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.”