PARTYNEXTDOOR, now part of Drake’s OVO team, spoke to MTV News about his new songs with Drake on the Views From The 6 album.
During the interview, PARTYNEXTDOOR discusses his musical concepts and processes. Much like Drake’s musical process, he says that he only writes about his own personal experiences. However, as part Drizzy’s OVO team, PND talks about how it is to work with Drake and his camp.
“He [Drake] let’s me do whatever I want to do. And he accepts it and understands it a lot, you know. Being from very similar places, he really understands the things that I say, and the lingo that we have and the culture I was raised in, he can understand because a lot of his friends are Jamaican. It’s a Jamaican household and all my friends are Jamaican.
“It helps when a superstar that’s constantly making number ones understands you… he just trusts me, and I appreciate it. I guess he trusts my opinion on OVO’s sound and what I contribute.”
If you’ve listened to Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape, you know that PARTYNEXTDOOR was instrumental in that album. He produced “Legends,” featured on “Preach,” and soloed on “Wednesday Night Interlude.” With so much integration into Drizzy’s last project, it’s no shocker that he would be used in the new album, Views From The 6.
Likewise, Aubrey Graham says in his feature with Big Sean, “Blessings,” he’s proud of his camp.
“I don’t need them favors that you asked me for. I could give to f*** bout with the Grammy’s go. I just gave out grammies on my Instagram. Them OVO boys [are] the bizness, man. It is what it is. Trust me, you get what you give…Blessings and blessings for all of my n****s from the 6. Look at what we did!”
So, what do you think about Drake’s collaborations with PND? Ready to hear the new album?
— Drizzy (@Drake) May 10, 2015
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