In the Drake-Meek Mill feud that recently clogged up all our news feed, Drake was accused by Mill of not writing his own lyrics. Now, for the first time in a long while, Drake has come clean. Read on to find out more.
Drake is on this month’s cover of Fader magazine, and in a recent in-depth interview with journalist Leon Neyfakh, the “Know Yourself” rapper has come clean on his musical journey, his new album “Views From the 6,” and most importantly, on the roots of originality.
“If I have to be the vessel for this conversation to be brought up—you know, God forbid we start talking about writing and references and who takes what from where — I’m OK with it being me. It’s just, music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that — for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.”
The 28-year-old rapper went on to clarify, yes he does use ‘reference tracks’ written by others, and that sometimes he needs, “individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running.” Drake his defiant about the work he puts it though, saying that he was not there to clarify, or provide a context to them. The crux of the argument seems to be this, Drake is who he is, a star in the league of such pop-phenomenons like Madonna or Kanye West, and if you have a problem with that, Drake is ok with it.
“I just want to be remembered as somebody who was himself. Not a product.” Drake said.
The “Take Care” singer, at 28, with his next album already worth millions with a huge endorsement deal from Apple Music and Jordan, it is hard to argue with his success.
“Views from the 6” has no release date yet, but will be out ‘imminently’.
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