Drake was revealed as Kanye West’s Ye album ” Yikes ” in 2018 without actually being credited for writing the catchphrase. One of the song’s producers, Pi’erre Bourne, recently spoke to Jeremy Hecht of HipHopDX and revealed that Drake was actually present on the original track before their conflict.
“I’m so happy they’re performing together – it’s great for this culture,” Bourne said of Kanye West and Drake’s recent reconciliation at the Free Larry Hoover charity concert. ” They are my big brothers, so seeing them together, I never would have thought of it. But it’s amazing to see, it makes me feel better about everything. Because I was in the middle! I have been silent for years! I’m just glad they’re on stage together. Oh my God. It’s amazing, my brother. […] And honestly, not many people know that Drake wrote that. He sang the hook. When I was there they were on the song together. Everyone was cheering me on because they were like, “You got Drake and Kanye on your beat. I didn’t even know it. “
Pi’erre Bourne explained that he was working with Travis Scott when he found out that they were both on his production, but Drake ultimately did not appear on the final version.
“I was just working with Travis or something and then they came over to me like, ‘Yeah, man, you got Drake and Kanye on your beat,'” he explained. I told them: “I swear it to God”. And they weren’t lying. But when the album came out, it wasn’t there. So I thought maybe the industry was like that. We can’t say anything, so I got back to work. “ He added: ” But I was in the middle for years. I’m just glad they’re working. They’re on stage together, man. It’s good for the culture, man. Seriously, culture needs to see love, not war, not conflict. They need to see love, real love, oneness. “
Pi’erre Bourne recently teamed up with Pepsi to launch the Pepsi Music Lab Academy, a three-day program offering three rising stars intimate studio sessions with the famous producer. Each artist will leave the experience with an original song produced by Pi’erre Bourne and published by Pepsi.
“I feel like when I was presented with this opportunity, it was obvious,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to get my hands dirty in the studio, help build someone’s sound and make great music. At the end of the day, what I love most is making great music. So being able to do that with Pepsi is a huge opportunity. And then they create a platform for, they literally create a path for new artists. “