The HOT 97 Morning Show


Drake pretty much says it's quiet for all the competition! He only considers himself and Kanye West competition. In his recent interview with Vibe magazine he also covers his racial background,some of the hardships he faced growing up as a black Jew, hip hop and it's double standards, people calling him soft because he sings while rapping and more! Check out some excerpts from the interview below.

Drake addressing people considering him soft for singing and rapping: “People fucking love to sing, that’s what I never forget. But you can’t say my bars aren’t up there with the best of them. People keep challenging me about what real rap is. Is it the shit you know all the words to, or the shit that sounds fast and complex? I don’t have the answer. At the same time, I know I can do a couple things.”

On his racial background: “The racism I experienced was being Jewish. Jewish kids didn’t understand how I could be black and Jewish…it was just stupid, annoying rich kids that were close-minded and mean.”

On Kanye West: “He’s like, the best…My competition is nobody else, by the way. It’s just me and ‘Ye.”

On rap’s double standards: "Man, how come this guy is allowed to do this? How come this guy is allowed to talk about the streets? All he did was be around it, justlike me. He didn’t live it, but he’s allowed to talk about it. How come this guy is allowed to make girl records—love records—but they’re not girl records or love records when he does it?” I just have to step back and be like, because it doesn’t matter what those guys do. Whoever that is, it just doesn’t matter. They’re not important enough to be scrutinized like that. So it’s that feeling of accepting that I’m at the top and I don’t give them enough to talk about, so they have to make shit. No one ever loves that guy that’s on top."

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