Young Braised Is as Surprised As Anyone That is In A Fake Mashup With The Weeknd, Drake, Kanye West & Nas
EXCLUSIVE: DX speaks to Stew about his role in the unofficial remix.
Vancouver, BC – A new remix of The Weeknd 2015 the song "Tell Your Friends" unexpectedly hit SoundCloud on Wednesday (24 May), and won the attention of several points of sale due to the guests that the functions and their assumptions XO brand. The formation of Kanye West, Nas, Ghostface Killah, Drake, Belly, and Vancouver rapper Young Braised led for messages on multiple sites, but The Weeknd quickly squashed the hype with the announcement that the track was a bootleg of the creation.
"This is not my soundcloud," he wrote. "We don't upload anything. These are fake mashups."
this is not my soundcloud. We do not upload anything. These are fake mashups. @pitchfork @Drake @Nas @GhostfaceKillah
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) May 24, 2017
The inclusion of the Young Stew, a total unknown in comparison with the rest of the artists, led to questions about his role in the mashup. HipHopDX was able to speak with the rapper and Canadian to learn that he was surprised to see his name in the fake remix.
"[I] I have a couple of messages about this, including my friend Brock in Exclaim! he was surprised to see my name there," Stew told HipHopDX. "Honestly, I'm not sure how it came to be, and wishing it was long enough for me to listen to myself, but [I am] assuming that someone grabbed my verse when I put it on at the end of Kanye version early last year and ran with it. Honored and perplexed at the same damn time."
The unauthorized use remix has been taken of SoundCloud. A mashup of The Weeknd's Starboy court, "Secrets", and Drake, the More Life itself, "Passion fruit" has also been removed.