Wiz Khalifa explains why Drake was left off his "Work Hard, Play Hard" remix, and talks about hoping to collaborate with Nas in the future.
In the summer, Wiz Khalifa had shown how much clout he has in hip hop now, by announcing two massive features on the remix for “Work Hard, Play Hard” in the form of Lil Wayne and Drake. Although he was replaced by another notable name, Wiz discusses why he did not include Drizzy’s verse, and even mentions he would like to collabo with Nas.
The Taylor Gang rapper looks up to the legendary NY rapper, and says he would welcome a chance at collaborating with Nas. The Pittsburgh emcee mentions that not many are on Nas’ level lyrically saying in an interview with Montreality, via HHDX, ““I want to get in the studio with Nas. That would be cool. I think just lyrically that would take me to another level. I just been listening to a lot of his old CD’s.” In addition to his classic LPs, Wiz mentions that even presently not many rappers can bring the intensity Nas does, “Musically, I feel like he’s in the zone that a lot of people don’t even really, really understand. So I wanna do some shit with Nas.”
While Drake was noticeably absent from the “Work Hard, Play Hard” remix, Wiz was able to get Young Jeezy on the track. Some were disappointed, and now the Taylor Gang front man explains that it just didn’t come together, “He boofed me man. He was supposed to do his verse and he ain’t do it so we had to put it out, but it ain’t no love lost.” Khalifa says this is not rare, and actually happens frequently, “People get that done all the time in the industry, but yeah I got boofed.”
The single will be featured on Wiz Khalifa’s sophomore studio effort which has been delayed and is now slated for a December 4th release.