Yung Bleu, a rapper from Mobile, Alabama, had the shock of his life when he realized that he had missed a FaceTime call from Drake. The 26-year-old rapper had sent a verse from his latest album, and Drake was calling to speak about its remix. The verse was from Bleu’s tormented Love Scars: The Five Stages of Emotion track You’re Mines Still. The song is about a viral confession about being the most toxic post-relationship guy. After processing the missed call, Bleu decided to try his luck and reach out to him again.
Yung Bleu’s confession
In an interview with Complex, Bleu revealed how he truly felt when he saw the missed call. He said, I really thought it was over. Drake is a real genuine dude. He really doesn’t care how big you are. A fortunate Bleu did manage to get in touch with Drake, and the renowned rapper recorded vocals for a remix. The whole collaboration happened in the first place with the help of DeMarcus Cousins. The collab song came out on Friday morning.
How did Drake get on board?
Yung Bleu released his Love Scars: The Five Stages of Emotion project earlier this month. Little did he know that a few weeks later, Drake would want to create a remix of one of his songs! On 9th October 2020, fans noticed that Drake had followed Yung Bleu on Instagram. Soon after, the latter posted a screenshot of their conversations, which showcased Drake’s willingness to send over vocals for the remix collaborations. Bleu admitted that Drake sent the vocals over within hours. He had honestly thought the project would take at least three to four months. Further, he gave due credit to NBA star DeMarcus Cousins for initiating the conversation and making it happen.
Yung Bleu’s steady growth
Since the release of his Hello World mixtape in 2013, Bleu has had steady growth on the charts as a rapper and singer, both. In 2017, he signed to Boosie’s Badazz Music Syndicate record label. Shortly after, Bleu came up with his breakout single Miss It. Since then, he has released several projects and has also collaborated with big-shots like Lil Durk, YFN Lucci, Wiz Khalifa, and Kevin Gates. Currently, his fanbase is bigger than ever, and reports say that the artist will soon have a billion streams across all platforms.