Drake opted to skip this year’s Grammy Awards, though he received two nominations for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” (“Tuesday” with ILOVEMAKONNEN) and “Best Rap Performance” (“0 to 100/The Catch Up”). In an interview with Noisey, Toronto producer Frank Dukes speaks on how “0 to 100/The Catch Up” came together, a song he co-produced with Boi-1da.

A beat that caused a dispute and fight between Drake and Diddy and Club LIV in Miami late last year, it was rumored Drake stole the record from the Bad Boy CEO. Frank Dukes gives his view on what happened, which can be read below.

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What was the sample you created called? Was it called “0 to 100”?
No it 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.

Frank Dukes speaks more on his Grammy nomination, working with BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah on their Sour Soul LP, and opting to work from his hometown of Toronto versus popular cities like Los Angeles, NYC, and Miami here.

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