Drama wanted to recruit someone who was ‘keeping hip-hop culture moving forward’ for the remix to his hit single.
By Nadeska Alexis, with reporting by Sway Calloway
DJ Drama recruited Atlanta’s finest for his single “We In This Bitch,” even gathering Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris and Future for the song’s video, which premiered earlier this week, but Drama still found one more way to guarantee the track’s sticking power. On Friday (May 11) he released the remixed version, “We in This Bitch 1.5″ featuring Drake.
During Meek Mill’s 25th birthday celebration in Philadelphia on Sunday, MTV News caught up with Drama, who teased the remix, and gave a few details on how the collaboration came about. “When you have a record, being a DJ we always like to do creative things, so I got a version 1.5, which is DJ Drama featuring Drake and Future,” he told Sway Calloway, going on to explain why he thought the YMCMB rapper was the best fit to remake the single.
“When you have a record like that and [you want] to add onto it, there’s not a lot of things you could do,” he said. “[Drake] came with a monster verse, [and he's] another young, fresh talent, somebody out here that I look at the same way I look at Meek, who’s really keeping hip-hop culture moving forward, so I felt it was only best.”
Topping the original track was definitely no easy feat. Drama explained that he was very conscious of gathering Atlanta’s legends and one promising newcomer for the original. “It’s the first time that Tip, Jeezy and Luda have all been on one record together,” he said. “Plus, having Future on there, who’s got the streets on fire — 2 Chainz and Future are really holding the A down and really are a new generation. Of course, we all know Tip has been here for a long time doing his thing, and even the significance of what Jeezy, T.I. and Luda mean to the city and to my career, it’s a special moment for them, it’s a special record.”
“We In This Bitch 1.5″ finds Future on the first track with Drake since the YMCMB rapper appeared on Future’s hit single “Tony Montana.” There was some brief friction between the two, when Future took a jab at Drake for skipping out on filming the video with him.
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