Drake has been rather coy with the media since that incident with Rolling Stone. Thanks to The Fader and Sprite those wondering what Drizzy has been up too can look no further. In a rare behind-the-scenes interview Drake talks about his unlikely come up, putting Toronto on the map and more.
On his hometown:
“Toronto is the reason I do this. All I did was find a way to make people proud of our city. Artists from our city – their whole objective was to get out. So I just had to flip that way of thinking,” he says. “All these guys that are like, you gotta go to new york now to make it happen. No you don’t. That’s dead now. Do it the way the Weeknd did it, do the way PartyNextDoor did it, do it they way I did it. Do it where you’re at. If you have the music, that’s all it takes.”
On his competition in the music industry:
“I’m not worried about these other rappers. I’m not competing with those guys. I already know their hand, I know their move — I study everything. I’m worried about the kid that’s sitting in his house who wants to be better than me and all those other guys. That’s who I’m worried about. That’s how I try to keep pushing us forward, just to let that kid know that I’m not done yet.”
On how he handles negative criticism:
“We’re in a weird time. Life is almost this ongoing forum. People can get so lost in these words displayed on the screen. Everyone just wants to chat, and comment, crack jokes. Effort that’s put into doubt or hate – when it’s that extreme? It’s the same thing as love, man. They’re confused. It’s not me.”