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Detail Dishes On His Studio Session With Drake For ‘Nothing Was The Same’


Detail has been a behind-the-scenes hit maker for YMCMB for years, and you probably didn’t even know it. The Detroit producer has been buzzing since Lil Wayne’s “How To Love,” which ascended to the top of the Billboard charts back in 2011. His winning formula with Wayne would continue with the killer I Am Not A Human Being II single “No Worries,” which took pop culture by storm. Beyond crafting Wayne’s most energetic song yet, Detail was responsible for the best/weirdest song off the album, “Romance.” After building on his impressive resume this year, Detail is looking to get a placement on another buzzworthy album: Drake’s forthcoming Nothing Was The Same. In between trips to Toronto, Detail stopped by XXL‘s offices to share some details on his experience working with Drizzy. Needless to say, September 17 couldn’t come any sooner.—Eric Diep (@E_Diep)

“I just came back from Canada working with Drake. I went out there to get the Canada lifestyle and it was great. He took me to a concert. [We] smoked some hookah. [It was a session] for Nothing Was The Same. That album is phenomenal.

“The way he works is confirmation that I know what I am doing personally. That’s why he called. That tells me I know what I am doing when I go out there and I just see the body of work and hear it. I see where he sees me fitting in, which is dope because he is kind of doing what I do. He seems to feel as versatile as I am, and I am filling those blanks.

“We was rocking the Ketel One and sangria. Birdman, of course, sent me some GT. So I had the GT Vodka. I can rock that alone with no chaser. We was in the studio every night, but that’s part of [it.] I won’t describe [what we put together]. I think he should describe it. He would describe it better than I would. You’ll just hear it when it happens.

“The album is amazing. I can talk about the elements. Vocally, what’s he doing is amazing. And then, just being a real nigga. He’s got a song on his album that I wish I was there to play the hi-hats! Or I wish I was [there] to play the snare! I wish I was in there with a metronome! Somehow, I wish I was a part of that song. I still wish I was a part of that song. That’s all I can say.”

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