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Sampha Calls Working With Drake “A Great Experience”

This year we’ve been lucky enough to receive 2 collaborations between Drake and Sampha, “The Motion” and “Too Much”. Sampha recently sat down with Spin where he talked about meeting and collaborating with Drake.

Back in 2011, Drake released a remix to SBTRKT‘s “Wildfire” and came out in Toronto to perform with them. Sampha tells Spin that after Drake heard some of his unreleased music, “he said that he really liked it [my music] and where I was going, and that’s kind of how the relationship started.” While Nothing Was The Same was in the works Sampha flew to Toronto for a few studio sessions and what he called “a great experience because he [Drake] gave me so much confidence.” Hopefully we’ll be getting some more collaborations between the two of them in the future! Check out what else he said about working with Drake as well as the video of Drake performing Wildfire back in 2011 below.

On Working With Drake:

“It was a great experience because he gave me so much confidence. He would say, ‘Why don’t you put some drums there, why don’t you add something else here?’ He asked me what I thought a lot of the time, which was cool. Very empathetic. Him and 40 were quite hospitable — just nice people, which was cool to see. Because just to watch him write, you realize that he’s actually very talented.”


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  • DrOVOandLipstick

    Does anyone notice that Drake always pick artist with the most craziest hairstyles…I think he is trying to say something!

    • lol what do you think he’s trying to say?

      • DrOVOandLipstick

        That James you need to have some seriously crazy ass hair to get his attention!!! Seriously, look at The Weeknd…(and it is always dreaded) and PartyNextDoor (he isn’t that crazy but it’s dreded)…! LOL

        • lol my hair is crazy too, but I get it (I get it, I get it)

          • DrOVOandLipstick

            LOL! I think that Drake’s inner person is a dredlocked dark-skinned man!

          • ctfu what if he sees that comment lol

          • DrOVOandLipstick

            LOL!!! He would laugh and probably look at your picture and be like “I like James Huff and we need to sign him!”

          • Lol I would give you half the money for prematurely discovering me

          • DrOVOandLipstick

            You got a mixtape I can heat up Denver for you!

          • I’m gonna try and take some audio production classes next semester so I can make and record my own music so I should have something soon..

          • DrOVOandLipstick

            Okay keep in touch…where are you at….

          • Thanks and yea, I been trying to believe I can do most of it by myself because I have no help with anything.

          • DrOVOandLipstick

            It takes one person to believe in your success and I do!

  • Sampha is a great artist, I’ve been listening to him a lot lately, his music touches hearts too

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