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One Of The “0-100/The Catch-Up” Producers Weighed In On Drake And Diddy’s Beef

“Diddy passed on it, he said it wasn’t life changing enough and that was that.”

February 12, 2015

A few months ago, Diddy allegedly put hands on Drake outside a Miami nightclub as the culmination of a dispute over who had the rights to the beat on Drake's Grammy-nominated "0-100/The Catch-Up." Now, Toronto producer Frank Dukes, who co-produced the tune with Boi-1da, has given his take on what might've happened to Noisey:

"[The sample I created for '0-100'] was called something really generic and stupid, like 'Vibes' or something. Originally it was a three minute idea that had all these different parts and I didn't really write it with any intent of it being used for Drake or for anyone in particular. I just kinda wrote it and gave it to Boi-1da, who was in session at the time in Miami, this was with Diddy. This was like the whole controversy of the incident. From what I understand he made the beat on the spot, played it for Diddy and Diddy passed on it, he said it wasn't life changing enough and that was that. Then fast forward, '0 to 100' becomes this huge hit and then there's this weird…whatever happened there? I don't know, but as far as I understand that's how it went down."

Sounds like Diddy maybe didn't want the beat at all to begin with, which makes things a little more interesting in hindsight. Maybe he'll respond publicly to this? Stay tuned.

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One Of The “0-100/The Catch-Up” Producers Weighed In On Drake And Diddy’s Beef