Drake's long-time wish to get Outkast's Andre 3000 to collaborate with him has reportedly come true. Reports that Andre 3000 is expected to appear on Drake's upcoming "Take Care" album recently came out.
Back in the control room, there's a pillowy mid-tempo beat on loop, with muffled drum sounds and a whale-like synth bassline that Shebib is improvising on a small keyboard. It's a two-track instrumental from December 2009, which Drake had asked Shebib to try to find. The night before, Drake received a call from Andre 3000, who said he wanted to get on the rapper's next LP–and, specifically, on a beat made by 40. The original name of the instrumental was "Good Enough for the Both of Us." "What a sh*tty title!" Drake says. Suddenly they switch to boardroom mode. Drake, 40, and Drake's DJ, Future the Prince, discuss Andre 3000 in frank, mathematical terms: the timbre of his voice, the cadences he prefers. They recall his obscure "Walk it Out" freestyle and the run of features since then, and talk about how their instrumental could be modified to better suit Andre's delivery. (The FADER)
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