Producer Jake One talks about producing Drake's Furthest Thing. Jake shares his thoughts on providing solid production that landed on "Nothing Was The Same" album.
The Seattle based producer also tells the story of how he first got to work with the OVO superstar. Believe it or not, the two musicians connected via Twitter. It gets crazier! Jake didn't even know that Drake was following him on the social network, until people asked him to pass their tweets to Drake! Jake One played it cool until he was in Hawaii with his family and Drake was on the radio nonstop. That's when he realized the opportunity and reached out with some beats for the Toronto rapper. Drake was receptive and selected a few of them.
Jake One addressed another hot topic in the music industry: sample clearance. The producer calls the process of sample clearance, "a hustle". He went on to explain that not every person wants you to use their songs for sampling.
Along with Jake One's beat, the album included productions from Noah "40" Shebib (of course!), Boi-1da, Mike Zombie, Majid Jordan, Nineteen85 and Chilly Gonzales, Detail, Key Wane and Hudson Mohawke. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Jay Z, Jhene Aiko and Sampha were also featured on the project.
Drake described the album as his moment to say "if I wanted to rap all the time, I would" but the passion for making music is reaching out. The project is making a straight line with his story and the times when he made a ton of music in his basement as a kid.Jake started making music way back in 1992. He was part of G-Unit production team (The Money Management Group). Jake One also landed with solid productions for the "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" soundtrack (50 Cent - "I Don't Know"), "The Fast and the Furious:Tokyo Drift" (Jake Alert) and "Gone Baby Gone" so don't slip by calling him a rookie!
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