Drake Interview w/ XXL

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In the latest issue of XXL Magazine, Senior Editor Benjamin Meadows-Ingram presses Drake about not being a street dude in a music genre that praises the street culture such as hip hop does.

“It’s never been about being perceived as a rapper [for me],” he explained. “I love making music, man. I love hearing people that love my music, or witnessing my music being played, and people enjoying it. I make the music, and I love the result of what happens after that. That’s pretty much where my involvement in hip-hop stops. I just want to make the music.”

“For anybody that doesn’t believe in me, your favorite rappers do,” he added. “They call me for hooks, features and all that. Ross, Jeezy, the hardest dudes—B.G. C-Murder calls me from jail. Turk calls me from jail to tell me I’m doing great. For the people that don’t believe, the people that you do believe in got love for me. That’s all that matters.”

ROFFLE @ Ross.

Related: Nicki Minaj, A Star Is Born [XXL]


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26 Responses to “Drake Interview w/ XXL”

  1. Marsden Olney Fenwick VI Says:

    Breaking News: Drake Takes A Shit……Nation was there

  2. Beezy Says:

    Ross, Jeezy, the hardest dudes

    ^ayo

  3. Beezy Says:

    SMH @ proclaiming anyone Rap Royalty when they don’t even have an album out. Jesus.

  4. KzA Says:

    fuck you nation for taking shots at the boss

  5. Beezy Says:

    Bease no homo…i like the peacoat….take the hat off…and throw on a scarf….and you good to go…

    ^*tears*

  6. nestle snipes Says:

    Bease no homo….you shitted on everybody in that video..

    the first nigga was trash….

    Bease no homo…i like the peacoat….take the hat off…and throw on a scarf….and you good to go…

    no homo…

  7. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT Says:

    the new little brother album sucks.

    i was hoping for something quality too.

  8. nestle snipes Says:

    Bease might be from DMV…but he rap like a New York Nigga…

    DMV niggas stay swacking NYC niggas…

  9. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # KzA Says:
    April 12th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    how many jay beats has wayne gone over actually…

    show me what you got
    doa
    run this town
    best of me
    Moment of Clarity
    Lucifer
    Encore
    Public Announcement
    Dirt Off Your Shoulder
    Dec. 4
    ——————————————-

    Also U Don’t Know, and the aforementioned Upgrade U [beyonce's, but Jay was on it], Dead Presidents II, and I can’t really think of any more right now.

  10. Marsden Olney Fenwick VI Says:

    wait so it doesn’t matter if the people care? it only matters that other artist believe in him?

    gtfoh with that bullshit.

  11. KzA Says:

    Biggest boss in the game, chatter I never mind that..
    Cuz if it mattered C-Murder would go diamond

  12. horsechoker Says:

    Why’d they dead the previous post? I was about to go in on that shoe bomber looking motherfucker.

    I swear to god that nigga sold me a pizza puff outside of Cabrini Green.

    That nigga be watching Al-Jeezera behind 3 inch thick bullet proof glass.

    He keeps a goat tied up on his balcony.

  13. Beezy Says:

    whoever filmed this b-ease video freestyle was mad liberal with the gunshots when the other dude was rapping…he should’ve conserved them for hot lyrics only.

  14. Marsden Olney Fenwick VI Says:

    sumtimes u get so high that u can’t balance yourself so you end falling on ur ass (no homo), but this niggas gonna fall on his face.

  15. KzA Says:

    link beezy

  16. JDS just looks at her, looks at her... Says:

    beyond wack

  17. Beezy Says:

    KzA Says:
    April 12th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    link beezy

    ^last thread

  18. nestle snipes Says:

    C-Murder and Turk co-signing Drake?

    thats enough for me…

    Murder actually killed a teenager…and Turk is a known murder…he had the most street cred on cash mulah…

  19. b-ease Says:

    nestle snipes Says:

    April 12th, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Bease no homo….you shitted on everybody in that video..

    the first nigga was trash….

    Bease no homo…i like the peacoat….take the hat off…and throw on a scarf….and you good to go…

    no homo…

    ^^
    roffle, good look coonery, *daps*

  20. why? Says:

    Ross, Jeezy, the hardest dudes

    ^
    Excluding Sir Ross fuck the rest of them dudes he’s mentioning. There shit probably suck.

  21. KzA Says:

    P.So sounds like Jay Elec

  22. LaneKiffin*CainSniffin*LaneSwitchin* Says:

    C-Murder and Turk co-signing Drake?

    thats enough for me…

    Murder actually killed a teenager…and Turk is a known murder…he had the most street cred on cash mulah…

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    niggas’ll co-sign anybody thats hot in the game at the moment. And ESPECIALLY when a niggas career is on the downside and they need somebody relevant to help them out.

  23. Hi Hater! Says:

    Officer Rickyyyyyyyyyyyy!! You wore a badge boss LOL

  24. YO Says:

    Funny how the niggas that don’t know Ross personally, take shots at him. While tons of artist that actually work with him co-sign him. Keep the hate up nation.

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