Monday, January 25, 2010
Drake x Complex
Complex Magazine snatched Aubrey to do a quick photoshoot for their February/March issue, while the Toronto native was in Hot-lanta finishing up his album with Wayne.
Complex: Take me through your songwriting process.
Drake: With R&B, I know my sound. I know I make records to f*** to.
Drake: The way Jay and Wayne write rap, I write R&B. I don't write lyrics down on paper. The other day, I was in the studio with Alicia Keys, and I wrote two songs just speaking to her. I wish I could write that way for rap. With my rap songs, there's so much of me I have to give that I don't know if I could ever just flow. The thing is, I'm a great rapper. There's two elements to rap: having the thoughts, and then being a great rapper. I can really rap the shit that I write. My tone, my inflection. When I listen to myself on records, I don't feel like I don't belong there. When I listen to "Forever," with three of my heroes, I fit right in.
Read the rest of the interview here.
Via HustleGRL through Complex