During Spout Podcast, Cordae tells the story of his unique collaboration approach, revealing that he’s never paid for a feature, not even from the biggest names like Eminem and Lil Wayne! And he takes you inside his literal ‘Dre. Day’ as he tells the story of visiting Dr. Dre’s house.
“I remember when I was at Dr. Dre house a couple of years ago. I had to use bathroom real quick, literally had to just thank god. It’s the same with Eminem. I think I posted a couple of month ago, I was like, ‘yo, I really got a song with Eminem.'” said Cordae.
Then he continued: “Ten years old me, having an iPod. Even before the iPad days, before I even had an iPod, it was MP3 where you downloaded off LimeWire to your computer, listening to The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, Infinite album and was just listening to him and now I got Eminem on a song and he gassed on it. I got a platinum song with him! Dawg, it’s a blessing. I got a platinum song produced by J. Cole. Crazy! God is good man. I take no credit for it.”
Later in the interview, Cordae listen an artist that influenced him as a musician: “Just my personal people that influenced me the most musically are Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem and J. Cole. Also Big L. He’s rhyme skills are ridiculous. Oh and Kendrick Lamar. That’s like The 7 and then you throw in the eight like Stevie Wonder and Usher. Usher has a huge influence on me.”
You can watch the interview below: