Jas Prince on Discovering Drake on Myspace, Signing Drake to Cash Money

Unbeknownst to many, Jas Prince was responsible for discovering and catapulting Drake’s rap career after finding him on MySpace. By the time Jas reached out to the OVO rapper, he already had success as an actor on the Canadian television drama series, Degrassi and began to circulate as a lyricist. Although Jas comes from a music based family and has a Rap-A-Lot affiliation through his father J Prince, Jas opens up to DJ Vlad that Drake was uncertain of his promises. “I was like, ‘I’m [going to] make you famous’ and he was like ‘I hear that a lot.'” Even though Drake appeared pessimistic about Jas’ capabilities, he decided to work with him regardless.

In this interview Jas talks about J Prince and Lil Wayne not feeling the Canadian’s sound, but explains once he gave him exclusive beats and let Weezy listen to him a second time during a random drive, He immediately wanted to work with him the next day.