Just a few days away from releasing his sophomore album Take Care, Drake chopped it up with GQ magazine. Drake’s success in this industry came over night. His debut album Thank Me Later debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold over one-million copies. In his interview with GQ, Drake talked about his forthcoming LP Take Care, his ideal girl and Lil Wayne & Jay-Z’s rap battle. Below are some excerpts:
You announced the title of this album, Take Care, with us back in December. What does it mean?
No one has actually asked me that yet. I came up with the name when I was on a bus in Birmingham, England, going to a show. “Take Care” is this thing we use in passing conversation to dismiss bullshit like, “Oh, you couldn’t make it on time? Oh, take care, take care.” We’ve always used that and then I really took so much care making this album. I knew I was going to go home and take longer than six months, I knew that I was literally going to take care of making this project and be attentive, be clear, be immersed in it. “Take Care” worked.
Some of the features on this album are crazy. Wayne, Nikki, Rihanna, some unknown guy named Andre 3000…
He murdered that shit! He killed it and 40 switched the beat, it’s nasty. I didn’t get to see him record, but speaking with him was great and we even spoke about projects beyond “The Real Her.”
Who’s the ideal girl for Drake?
Who’s the ideal girl? She is very funny, very supportive, understands that right now I’m trying to build with somebody. The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer…
When Lil Wayne and Jay-Z made passing references to each other earlier this year, did you feel like you were in a compromising situation? We know you really look up to Jay and you really look up to Wayne.
Drake: I’m just riding with Wayne, always. I’ll never sit here and say that Wayne compromised me. I’m just doing what I got do. I’m a Cash Money soldier. That’s who I ride for.
Read Drake’s entire feature in GQ here.
On November 15, Drake will be releasing his sophomore album Take Care. The 17 tracks disc, plus two bonus tracks features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, André 3000, Rick Ross, and more.
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