Share this article with friends Share
HYPETRAK is now part of HYPEBEAST Music. Read the latest music stories here.

Drake Might Have Already Addressed "Hotline Bling" & "Cha Cha" Controversy

“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that.”

With the release of the video for Drake‘s hit-single “Hotline Bling” reigniting the controversy about the song’s similarities to D.R.A.M.‘s breakout effort “Cha Cha,” The FADER have published an unreleased quote from their expansive Drake piece that may address the issue. Speaking to the outlet, Drake gave the following statement:

“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that…Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person—me, this guy, this guy, all these guys—had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”

What are your thoughts? Should D.R.A.M. feel slighted by Drake’s song?

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Monster Children Launches "Longform" With Mark Gonzales
Stream Q-Tip's Beats 1 Show With Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock & Leonardo DiCaprio
NikeLab Is Dropping Marty McFly's Bruin
Young Thug - No Joke (Produced by Chopsquad & Metro Boomin)
TALA & BANKS Unite for "Wolfpack"
Load More