published Jun 25, 2018Kanye West has been dominating the album release calendar for the last month, but you won't hear Drake on the Chicago rapper/producer's latest solo album ye.
Sure, the Toronto rapper was confirmed to have written the hook on "Yikes," but in a new interview with the New York Times, West revealed that Drake had also written a first verse for the same track. However, it didn't make the final album.
West also admitted that none of the lyrics for ye were written until the week of its release. As you might recall, Drake and Pusha-T's beef was at its peak in the week before the release of ye.
After the West-produced "Infrared" on Pusha-T's DAYTONA took shots at Drake, Drake went after Pusha and Kanye on "Duppy Freestyle." Nevertheless, West publicly denounced the feud and essentially brought it to an end via Twitter.
West also spoke to the Times about his process of collaborative songwriting, saying, "We're like Tesla, we're not The Prestige."
Other songwriters to receive credit on ye include CyHi the Prince, Consequence, Malik Yusef and Cardi B co-writer Pardison Fontaine.
Drake previously collaborated with West in the past, including writing credits on The Life of Pablo. At one point, the pair were even rumoured to be working on a collaborative album together.
In addition to ye, West released a joint album with Kid Cudi under the moniker Kids See Ghosts. He also produced recently dropped albums by Pusha-T, Nas and Teyana Taylor.
Read the New York Times' full interview with West here.
ye is available to pre-order on vinyl from Umusic here.