Rapper Drake serves up all sorts of divo fierce in GQ’s new ‘Style Bible’ issue.
The Canadian MC (real name, Aubrey Drake Graham) talks to the publication about his astronomical rise, sexual escapades, not being a “hard” rapper, issues with his father, music, and more.
Peep more pics and soundbites below…
On not being a “hard” rapper:
“Rap now is just being young and fly and having your shit together. The mood of rap has changed.
I’m actually really happy. 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.”
On Why He’s Been Successful:
“I’ve never been reckless—it’s always calculated. I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.”
On His Father:
“Me and my dad are friends. We’re cool. I’ll never be disappointed again, because I don’t expect ianything 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.”
On his promiscuous past:
“There’s just a time where it was like, just getting pussy. 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 be a rapper and have my fun.’ And for me as a person, it just doesn’t work. I just need something else. The seconds after a man reaches climax, that’s like 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.”
As easy as it may be to clown Drizzy for his lack of hyper-masc bravado, I applaud his honesty.
There’s literally nothing worse than rappers spitting bars about struggle, strife, and the streets, when they know full well they live in a gated-community and have an appointment with their accountant at 2.
It’s 2012 and about time things got “real”. So kudos to Drake (*waves Mariah hand in his honor*)