You know, years ago they had the A&R men to tell you what to play, how to play it and you know whether it's disco and rock but we just went in the studio and we did it.
The A&R men (Artists and Repertoire) are middlemen between the record label and the artists. They oversee talent scouting, album production, etc.
Many record labels can be very controlling about what they want an artist to sound like, but this is rarely the case for a well-established rapper like Drizzy.
They’re happy that they could just go in the studio and do their thing without being told what to do.
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