In a newly surfaced clip from a recent interview, Drizzy explained how his joint project with 21 Savage serves as the conclusion of a three-part series following the 2021s Certified Lover Boy and Honestly, never mindwhich fell in June.
“We got CLB, Certified Lover Boyit was like, you know, ‘I’m doing my best to make her love [me]I’m chasing you,” he said. “And then Honestly, never mind is the realization that maybe that lifestyle isn’t for me.”
“After that Her loss is like ‘No Doves’,” he continued. “Do you remember then [Sporty Thievz] dropped ‘No Pigeons’ when [TLC] had ‘No Scrubs’ out?”
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Drake also said he believes Her loss is among the five best albums of his career, and undoubtedly even belongs in his top three.
“[Her Loss] is one of the biggest albums I’ve ever made in my life,” he declared. “I said the other day, I think this is a clear entry into my top five of my catalog – if not, top three .”
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Published on November 4, Her loss debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with around 404,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. It also placed eight songs in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In another clip from the same interview, 21 Savage and Drake admitted that they helped write each other’s verses on the album.
“I ain’t gone cap, Drake wrote some of my verses on this album,” said 21. “These facts. I don’t care what a n-gga says, Drake helped me with some of my verses on this album. “
Drake added, “By the way you helped me with shit too.”
During a performance at Akademiks’ Off the Record podcast, 21 Savage revealed that he encouraged Drake’s lyrical arrows after he got backlash for his jabs at Megan Thee Stallionamong other goals.
“When he sends me the songs, I point out what I heard and I tell him, ‘Yeah, n-gga. Talk that shit,'” he said. “You know I’m gassing him. I’m behind him. Whatever he’s standing on, I’m standing on it. So say what you feel, n-gga, cause I’m riding.”