“I’m just here to be No. 1. I don’t have any problems with nobody.”
Tory Lanez‘s new album, I Told You, is coming out August 19 — as he announced on a song named after the release date, which sounded a hell of a lot like a Drake song, more specifically “5PM in New York”).
As Sway pointed out in a new interview with the Toronto native, he’s been compared to Drake his whole career — some of it warranted and some of it done because people can’t think for themselves.
The radio host said it seems like Lanez realizes that and then fuels it by remixing songs like “Controlla,” which results in subliminal disses from Drake — both on wax (“Summer Sixteen“) and in person (the Summer Sixteen tour).
After some pressure from Sway (Tory kept properly trying to turn the conversation toward himself and his upcoming album, I Told You), he eventually said he just liked the song and that he’s been remixing and freestyling over popular beats since he started rapping.
“I’m gonna keep remixing stuff — that’s not gonna change the way I feel about something. If you gonna come out with a hot record, it’s just like a riddim,” Tory Lanez said before Sway finished: “Everybody’s gonna hop on it.”
Throughout the rest of the interview, Tory discussed I Told You — which will have no features on it — how much time he spends in the studio and, as many do when they come on Sway In The Morning, delivered a freestyle over Bryson Tiller’s “Sorry Not Sorry” and Drake’s “4PM in Calabasas,” because of course that’s a beat Sway picked.
Watch the full interview below. The freestyle starts around the 19:30 mark, where he rapped the line “my album out this summer ’16.” I see you, Tory. (And, to be honest, Tory sounds a helluva lot more like Lil Wayne on during the freestyle than he does Drake.)