In the video above, Drake talks to Westwood on 1Xtra about Thank Me Later, his shows in London & the video to Find Your Love.
In the video below, Drake talks to Westwood on 1Xtra about the Nicki MInaj & Lil Kim beef, a joint album with Lil Wayne, Jay-Z & his influences.
Via PaperMag.com: Though writer Jozen Cummings covered much about Drake in PAPER’s Summer Music Issue, on stands now, there were a few more extra tidbits from our interview with the red-hot hip-hop superstar that PAPERMAG thought we’d share with you. Read on for news about Drake’s return to acting, his plans to play Obama and keeping a safe distance from the Internet.
Drake on playing Barack Obama in a movie
I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal [laughs]. I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions. Slowly but surely, I’m not in the study mode because nobody’s called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I’m not scrambling to learn how to speak like him. I want to be involved in great film projects. I don’t want to do the basketball movie that everyone does. I don’t want to do the typical black film that everyone expects. I think that I have enough experience to actually be involved in a real meaty project full of substance.
Drake on reading negative blog comments
I stopped going on a computer. I have a problem where if I go read a hundred positive things about me and there’s one guy in there who says ‘I hate Drake’ that’s the one I pay attention to. I think that’s a common problem. Negativity hurts us more than positivity helps us. I asked about 10 or 20 people around me, ‘When’s the last time you went on a website and commented on something, like a song dropped and you went on and said, ‘That song is hot’ or ‘That song is terrible?’ And everyone I asked around me, whose opinions I respect, the people I love, were like, ‘I’ve never done that before.’ And these are all level-headed, intelligent people whose opinion I respect, so I just started saying to myself, ‘It takes a certain type of individual to really participate in a group discussion about someone else, especially if they’re going super hard with consistent hate.
Update: Here’s part 2. Drake breaks down each track from his debut in detail, talks a slimmer guest list for his sophomore album, Andre 3000 saying “it was too early”, avoiding Ustream/Twitter and more.
SB.TV was the only online media platform in the UK to catch up with Drake exclusively and we found out about his transition from a successful acting career to having the most anticipated hip-hop album of 2010, we also talk about his forthcoming album, the best verse on the ‘Forever’ track and alot more exclusively here at www.SBTV.co.uk interview with Twin B.
A few days ago Drake did an interview with one of the hottest female presenter in the UK, Max. They go on to discuss Drizzy’s music, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, and some plans for the future. Drake also tells Max what his 3 favorite qualities are in a woman.
Drake told LA Times that he looks to seize the moment — then make it last. The subject of a major label bidding war, the Canadian rapper is releasing his first album Tuesday. He feels pressure to deliver.
The crowd at downtown Los Angeles’ Club Nokia arrived primed and pumped up. Not just to be entertained, but, more palpably, to witness a make-or-break moment.
When the Canadian rapper-cum-R&B crooner Drake bounded onstage last month, he was greeted with a hail of applause as well as an eerie cathodic blue glow that quickly settled over the 2,300 capacity auditorium — the side effect of hundreds of camera phones aimed and at the ready for Drake’s high-energy opening number, “Forever.” [Read more →]
It’s been 14+ Months since he dropped the now legendary ‘So Far Gone’ Mixtape. 10 million downloads later, smash features, total saturation of the internets, and co-signs by every single influential MC in the game.
Drake was finally back in the UK to push his debut album ‘Thank Me Later’. Last we did the infamous Hyde Park interview. This time round, we finally get him into the studio at BBC Radio 1xtra. In this clip Drake talks on:
The pressure & Expectation.
The rise of International Rap.
Making a name on the Canadian scene.
Before his concert at Ohio State, Drake stopped by to speak to Buckeye TV’s Music on Campus. He even admits that he’ll listen to Taylor Swift on occasion!
Here is part 2 of a brief interview that we had with Drizzy, who performed at the Sprite Step Off Show in Atlanta this weekend. (watch part 1 here)
With this being the last part of our brief interview with Drake, I can say it’s perfect timing. If you watched what I watched from XXL earlier today you’ll know definitely what I mean. In the video Drizzy talks about the freshmen list as well as “returning the favor” to the magazine and when asked about his recent spread with GQ, he speaks on his relationship with Jordan Brand and shows off his Air Jordan Anniversary 9’s “like a basketball player.”