Drake Still Cares

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XXL posted some outtakes from their interview with Drake that didn’t make it to the issue that’s on newsstands now, apart picking his brain about making R&B records, they also asked him about the rap demographic and if he still feels like he caters to them.

XXL: Earlier you said, you can make just rap records and cater to a small segment, like how important is that to you? Or is it all about just being successful and making records to be successful?

Drake: Like to me, I think about them all the time because you know, I really do care about what they have to say, you know? …I still go on the websites like NahRight, like, I care, I really do care. So like I said, when I do have a chance to get in a rap mode, like for example I did this song off my album last night called “The Resistance.” It’s the song that comes right before “Over” and, man, that was one of those songs where I was like, you know, I really gotta take the time and write this song because it’s an opportunity to really rap and show people that I actually do care about rap and care about what you think about my flows and care about what you think about me as a rapper even if I have a crazy hook on it, which I do… But I still factor them into my thoughts. I haven’t let them go yet, that hip hop population that’s so judgmental and maybe hates everything I’m doing right now ’cause I’m doing it on such a grand scale and they feel like not a part of it all or they feel like I’ve abandoned them and what they stand for. I still think about them all the time.

Link: Drake: Eyes On Me (Cover Story Outtakes) [XXL]

Shouts to Anslem for the heads up.

Previously: Drake on “So Far Gone” vs. Thank Me Later


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53 Responses to “Drake Still Cares”

  1. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    i’m tryna get this posted but it need to be moderated. smh

  2. DC (District of Chase) Says:

    I really hope this kid’s album is good…

  3. Remixznflow Says:

    # DC (District of Chase) Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I really hope this kid’s album is good…

    ^
    it will sell.. but… other than that?.. ionno…

    over was dope to me…

  4. cOLD Says:

    kev take off the www

  5. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yo nate free that pic yo.

  6. landlord Says:

    …I still go on the websites like NahRight, like, I care, I really do care.

    ——

    LMAO..

    say word?

  7. landlord Says:

    “Over” is the song of the year so far… cant front

  8. Brother Man Says:

    Say what you want, but this guy is one of the smartest entertainers in the game. Or at least understands it. Kudos to him

  9. Beezy Says:

    kev been here all this time and still dont know how to post links?

  10. Remixznflow Says:

    “Over” is the song of the year so far… cant front

    ^
    what are its competitors?

    but yeah its pretty good for a single…

  11. DC (District of Chase) Says:

    …I still go on the websites like NahRight, like, I care, I really do care.

    ——

    LMAO..

    say word?

    ^I wonder when people come in the comments and see shit like us roasting Kev for not piping a chick that he had in his crib instead of talking about the post with them in it, what they think…

  12. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    cOLD its weird. i cant d’ld to my mac cause wifey goes thru my shit. i’m tryna just show y’all thru a srt8 gmail link but it gotta be moderated. even if i take the http off it.

  13. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    kev been here all this time and still dont know how to post links?

    ^

    nigga i aint no nerd(c) unforgiveable

  14. Remixznflow Says:

    ^I wonder when people come in the comments and see shit like us roasting Kev for not piping a chick that he had in his crib instead of talking about the post with them in it, what they think…

    ^
    we comment about the link.. i know over had over 300 comments.. its just if the shit is wack most likely niggas arent gonna check for it… (c) wale

  15. Beezy Says:

    forward an email to cOLD with the pic in it and he can tinypic for the masses

  16. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    cold whas ya e mail?

  17. SeniorCivilian Says:

    I’m less and less excited (n) for Thank Me Later every day.

  18. Shooter Says:

    dude must weep when he reads some of shit shit

  19. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    NATE FREE THAT PIC MENG!

  20. Deen Says:

    “I still go on the websites like NahRight, like, I care, I really do care.”

    I don’t care.

  21. hl Says:

    Shouldn’t it be a given that if you’re a rapper, you would care about whether people thought you could rap?

  22. Remixznflow Says:

    # Shooter Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    dude must weep when he reads some of shit shit

    ^
    probably…

  23. Troyvul Says:

    Beezy Says:

    May 10th, 2010 at 11:30 am
    forward an email to cOLD with the pic in it and he can tinypic for the masses

    kevfrescura de talco Says:

    May 10th, 2010 at 11:30 am
    cold whas ya e mail?
    ^
    Roff

  24. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    i really can’t put her pic on my mac. wifey will subsequently break my momma good shit after seeing it.

  25. landlord Says:

    smh & LOL @ Kevin’s recent escapades..

    he can upload all the photos of him in the Sunshine Yellow Polo, but now he has no knowledge of how to use tinypic?

  26. plug Says:

    ^ too far.
    —-
    true… I speak thruth tho

  27. landlord Says:

    wifey will subsequently break my momma good shit after seeing it

    ——–

    say word, yall shacking in mom dukes basement/laundry room?

    #noshots (c)London-bloke

  28. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    i didn’t upload the resplendent yellow LO rj. thas my brothers doing. and for me to tinypic means i have to d’ld to my mac which is a no go.

  29. Beezy Says:

    kev’s girl has net-nanny software that monitors his every e-move

  30. The Shot Clock Says:

    lf: Wu Tang Forever is light years ahead of its time. shit is incredbile.

  31. Dewill Says:

    Niggas uploading pics??

  32. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yall shacking in mom dukes basement/laundry room?

    ^

    nah rj. “momma good shit” from cube about his moms couch in boyz in da hood. its an inference of something special. i love my macbook yo.

  33. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    so ight. i’ll forward it to someone and y’all could sumnah jam screen it. kewl?

  34. Beezy Says:

    Dewill Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Niggas uploading pics??

    ^remix did, but kev is just uploading excuses…

  35. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    niggas is really that thirsty…want to see a pic of chick you will never meet?

    you niggas is obviously not smashing.

  36. SeniorCivilian Says:

    # The Shot Clock Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    lf: Wu Tang Forever is light years ahead of its time. shit is incredbile.
    ^As time goes by, I’ve realized how much more I like the Wu Solo CD’s than the Clan CD’s. I never really got into (none) anything after The W.

  37. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    ^remix did, but kev is just uploading excuses…

    >doggie whas your email?

  38. SeniorCivilian Says:

    BTW, the title of this post makes it seem like Drake is doing community service or some shit.

  39. NESTLE SNIPES Says:

    Kev you shouldn’t really go through all the trouble.

    Just be content, that you getting buns.

    and these niggas is begging you to upload pictures of your jumps and hoes.

    SMFH.

  40. The Shot Clock Says:

    niggas is really that thirsty…want to see a pic of chick you will never meet?

    you niggas is obviously not smashing.

    ^

    this moment of clarity, this moment of honesty

  41. mcb Says:

    then he saw alll the rightful hate at him singing.

    He goes to Nahright, he should be writign better lyrics
    expect these gems

    “Just give me 15 minutes, Geico”

    “Im just doing it, Nike”

    etc…

  42. The Shot Clock Says:

    As time goes by, I’ve realized how much more I like the Wu Solo CD’s than the Clan CD’s. I never really got into (none) anything after The W.

    ^

    yeah it’s all about the solos…but the production, and the lyrics on Forever, how many years has it been and i’m still catching shit, like shit that i couldn’t even really get my head around makes sense as years go by…that shit is like a bible on wax….

    I listened to RZA’s verse on Impossible like 5, 6 times today.

  43. Hopp Says:

    “Im just doing it, Nike”

    ^^

    lol I can imagine him using this one …

  44. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    crickets? smh. after all that fuckin fussin last week about me not uppin a pic.

    you niggas man.

  45. Leonard Washington aka the Silky Johnson of Nah Right=HATE! HATE! HATE! Says:

    fuckin fag stacks(II) is at again I see

  46. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Just think about it…Drake is prolly reading this…right…now…

    What’s good scrams?

    I hope you know niggas are expecting the Hip-Pop version of Illmatic.

    Don’t worry if you don’t deliver (which I think is a definite possibility).

    You’re still good money with me fam.

    If you count SFG as the first one (which most fans definitely do), the third time’s the charm.

  47. vcsom Says:

    lol @ writing to Drake on here

    Drizzy, if you’re reading this… make that MOOD MUSIK that SFG was…
    hope u know what i mean though. We need more them ‘Brand New’ type joints.. shits ahead of it’s time they’ll thank u for that joint around your 3rd album.

  48. Macson Escobar Says:

    Ryan Leslie is musical genius from this new generation !
    already a legend by its own !!
    believe it !!!

    Cassie’s
    Me & You was huge
    R.Les’ Touch IZ AMAZIN’
    From Diamond Girl, Addiction
    To Precious, EveryThingDayWhere
    & Soon Maybachs and diamonds wit Ricky Rosé !

  49. Smh@Washed Rappers Says:

    yeaaaa drake dont make a album to cater to the mainstream n fit in. make something thats timeless . prolly gonna have to scrap like 7 songs off the album cuz they most likely sound like everything else out in the game production n rap wise but… im doubtin ull put out a classic album

  50. jet Says:

    drake if you’re reading this

    YOU BETTER NOT FUCKING DISAPPOINT ME ON YOUR NEW ALBUM…and hurry up
    too many wack rappers out now

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