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Drake Tells GQ Magazine: ‘The Mood of Rap Has Changed’

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Canadian Rapper and pop star Drake recently sat down with GQ Magazine to discuss the recent paradigm shift in hip-hop music and how being a tough-guy-rapper isn’t the musical be-all and end-all anymore. “Rap now is just being young and fly and having your s– together,” he said. “The mood of rap has changed.”

The ‘Take Care’ rapper was selected to be on one of three covers of the fashion magazne’s Style Bible issues. In the interview Drake touches on everything from the relationship with his dad to the challenges of relating to women in the same way he did prior to the fame and monetary success.

“I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough,” he explained. “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 f– up. I didn’t have anything else, and that made for some of the best music, I think, to date.”

The former childhood actor also explains how social media has changed fame among today’s entertainers compared to the stars of yesteryear, as he was among the first rappers to turn a constant myspace presence into a mainstream rap career.

“Some of my favorite rappers, some of my heroes, DJ Screw, Aaliyah, there might be like 200 pictures of them because there was no Internet,” he says. “Whereas with us, it’s like every moment is documented.”

Drake’s last album ‘Take Care’ is among the highest sellers of recent years, reaching 1,583,000 copies sold in the United States, so far.

Read the Entire GQ Interview

 

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