40 Speaks On Producing Beyonce Feat. Drake “Mine”
On Thursday night, Beyonce shocked the world as she released her new self-titled visual album on iTunes out of virtually nowhere. Drake is featured on the album with the track “Mine” and in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, 40 speaks on working on the song and how Beyonce kept the album a secret.
This summer Drake and 40 spent two days in the studio with Beyonce as they worked on the track. According to 40, he didn’t know when the song/album were to release as he was just finishing up mixing and mastering the song the previous week. “They were pressuring me: ‘We need this mix. We got to get it done. ASAP, ASAP!”, says 40.
One thing that is still quite shocking is the fact that Beyonce was able to drop the album with no leaks. Not only were fans shocked about its release, those who had a hand in the project were just as surprised. To hold that together and not let that out of the bag is very, very impressive. It’s not easy to do. Everybody was surprised. Everybody. It wasn’t just the fans”, says 40. Impressive, indeed. Read the full excerpt of what 40 had to say about the collaboration here.