OVO’s Nineteen85 Explains Why Drake’s Calling ‘More Life’ A Playlist
by Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Anthony “Nineteen85” Jeffries spoke with Billboard, and the Grammy-nominated producer explained why Drizzy is using the term “playlist” to describe his next body of work.
“More Life is interesting because this is [Drake] right on the peak of his biggest project yet [with Views], doing his biggest tour and still having so many good ideas that he just wants to put out without making it a big ordeal,” said Nineteen85. “That’s why he’s trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out…. He’s so aware of what everybody else is doing musically that he likes to introduce new music and new artists to the rest of the world.”
Nineteen85 worked with Drake on several of the superstar’s most notable hit records.
“Hold On, We’re Going Home,” “One Dance,” “For Free,” and “Hotline Bling” were produced by the 31-year-old Canadian.
There was some controversy surrounding the creation of that last Nineteen85-assisted song listed.
In 2015, D.R.A.M. publicly expressed that he believed his “Cha Cha” was “jacked” for “Hotline Bling” which was originally labeled “Cha Cha Remix.”
Drake acknowledged he approached the connection between “Cha Cha” and “Hotline Bling” like Jamaican artists performing over the same riddim.
Nineteen85 claimed his involvement with “Hotline Bling” was inspired by hearing Timmy Thomas’ 1972 song “Why Can’t We Live Together.”
“I was in my car, listening to a satellite station that plays a lot of smooth-rock deep cuts, and the original song [“Why Can’t We Live Together”] came on,” stated Nineteen85. “By the time I got home, I had basically made the beat in my head.”