Why Have The Dream and Drake Not Worked Together Since “Shut It Down”?
I'd never put much thought into it until I watched this recent interview with singer/songwriter The Dream, where he explains why he hasn't he done any new music with Drake since 2010's "Shut It Down," featured on the OVO rapper's Thank Me Later album.
Seven years later and by now you would think The Dream would have had him featured on a song by now. In a sit-down interview with Genius Level, he explained to an audience why another collab has never manifested itself.
According to The Dream,
“Shout out to Drake and what he’s done with his career. I’m just a real student of how these things go. I remember when Drake was putting this record together. I was getting calls, after calls, after calls. I said I’ma do the record, soon as I get to a place I'ma do it. I’m on tour. Drake called like yo like this is how I want it to sound. I’m like Drake I’m going to do this record how I’m gonna do it. I’m going to give it back to you the same way you sent it with your verse… The record came out great, you know I think… I think when the next album came along since, somebody wants to know why we never worked again, I asked him to get on a record, and he never got on the record. I’m only going to ask you once, especially if I’ve already done something for you. So that went through his people directly to him, and whatever that thing was, then that was it. So that’s the end of the Drake & Dream era of a record,” said The Dream
Let's give Drizzy the benefit of the doubt though, maybe Dream's request for a feature in return got lost with whoever was sent to deliver the message. Food for thought.
Hopefully, Drake will get wind of this interview and make good on the favor, especially since The Dream didn't diss him in any way.