The-Dream has revealed he hasn’t worked with Drake in 5 years because Drake ignored him when he asked him to work with him.
The two had first worked together on Shut It Down, a song of Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later.
Speaking to Genius, The-Dream revealed how he made sure Shut It Down was produced his way.
“I remember when Drake was putting this record [‘Shut It Down’] together, I was getting calls after calls after calls like, ‘Yo, get on this record!’ I said, ‘I’ma do the record, man. I’m on tour. As soon as I get to a place, I’ma do it,’” remembers Dream in the interview. “Then Drake called like, ‘Yo, this is how I want it to sound.’ Drake, I’m gonna do this record how… I’m gonna do it. And the record came out great.
“I think when the next album came along, since somebody wants to know why we never worked again, I asked him to get on the record and he never got on the record,” continues Dream. “So I’m only gonna ask you once, especially if I’ve already done something for you. So that went through his people and directly to him, and whatever that thing was, then that was it. So that’s the end of the Drake and Dream era of a record.”
There’s however no bad blood, as he went on to praise Drake’s career on how far he’d grown till date. Watch the interview below.