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RapRadar’s Eliott Wilson had a one on one sit down with Drizzy Drake before setting out to the U.K. installment of his Dreams & Nightmares tour with J. Cole.
The Young Money protege spoke on various topics such as possible regrets with his debut album, and his upcoming release Take Care.
A stand out excerpt from the interview, however, was his feelings on exclusion from Kanye’s track “All Of The Lights.”
An early version had leaked featuring a verse from the Toronto MC, however, the version that made the album had eleven different features, and Drake wasn’t one of them.
“I mean Kanye’s creative process is ever changing you know what I mean, he’s one of those guys we make music differently,” said Drake. “I make what comes to me and I hate changing it, where as Ye will change something 30 or 40 times to get it perfect.”
Drizzy went on to congratulate Ye on coming back from the negative stint, and expressed his admiration for him as an artist.
“I’m happy that he had a triumphant moment after all the negativity that he’s had to endure, Ye will always be….I can never say sit here and tell you he’s not one of my idols, that’s not one of my favorite rappers. I can’t say that, whatever energy I’ve ever felt is relevant when you ask me what do I think of Kanye West I’m going to always have something positive to say.”
Drake also shares that he feels no competitive vibes between him and Kanye, and is grateful for witnessing Ye’s growth throughout his career.
“I feel as if we can co-exist, I feel like hip hop is broad enough that we can both exist and give great music without feeling like it’s one or the other. But I might be the only one that feels that way, he’s part of the reason why I’m here musically.
“I’ve watched his career span from the moment of the first freestyle, the first set of mixtapes to now. I will always have a special place for that in my heart and I’m always grateful at the opportunity to work with him.”
Young Money rapper Drake has broken his silence on being robbed last year in his hometown of Toronto and said he believes it was a setup.
According to Drake, he believes he was setup by his female companion at the time.
Drake was robbed at gunpoint in his hometown of Toronto in May 2009 — and, he tells GQ he thinks the robbery was an inside job. (The interview is not online, but MTV has summarized it.) “I knew it was a setup, because I had on a sweater and a jacket. But when they banged on the car window with a gun and opened the door, the first thing he said was, ‘Yo, run that chain,'” Drake, who had been on a date, says. “They didn’t rob [my date], and her purse was sitting right there. So I was like, ‘OK, yup — you set the whole thing up.” The rapper lost around $4,000 and a new chain that Lil Wayne had given him. (Rolling Stone)