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Kaytranada says he almost worked with Drake on "Honestly, Nevermind"

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Drake, Kaytranada. (Shutterstock/Jacob Giampa/Christian Bertrand)

Kaytranada has revealed how he very nearly ended up working with Drake on the rapper's seventh studio album, "Honestly, Nevermind."

Released in 2022, "Honestly, Nevermind" saw Drake lean into a surprise new sound – house music.

The project featured production from a number of house music superstars such as Black Coffee and Gordo.

Speaking with the "MONTREALITY" podcast in an episode published Thursday, Kaytranada disclosed that he also came close to joining the album's illustrious list of contributors.

“I met Drake in L.A. one time, and that was it, really,” he explained. “At one point, one of his boys was like, ‘Your boy wants some beats. He’s gonna do a house album.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, sure, hit me up.'”

He continued: “That’s my thing: anybody that wanna work with me, just hit me up. Maybe my reaction rubbed them the wrong way, but I was just saying, ‘Hey, if you’re serious, hit me up, let’s work, for real.'”

Despite being hit with mixed reviews, "Honestly, Nevermind" proved to be a commercial success for Drake.

The album earned Drake his 11th No. 1 project on the Billboard 200, while 13 of the project's 14 songs also hit the Hot 100.

Kaytranada was a fan, too.

"I think the album was cool. It was a good experience too," he told Apple Music 1 earlier this year.


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