It’s a Christmas miracle, we have a 2 hour-long interview with the one and only Aubrey Drake Graham. Getting a Drake interview is nearly impossible these days. With him usually using his music to speak his mind we just got used to hearing what we needed from his records. But Elliot Wilson and Rap Radar have blessed the culture with an interview that pretty much talks about his whole career, which spans this soon ending decade.
In the interview, they speak upon many different topics such as Rihanna, early parts of his career, Meek and Pusha T beef, being called a culture vulture and many more things. Starting with Drake reminiscing on his early days working with Wayne. Drake goes into detail of feeling that pressure of carrying Cash Money to newer heights when Wayne went to jail for his gun charge in 2010. Drake goes into detail about the pressure he felt led to the release of his debut album Thank Me Later, “ The project was my less personal touches, it was really about how big can we look and how big can we be. I just felt a lot of pressure to kill shit with Jeezy and Jay-Z. I fell victim to my surrounds at the time.” Drake also talks about beefing with The Weekend because of miscommunications and assumptions. During the lengthy chat, Drake takes shots at Pusha-T “People like his music, I personally don’t ’cause I don’t believe any of it. And I like to listen to guys I believe.” Drake continued, “You just get to peek behind the curtain too. When I was whatever, 16, thinking that he was the biggest dope dealer in the world serving bricks to all, every corner of America, yeah sure… I was… a fan obviously more so just a fan of Pharrell and the Neptunes. I always wanted to be signed to Star Trak and stuff like that, that was the wave. Now that I’m grown-up, and I know him and the truth, it’s just not as appealing.”
Drake also speaks upon Rihanna and his beef with Chris brown” That person that was in the middle of us is no longer a part of either of our lives currently and I have the most utmost love and respect for her,” Drake said. “I think of her as family more than anything. I felt, I actually had kind of a moment of hesitation before because I didn’t wanted her to ever feel disrespected by me linking up with him.” This link up resulted in the summer song smash hit “ No Guidance” which is on Chris Brown album Indigo.
Drake touches upon many other things during this interview such as how Serena Williams played a part in “Back to Back”, Ghostwriting allegations, and other things throughout the interview with Elliot Wilson. You can check out the interview on Youtube and Rap Radar official website.