The-Dream: Watch The Throne had to be 'right'
The-Dream, who won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the Grammys with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean, knew the hip-hop superstars' collaboration had to be 'right'
The-Dream knew 'Watch The Throne' had to be "right".
The producer-and-singer collected the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration prize at the Grammy Awards for his track 'No Church in the Wild' with Frank Ocean and The Throne - aka Kanye West and Jay-Z - and he said he felt great to be recognised alongside the two hip-hop superstars.
Speaking to MTV after winning the award, he said: "There's a lot of things that happen that doesn't always have your name on it. But you listen and you vibe out and you go to clubs and you do your thing and you listen and you make sure that it's right.
"I told Jay and Kanye, even when they were making the album, I told 'em, 'You guys are two rap gods. It has to be right.' And it came out right. And I'm just happy to be part of that process in any type of way, win or lose."
The 35-year-old producer - who co-written hits for the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna - lamented on the deaths of close family members who inspired him to become a musician, including his mother, as the quartet collected the trophy at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.
He said: "It's still a great feeling to know where I come from and know that my mother isn't here or my grandfather, the two people that influenced me the most. To be here, to still be doing it at this level and not seeing that curve that usually happens to individuals.
"And I'm just happy to be part of this process of 'No Church in the Wild' and even the whole process of [Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne]."