One of the stand-out records from Tyler, The Creator’s Cherry Bomb album was the Weezy and Yeezy-assisted ‘Smuckers.’ Well, the track wasn’t always intended to be for Tyler’s fourth LP. The original beat dates back to 2011 when he sent it in for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album. He told Billboard that he gave it to them and then ended up taking it back.

A highlight of Cherry Bomb is “Smuckers,” with Kanye West and Lil Wayne. How did that come together?

I made “Smuckers” in 2011 and sent it to Jay Z and ‘Ye. They were going to use it, but I kind of took it back. I was trying to make horn sections and drum kicks that sound epic. The second half is this jazz ensemble [Ed. note: “Smuckers” samples “Metropolis Notte” by Gabriele Ducros]. I’m like, “Oh my God, this is fucking amazing. Lil Wayne would sound so good over this.” I sent Wayne a reference of what I was going to put, and he sent me the verse back. I legit was about to cry. I played it for ‘Ye at his house literally four days before the album was due. He was like, “OK, I got to step my bars up. Y’all niggas is spitting.” It was such a sick thing to know that me and Wayne had to put ‘Ye back on his feet. Like, what the fuck? I’m 24 years old. What am I going to look forward to at 30?

In addition to that tidbit, he spoke about Earl Sweatshirt’s new album, Tyga’s relationship with Kylie Jenner, Jay-Z’s concept for Tidal, and more. Read the full interview here.

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Dru Tyler

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Dru Tyler is an American entrepreneur, inventor, publicist, software engineer, investor, A&R for UMG, and a journalist. He is a co-founder of Daily Rap News the CNN of the Rap World. Dru has been publicly associated with the late Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Young Jeezy, Lil Kim and Junior Mafia and more.

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Dru Tyler is an American entrepreneur, inventor, publicist, software engineer, investor, A&R for UMG, and a journalist. He is a co-founder of Daily Rap News the CNN of the Rap World.

Dru has been publicly associated with the late Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Young Jeezy, Lil Kim and Junior Mafia and more.