That is a lot of unfinished music.
The days of making chicken tender subs as a Publix deli employee are now a distant memory.
"Kendrick texts back like 20 fire emojis."
Producer Djay Cas' journey from meeting Jeezy to earning an album placement was a seven-year roller coaster of emotions.
"The versions aren't different types of lyrics. It's literally different beats, different melodies."
"I made a whole song to that beat and didn’t like it."
“The bridge took me a whole twenty minutes to write, [but] that was years and years of hard work leading up to that very moment.”
“That’s a lot that has something to do with my production style to this day.”
"Metro would make a beat in the studio in front of Sean, while Sean would sit with a mic, writing and freestyling."
“I never heard about the record again. I get a phone call months later…”
IDK's "Pizza Shop" brought me back to a night in high school I'll never forget.
"I'm looking at him, like, is he mad?"
"I thought it said 'Breathe,' so I wrote that whole breathing concept and metaphor... and Just changed it."
"We didn’t do the song specifically for Ross... Actually, I sent it to Drake before I sent it to Ross."
"I was like, ‘Yo, thank God "Gossip" hasn’t leaked yet. That song is fire.’ And they were like, ‘"Gossip"? What are you talking about?’"
"It sounds harsh, but it was brutally honest."
"Totally uncalculated, all God."
To finish all seven, Pusha skipped basketball every day and stopped eating breakfast with everybody.
"It was competitive, it was fun."
"In between questions, I had to go make sales... I gotta eat that night."
In the midst of tragedy, CyHi experienced some of the best news of his life.
No new friends.
"I can throw your soda cans away, roll your blunts for you, whatever."