Producer Noah '40' Shebib has revealed that Drake was blown away by Kendrick Lamar's verse on his Take Care track, and instantly wanted his bars on the album.
Kendrick features on the two-minute-long Buried Alive Interlude and despite having a short verse, Drizzy was extremely impressed. "I guess [Drake] just sent it to Kendrick at some point," 40 told MTV on how the collaboration came about.
"I had no idea. He had just sent it to Kendrick. Towards the end of the process, we got it back. I think it was pretty quick. He must have sent it on his own. A few days later, Kendrick sent back the verse, or whatever the case was. He was like, 'I got this Kendrick verse!' I'm like, 'On what?' He's like, 'On the beat you did.' I'm like, 'On what beat?' You know?"
He added: "It was crazy for Kendrick to write that verse and send that back, about Drake and meeting Drake and his opinions and feelings on him and that. We were both kind of blown away by that. Drake was really clear. He was like, 'I want to put this on my album."
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