Rapper Drake has made it big in the music industry with various hits and collaborations with international superstars, so no wonder that it was time for the performer to land a GQ cover. With an impeccable style, Drake is all business-chic on the cover of GQ April 2012 issue, so find out more about the rising hip-hop star as he also sat down for a chat with one of the magazine’s writers about an array of subjects from the relationship with his dad to today’s generation of rappers and music influences.
The Canadian heartthrob has managed to pave his way to fame through hard work, dedication and plenty of talent as his rhymes have conquered the hearts of hip hop music addicts on an international level, and he’s willing to share with his fans details about his private life as well as the things that influence his music.
Oozing confidence and style, Drake gushes on his feelings towards women and it seems he’s not shy to share info about his promiscuous past. The superstar tells GQ that:
“There’s just a time where it was like, just getting pu%#y. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just a be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s the realest moment of your life. If I don’t want you next to me in that fifteen, twenty seconds, then there’s something wrong.”
Despite the fact that he grew up in a family with divorced parents, Drake states that he and his father still have a relationship and that he’s passed all the disappointments he’s suffered as a child due to his parents’ divorce. He tells the magazine that:
“Me and my dad are friends. We’re cool. I’ll never be disappointed again, because I don’t expect anything anymore from him. I just let him exist, and that’s how we get along. We laugh. We have drinks together. But I spent too many nights looking by the window, seeing if the car was going to pull up. And the car never came.”
With several hits that helped push his career towards the highest peaks in the music industry, Drake gushes on the details that helped him put his rhymes on paper and apparently real situations that he has experienced throughout time seem to have been the influence for his music. He reveals that:
“I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough. When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all fucked-up. I didn’t have anything else. And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small. …It’s really difficult for me to find something that makes me feel small.”
In a world that seems to evolve every second keeping afloat is not easy. The rap industry and music has changed since the first beats surfaced and according to Drake, the key to rap success right now is “just being young an fly and having your shit together. The mood of rap has changed”.
Find out more about Drake by checking out his full interview and complete photo spread in GQ April 2012.
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