Drake dropped his project ‘Room for Improvement’ when he was still acting in ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’, who recently reunited for the MV of ‘I’m Upset’. The notebook that had Drake’s handwritten lyrics for ‘Room for Improvement’ is now available for auction.
The notebook contains songs such as ‘Try Harder’, ‘Special’, ‘Do What You Do’ and ‘A Scorpio’s Mind’. There are other songs that didn’t end up on ‘Room for Improvement’, such as ‘Grind Freestyle’, ‘Military Brat Freestyle’ and ‘Light That Fire’. These songs have been claimed as Nickelus F’s as he tweeted after Complex published the news that the notebook was up for sale that ‘Military Brat Freestyle’ and ‘Grind Freestyle’ are his and ‘Light That Fire’ was the basis for ‘Am 2 PM’ on ‘Room for Improvement’.
So @Complex just posted that a notebook of Drakes handwritten lyrics from Room for Improvement are up for auction. It says that it also has lyrics for songs that aren’t on the project which include “Military Brat Freestyle” and “Light That Fire”. Those were my songs tho, so how? pic.twitter.com/IlUtTmgoX6— Horace Hardbody The Statue (@NickelusF) 24 June 2018
They were on my mixtape Cut The Check. The Military Brat Freestyle was over a Kool Keith beat, not that I expect yall to know that or even who he is. Light that Fire is what eventually became “AM 2 PM”— Horace Hardbody The Statue (@NickelusF) 24 June 2018
And the “Grind Freestyle” was my joint as well. He added a verse to it.
In an interview with Complex, he said that "Yea I mean I just found the Military Brat freestyle and Light That Fire lyrics being in there interesting because those were my songs. Now, Light That Fire was a song I had did and sent him to listen to and he ended up returning it to me months with a verse and new hook and it became AM2PM. So it’s probably his verse that he has written in there," Nickelus F told Complex. "The Military Brat he never got on. As for the other records the Grinding Freestyle was a joint of mine that I sent him where I did a quick lil freestyle over the MF DOOM Accordion beat and about a year later he sent me that joint back with a verse on it dumbing out."
"A Scorpios Mind is a joint he sent me to hop on, which came out. I worked with him on City is Mine and Do What You Do Too but when the official version of Do What You Do dropped my verse had been taken off. But all and all that’s a dope piece of history they have there! He was hungry and really wanted it back then."
The notebook’s bidding price begins at $8,000 USD, ending on June 28.
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Information for this article sourced from Complex.com
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