Drake has done quite a lot of promoting for his junior album Nothing Was The Same and although the album has already hit stores, the Canadian rap star doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
After appearing on Chelsea Lately just a few days ago, Drake made another stop on his NWTS promo tour the other day at New York’s Hot 97. Drizzy sat down with Angie Martinez to discuss his relationship with the rest of his YMCMB family, his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, working with Jay-z, and much more.
On his relationship with YMCMB:
It’s not about being strained. I’ve become, in this block of years that I’ve been doing this, I’ve become my own man and my own entity. I think that…I’ve formed OVO, I’ve never been the guy that was just like, hanging around for the sake of hanging around. I think it’s just becoming more evident how much I’m not around now because of how busy I’ve gotten. I support Young Money/Cash Money everywhere I go. I talk to Stunna almost every day and Wayne’s a busy guy, but when we see each other and we connect it’s always good vibes. It’s all love.
On Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse:
It just wasn’t real to me. I saw him after that and it was just love, so was that real or was it just for the people? At the same time it’s like, let it be real ’cause those were harsh words. You can’t just say that and then see me like, ‘Hey man, what’s up?,’ pretending like nothing ever happened. That’s not real. To me, that’s not the nature of battling. There’s passion behind it. There’s anger behind it. I personally enjoy making great music and bodies of work over being the talk of Twitter for five days.
On his bond with Jay-Z:
[It’s] one of the strongest, if not the strongest [ with any rapper] … He’s just like an incredible mentor to me
Check out Drake’s three-part interview below.