While premiering new track "B.I.D" on Beats 1, Lanez spoke with Zane Lowe about his desire for perfection and the 2017 squashing of his issues with Drake.
"I'm excited about this record," Lanez said of the new cut, which arrives just after the release of his official "Skrt Skrt" video. "It's one of my favorite records on the project. It's, to me, like, the most fun record. You know what I mean? The record that kind of makes you just feel good and it's a good vibe, so I'm really excited about this."
Finishing Memories Don't Die, his first studio album since 2016's I Told You, took longer than expected. According to Lanez, that's all due to wanting to top his previous work. "I wanted to make sure it was super perfect," he told Lowe. "I wanted to make sure that all the things that I didn't do on the first album, I conquered on this album. All the places that I lack and I was weak at, I wanted to conquer this time. And so it took me a little bit extra longer because I wanted to make sure."
As for making good with Drake, that moment—though it didn't result in a Memories collab—stands as one of Lanez' favorite memories. "We just spoke on the phone," he said. "We never really had too much conversation. I think now that we just, like, spoke more, it's kind of like all of the things that he goes through I go through. I kind of go through probably on a way smaller scale because I'm not at that level in my career where he is, but I think there's a lot of similarities between us as people that we probably just never thought was there before. But at the end of the day it is, so that was a good moment."
Memories Don't Die is out March 2 and features collabs with Future, Nav, Wiz Khalifa, and more.