Kaytranada Says He Was Approached About Making Beats For Drake In Montreality Interview

The Montreal artist could've ended up on Drake's house-influenced record 'Honestly, Nevermind.'

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Montreal producer Kaytranada recently sat down with hometown fave Montreality for a wide-ranging interview. In it, he discussed his one encounter with Drake, his early childhood memories, and he gave advice to young producers.

Kaytra was asked about his connection with Drake at one point during the interview. He addressed that he only met him one time in Los Angeles, but at another point was also approached about making beats for an upcoming house album that likely ended up being Drake’s surprise seventh studio album Honestly, Nevermind.

"One of his boys was like, 'your boy wants some beats,'" Kaytranada said. "He's going to do a house album."

Kaytra said he was down and to hit him up, but he thinks his deadpan delivery might've scuffled the deal, because he never heard back.

"They probably expected me to be all 'really? God!' Because I'm not like that with everybody. Anybody that wants to work with me, that's my thing. Just hit me up."

The chat began with Kaytranada discussing his interest in beatboxing and how it began at an early age. He expressed his musical interests throughout his childhood and referenced artists such as Jay-Z, Nelly, and Ludacris and how early 2000s music videos impacted his love for music. 

Later on in the interview he gave words of wisdom to producers starting out in the industry. Kaytranada said: “Just be unique you know, like you don’t need whatever I’m using—a lot of people just need a laptop, a computer. Just practice and practice—remake your favourite producer's beats, that definitely unlocks a lot of things.” 

The Montreal native had a major year, dropping Kaytraminé with American rapper Aminé, which ranked among Complex Canada's Best Canadian Albums of 2023.

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