Just a few weeks prior to the release of Shadow Moses, Nicholas Craven’s collaborative project with Mike Shabb, the Montreal producer posted a picture of him posing with Mach-Hommy and Jay-Z on Instagram.
In Complex Canada’s interview with Craven, he got to explain the experience and how it felt to meet Jay-Z.
“Very nice guy,” Craven said. “Real hip-hop head. He’s a real lover of art and music. And just a real dude.”
Craven knows the old adage that claims you should never meet your idols, but he’s grateful he did.
“It’s nice because a lot of times you don’t want to meet your heroes because you might get disappointed,” he explained. “It was the best confirmation of who I thought he was. Shoutout to Jay.”
Though Craven couldn’t go into detail about his trip to Los Angeles, he did say that Jay-Z was a big fan of Mach-Hommy. He did provide us with a hint, however.
“Dump Gawd. That’s all I’m gonna say.”
With Shadow Moses finally out, Craven and Shabb are both set to perform at The Green Room in Oka on Sunday, May 7.
For more info on Nicholas Craven’s best tracks with Canadian artists, check out Complex Canada’s list of his most essential collaborations.