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Drake Addresses Comparisons of 'Hotline Bling' & 'Cha Cha'

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FADAR's cover story on Drake was the first major interview he had done in some time. Even though the feature was lengthy, certain quotes were left out.

Last night D.R.A.M. tweeted that he feels like Drake's 'Hotline Bling' jacked his song 'Cha Cha.' So FADER decided to publish Drake's words on the situation -- which didn't make the article  -- on their website. In them, Drake cites Jamaica's riddim as why he chose to sort of remix 'Cha Cha,' and also explains why he hops on certain songs and makes them his own.

“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that. Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person—me, this guy, this guy, all these guys—had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”
What do you think of his statement?

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