Drake has the internet buzzing with his latest album Scorpion . One of the standout tracks is “Talk Up” which features the incomparable JAY-Z and production from Memphis legend and Three 6 Mafia co-founder DJ Paul.
The Oscar-award winning producer/rapper spoke with Vibe about producing the track for Drake:
“I’ve been knowing Drake forever. He’s from Memphis, and I’m really cool with his father. Me and his father have the same attorney, we’ve hung out a million times. Real cool dude,[…] We actually wrote a couple of songs together. We ain’t put them out yet, but we dibbled and dabbled with a couple ideas we’re putting together. He hit me up for a beat, which I couldn’t fucking believe. I got the message, and I was like, ‘what? Drake want some beats?’ So he hit me up for a beat, and it was a beat that me and my artist Twhy Exclusive produced. The song was actually my new single. Everybody’s been waiting on me to bring out my new single, but I was like ‘sh**, he can have this motherfu**er. Fu** that.’ Because I’ve got tons of beats, I can do that with my eyes closed. I sent it to him, and he loved it.”
However, DJ Paul said he was unaware that JAY-Z would hop on the track. “He [Jay Z] was added on later. … I haven’t even heard it, actually. I’ve heard pieces of it. I’m even excited about what’s about to go down. Drake is secret with it because he can’t release nothing like that. I’ve heard pieces, I haven’t even heard the final, final [version].”