Craig David teases future Drake collaboration
'When The Bassline Drops' singer Craig David said there will be a collaboration with Drake 'when the time is right'
Craig David has teased a future collaboration with Drake.
The 'Born To Do It' hitmaker and 'Hotline Bling' rapper have a mutual appreciation for each other's music and with the Brit's comeback album on the horizon for 2016, he's hinted that a "Craig David/Drake mix tape" could be on the cards "when the time is right".
Asked how Drake came to be a big fan of his, Craig revealed: "When I saw Drake in this restaurant (in Miami) we walked up to each other and there was this moment when I was like, 'Oh man that tune is all I'm listening to.' And he was like, 'Man I need to call my producer, if I can tell him right now that I'm with you, 'Born To Do It'! The tunes you have.' And this was kicking off.
"When the time is right, when it's really right, and there's the Craig David/Drake mix tape, I promise you, not on a 'get gas, beg a man to be on his record' kind of thing, because he's the hottest thing right now. But he'd easily be like, 'Yeah man I want to do that.' "
Meanwhile, the 'Fill Me In' crooner released new single 'When The Bassline Drops', a collaboration with grime MC Big Narstie, on Monday (30.11.15), and is keen to show he's still "hot and happening", despite not releasing an album since 2010's 'Signed Sealed Delivered'.
He told BBC Radio 1Xtra: "I know deep down, even with 30 million records sold, I have to show that I get that respect now ... I see myself as a new artist right now, where I've got to prove myself. You've got to be hot and happening. There's no point talking about what you did back in the day ... you're only three minutes away from a hot song, I just got to keep writing and writing."