Robin Thicke Talks About Working With Lil Wayne & Their History Together [Video]
Robin Thicke was a recent guest on the “Drink Champs” podcast were he sat down both N.O.R.E. aka Noreaga and DJ EFN for an interview, which you can watch in full below.
In their conversation, Robin says he has 7 collaborations with Lil Wayne, reveals they were fans of each other before either of them blew up, and explains why they have history together.
The Los Angeles singer and songwriter also recalls Weezy hearing “Oh Shooter” on his debut album and asking Thicke to send the song to him as he wanted to do something with it. He then remembers hearing “Shooter” on Tha Carter II with Tunechi rapping in between his parts!
“We were genuine fans of each other before we blew. Like, when I heard ‘Go DJ’- I mean, you know, he was already blowing up. But when I heard ‘Go DJ,’ I was like: ‘This is the next biggest artist, period.’
I told Andre Harrell, and he was like: ‘You think so?’ I was like: ‘Trust me, Dre, this is the one.’ So, coincidentally, he just reached out to me. The first song on my debut album A Beautiful World – which it’s the 20th anniversary of – he heard this song called ‘Oh Shooter’ on my debut album. He just hit me up out of nowhere and was like: ‘Yo, I love this record. Can you send me the tracks? Do you mind if I do something with it?’
The first time that Lil Wayne ever did The Tonight Show – and the first time I ever did The Tonight Show – we did it together. The first time either one of us performed at the Grammys, we performed together. So him and I have a real history together.”