Yesterday, after we posted the bit about Drake not being the typical street dude in rap music today, it spawned a whole debate in the comments about whether street cred has anything to do with good music, and Rick Ross thus became another example of such an argument. Either way, in this other interview excerpt, Drake talks about putting out a mixtape like So Far Gone, which he was singing on, and thinking he had made the biggest mistake of his life.
Yeah, ’cause I started the mixtape off with an R&B song about women that were lost in the world. It was a risk. I mean, we knew it meant something to us, but we also sat there, like, “Man, are people going to accept this? A rapper that’s singing?” And I’m not just doing melodies, I’m singing. Same with this album—I’m singing. And I even went further. I explored music on So Far Gone. I was taking other people’s music and revamping it. I can’t do that on an album. I love that genre of music. It sparks something in me when I use soundscapes or write like that. So now I’ve crafted my own interpretations on that that apply to my life, and I’m just wondering, Are those going to work now? ’Cause it’s just me. It’s my shit. So it’s a lot of unknowns on this album.
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