Rae was among the many special guests during Kanye West’s impromptu London show that went down earlier in the week.
Before his surprise performance, however, he sat down with Noisey to speak on his upcoming album F.I.L.A., its current single “Wall To Wall,” upcoming docu-flick “The Purple Tape Files,” and much more.
Some choice quotes:
How is the film going to work?
So, we talk about the album, how we made it, some of the things that were outstanding, the controversy around it, and just celebrating it because that album was loved around the world. We’re still working on it as well.
Are there any artists you haven’t worked with who you are admiring from afar?
I’ve worked with a lot of people, you know? From Kanye to everybody. But there are always still more. I’d like the chance to work with Kendrick Lamar. And I’d say Snoop too. These are cats I have wanted to work with for a while.
When you look at today’s rap scene, do you see noticeable differences from you came up through in the early 90s? The evolving business culture?
There are smarter artists now than there were back in the day, but back in the day the artists were more creative. There were more kids that did the music from the heart and wherever it took them was because of true talent. Now, you don’t have to be a great artist to be a great businessman, you just have to know what records calculate their time for you.