After granting FADER his very first interview, PARTYNEXTDOOR sat down with MTV for his second interview, which took place at the MCM x Beats By Dre release event in New York City yesterday (May 12th).
The notoriously private OVO singer sat down with friend of the DopeHouse Rob Markman about his rather reclusive nature, his particularity with collaborating with artists, his influences, his working and familial with Drake, and much more.
Some choice quotes:
[On working with Drake] “He lets me do whatever I want to do, and he accepts it and he understands it a lot. Us being from very similar places, he really understands the things that I say. The lingo that we have, the culture that I was raised in, he could understand because a lot of his friends are Jamaican. I was raised in a Jamaican household, all my friends are Jamaican. So we just relate a lot culturally. It helps when a superstar that’s making number ones, number ones, number ones, actually understands you.”
[On using Auto-Tune] “Yeah, just for the sake of where music is at. If I was making music 10 years ago, I definitely wouldn’t be using it. PNDTWO, I didn’t use a lot of Auto-Tune on a lot of my R&B songs, but I don’t care to tell people that because it’s more of a creative thing. It’s more of being a producer to be like, this is what this song needs to catch people’s ear. If I want the song to be in that lane it has to have this sort of vibe to it. But yeah, I don’t perform [live] with Auto-Tune.”
Listen to the 15-minute conversation below.