Drake is currently recording his forthcoming album, Nothing Was The Same, that spawned the hit single “Started From The Bottom.” The single introduced a new sound from the Young Money rapper that Birdman says makes Drake special, and everyone just needs to catch up to the sound while the Canadian rapper continues to push the envelope.
During a recent interview with MTV News, Birdman speaks on Drake being ahead of his time, and says he’s not normal when it comes to music.
Baby explains how he felt the first time he heard “Started From The Bottom”:
Drake… he’s just not normal when it comes to music. He’s a fresh talent. He’s not a replica. He don’t duplicate. He’s setting his own tone and his own everything with music. I think this record’s really something for him to be different…he’s not a normal guy. He’s one of the most talented, really on earth, to me when it comes to music. So to me I loved it, when [Lil Wayne and I] first heard it we were amazed.
Drake definitely is a fan of the culture and he’s definitely a fan of our culture, and where we come from — Cash Money, me and Wayne and how we built our whole foundation — so he’ll jab at some of the old Cash Money/Young Money flavors and he’s slick with it. And that song is real rap, they ain’t doing that no more. That’s what makes him so different to me, and that’s what makes it so fly how he do it.
As Birdman wraps things up, he addresses past rumors of Drake being unhappy and wanting to leave Young Money:
That’s just the business, people talk and blogs talk and sh– don’t really be having no truth to it. Our relationship with Drake … that’s my lil brother. That’s the homie. That’s family. So there’s never been no friction. We’re just working hard, tryna give people great music.
Watch Birdman’s interview with MTV News below: