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Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder thought it would be an easier process, but he tells Page 31 that he will not appear on the upcoming Drake sophomore album, Take Care.
About a year ago, Drizzy expressed his desire to work with 9th and craft a number one record with him for the project, but it sounds like things haven't materialized quite as planned since then.
It’s up to Drake man. You know its, it’s – I’ve never been one, after all the albums I’ve been on whether it be Jay’s, Destiny Child, Mary J Blidge, Erykah, Ludacris, Memphis Bleek, Lloyd Banks — all the records I’ve done on a major level, I’ve never slept outside somebody’s door with a demo cd. It’s always been 9th I want you to rock on my record. So maybe I’m spoiled, maybe whatever, but I am not into sitting down with an A&R and playing an A&R beats. Jay-z kinda ruined all of that because I dealt with him directly. If I dealt with him directly, I’m not about to play no beats for no A&Rs, that’s wack. I dealt with him directly; I sat with Beyonce for 3 hours and played her beats. Well played all 3 of them [Destiny’s Child] beats. It was just me and them. It wasn’t me, the A&R dude and them. I’ve dealt with everybody directly, so I’m passed that.
Although Take Care was pushed back due to clearance issues, it is now scheduled for a November 15 release. 9th Wonder's The Wonder Years is in stores and out online now.