Drake Lands XXL Cover For September Issue [PHOTOS]
XXL called on YMCMB's own Drizzy Drake as the featured artist for the 150th issue of the magazine which will hit news stands on August 20th. Drake speaks about his upcoming album 'Nothing Was The Same' which is being released on September 17th along with how he's adapting to his success, his image, and more.
ON THE NEW ALBUM: I remember coming into this year thinking, “How am I
going to cut through all these people and shine?” I’ve never been part
of a year when so many legends are dropping projects. How am I going
to be seen? I’m going to be like the kid waving in the background in
the photo with all of his tall relatives. And, I guess, those were my
initial thoughts, and not to say that I haven’t enjoyed some of the
stuff that has come out this year, but it didn’t pan out the way I
thought it was going to. I think I am going for it, to really
establish what are murmurs or things being said quietly, “Um, I think
that Drake might actually…” On September 17th I want people to be
like, “Oh, we were right.”
ON HIS IMAGE: Do I think that if I didn’t have, for lack of a better
term, a unique look about me, if I was from somewhere in America and
if I hadn’t been on a kids TV show [Degrassi: The Next Generation],
would I be as famous? I don’t know, man. Honestly, I don’t think so. I
was just some young kid on a TV show. And I haven’t become anything
else while I’ve been in this position. It’s not like I got here and
was like, “Oh, got to switch up my image.” I don’t wake up nervous. I
feel like maybe a lot of these guys do. How old are you, really? What
is your background, really? What have you really done in the drug
game, in the thug game?
ON THE COMPETITION: It’s tough for me. That’s a guy I can’t pretend
not to like. He’s the guy to me, in a lot of ways. That’s Kanye West.
But I’m also here to be the best. I’m here to surpass. I’m here to
outdo. I’m ready for whatever with anybody.
ON HIS SUCCESS: I get Jewish people coming up to me proud like, “Mazel
Tov, bro. Come to my house for Shabbat dinner.”
Source: XXL Mag