For years, Lil’ Wayne and Drake have previously hinted at the possibility of a joint project although it has been a while since the last mention of it. It was Drake, nine years ago, who spoke about the idea of collaborative album when he told Tim Westwood him and Wayne had thought about it already.
Fast forward to 2019, Wayne resurrects the discussion about the long-anticipated project in a new interview with Vibe magazine; noting that he and Drake are still in constant competition with one another. ”We’re both doing what we do, but he already know,” the legendary rapper said about his music with Drake. “We still text and send songs here and there, change a verse because he killed me or change a verse ‘cuz I killed him. It’s still the same competition.”
Drake said in a 2011 interview with XXL, ”Me and Wayne scrapped the idea of a collaboration album. We just agreed that it would be looked upon as… It would be sort of this competition [with Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’]. I feel like it would get caught in this whirlwind of hype. [Wayne] agreed. We just said, ‘If we do it, we’ll do it down the line. But right now is not the time.'”
The two haven’t put out a track together since 2017, but according to Complex, they did originally plan to have a collaboration on Tha Carter V before a sample clearance issue halted its release. And now that Wayne has parted ways with Cash Money, anything is possible…especially with the Drake ties. We’ll see!