Drizzy covers JET Magazine’s upcoming issue, on stands November 28th. Inside the magazine the rapper chats it up about his perception of his success, his latest album and making it rain on them hoes…
Check out some choice quotes below:
On Getting Respect:
I think that it’s evident that I’m myself, and I think people respect me for that across the board,” he says. “I get respect from the guys who are respected for being real rapper’s rappers. I get respect from women. I get respect from mothers, fathers and kids. It’s very humbling and flattering and incredible, and I’m honored to be in this position because I get to be myself. And I get a lot of love for it.”
On His Music:
“Music is the only way that I can really vent and tell my story. It’s definitely personal. It’s definitely very vivid, detailed, and I feel it’s an incredible chapter of my life documented,” he says. “All these albums and mixtapes are just time markers for me. Pictures and social media are great, but I think the best way for me to remember real feelings that I’ve experienced is to make music about it.”
“I know the album isn’t the most energetic body of work in the world. I wanted people to be with me because my life isn’t just one big party. There are moments I have when I’m by myself, and it’s very reflective,” he says. “I have a desire to come back and do some more aggressive music, because I truly enjoy those anthems and those moments as well. But I think this album is a great balance.”
On His Pricy Purchases:
“I bought a platinum Rolex, which is something I’ve always wanted. Everybody raps about Rolex — it’s such a fixture in hip-hop music. But only a certain amount of people can get the platinum one,” he says. The watches cost upwards of $50,000. “The gold one is a staple, and I had that when I first started; I just always said to myself, ‘Yo I wanna be able to get that platinum one and not have to worry about the price.’ I finally was able to get it this year.”
“I just got my mom a new apartment that she loves so much, and I sent my mom and her best friend to Rome for, like, a week. That was really cool because my mom hadn’t been on a vacation in like 20 years,” he says.
Congrats to Drake on his latest magazine cover coup and his success. We’re loving the new album, but we can’t lie — Drake we kinda prefer the more uptempo songs!
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