Once again Drake set the internet streets on fire by dropping a new song last night. “All Me”, the 2 Chainz and Big Sean assisted track, was delivered to us last night by Drake. The song immediately received a great feedback. One of the standout lines from Drake’s first verse was, “I’m the light skinned Keith Sweat, I’ma make it last forever.
For those that don’t know, Keith Sweat is a famous R&B singer from the 90’s. He’s had many hit songs including “Twisted” and “Make It Last Forever” which Drake mentions in “All Me”. Complex had the pleasure of interviewing Keith Sweat in which he spoke on being flattered by Drake’s shout out to him. It’s real flattering for someone to be on the top of their game and pay homage and acknowledge who I am and what I’ve done in music and what I’ve done in my career. For him to say ‘I’m the light skinned Keith Sweat, I’mma make it last forever,’ that means I’m still relevant. Check the full excerpts from Keith Sweat’s interview below.
What did you think about Drake calling himself the “light skinned Keith Sweat?”
Out of all the R&B artists that have come out, I think my name has been used most in hip-hop songs. It’s real flattering to know that someone who is on the top of their game will still acknowledge my music and what I’ve done. I’m a big fan of hip-hop anyway, I’m most definitely a fan of Drake, he’s at the top of his game, you can’t be mad at him. His music is melodic as well as edgy.
Are you a big fan of his?
It’s real flattering for someone to be on the top of their game and pay homage and acknowledge who I am and what I’ve done in music and what I’ve done in my career. For him to say ‘I’m the light skinned Keith Sweat, I’mma make it last forever,’ that means I’m still relevant. [Laughs.] He’s keeping me relevant. I’ve had great success in my music career and by him using my name, it makes me feel good. People were calling me this morning like, “Drake put you on his new record talking about how he’s the light skinned you.” I had to laugh. For him to acknowledge what I’m doing and my career—you’re not going to use somebody’s name whose not relevant in your record when you’re somebody like Drake.
Maybe we can expect a collab in the future…
I only met him one time in New York, we crossed paths and he acknowledged me and I acknowledged him, I told him I was a big fan. Hopeful