When Drake released his long-awaited More Life playlist on March 18, it featured a couple high-profile guests like Young Thug, 2 Chainz and Travis Scott. The project also came with some unexpected features, like British soulstress Jorja Smith and South African producer Black Coffee. And then there is 600 Breezy, the voice you hear at the very end of "Lose You."
The South Side Chicago rapper started getting hot in his city around the summer of 2014, when he released a song called "Don't Get Smoked." The track wouldn't really pop until the following year, and when it finally got to Drake's ears, he loved it (He even played it on the sixth episode of OVO Sound Radio in September 2015).
"That's how we first talked," Breezy tells XXL. "He sent me a clip of him going crazy to 'Don’t Get Smoked,' gave me some inspiring words, and from there he shot me his number. I didn’t even ask for it, he gave me his number and from there we been keeping in touch."
They'd been talking for months before finally meeting at one of Drake's Atlanta shows in September 2015, and from then on they remained friends. As for his drop on More Life, Breezy says Drake just asked for it out of nowhere.
"We were just having a conversation and he just came out of nowhere like, 'I need that drop for More Life,'" says Breezy. "It just came out the blue. I didn’t even ask for it, and that’s all I needed to hear. I just gave him a little voice-over right there, and that’s what it was."
Shortly after More Life dropped, Breezy released his own remix to the intro "Free Smoke." Listen to that right here and get ready for a couple new projects from Breezo, including a collab tape with OJ Da Juiceman, a tape with Black Room Studios called Black Room Blackout, and a new solo tape called George Gervin: Leading Scorer Edition.
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