This week’s episode of “You Should Know” is dedicated to Chartbreaker artist Summer Walker, as Billboard finds out how the Atlanta-based singer enlisted Drake’s help for her remix, who else she would love to collaborate with one day, what her music-making process is like, and much more.
When asked how she got Drake to hop on the remix for her track “Girls Need Love,” Walker tells Billboard that they first started speaking with each other after the rapper hopped in her DMs and said, “I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool.”
As for who else is on her collaboration bucket list, Walker notes that she would love to work with Jazmine Sullivan or Ari Lennox, explaining, “I think they are very soulful and I love soulful people.”
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Speaking of her method when it comes to creating music, Walker confesses that it is a “very lonely one,” noting that she appreciates her solitude and does not like having people around when she is singing.
Walker says that when it comes to her music, she thinks that people should listen to it because it’s real and in it, she talks about real situations that people can relate to. “So maybe it’ll help you get through it a little bit,” she adds. In the interview, Walker also confesses to a rather unique backstage ritual, admitting with a laugh, “I fart. My backstage ritual is flatulence.” You can check out the full video interview with Summer Walker above to find out which skill she would like to master, which one food she could eat for the rest of her life, and which animal she thinks she would be.
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.