MTV News caught up with Drake at the All-Star Game this past weekend, where he discusses his success. He makes it real clear that he had to put in hard work for the success he’s had, and his life wasn’t so easy coming up. Watch the video below to here everything he has to say.
Rick Ross and MMG sat down with RapFix Live to talk to Sway from MTV News about the ‘YOLO’ mixtape Rick Ross and Drake were suppose to collaborate on. Rick Ross tells Sway that the ‘YOLO’ mixtape is still a possibility though. There’s a lot more to the interview, so watch below to get the inside scoop. Also MMG released #SelfMade2 this past week, so make sure to cop that in store now.
Drake spoke with Sway from MTV News about his third album and the plans he has in store for it. Watch the video below to find out what Drake has in stored for you on his third album.
“I feel like with every project we do there’s growth and with every project I do, I become more comfortable with the artist I am. Take Care solidified a lot of things for me. [It’s] a list of things that would probably be too immense to go through, but it solidified a lot of things and let me know what I want to do, and who I want to be. The music that I make is bigger than the box people try and put rappers [in]. People always try to draw me back to just rap. And — nah, I’m good. I like what I do. Period. That’s how I feel. Nobody can really do what I do or what we do, including 40 and all the producers that I’ve worked with.[It’s interesting] to see artists that have a real impact on the world. We live in a generation where there is nothing necessarily to fight for politically, whereas in the Marley documentary [for example] he was fighting for peace in Jamaica. [There’s] nothing necessarily for me to step up and say I want to fight for, but there is a way for me to give moments to the world, and to bear my emotions and hope that I’m remembered as that guy who was able to bring people together. I want to be that guy. I want to bring people together.”
Remember last year Drake and Rick Ross was working on a joint mixtape that was going to be called YOLO? Well that might not happen anymore, says Drake. Drake spoke with Sway from MTV News about how they might have to change the name of the mixtape, because YOLO has became an epidemic. Watch the interview below to catch the full scoop.
“That title has become so … it’s like an epidemic. So I hope by the time we finish it, it would still hold weight and substance. We might have to call it something different now ’cause that’s just so attached to ‘The Motto.”
Drake continues his interview with Sway from MTV News by talking about his plans to rep Memphis on his junior album. Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham, and relatives actually live in Memphis, Tennessee and Drake use to spend his summers there. Check out what Drake has to say below.
“That’s my town, you know, that’s like home. Memphis is a place I hold dear to my heart, actually a place on this next project I just want to start talking more about and maybe even do some recording out there, just to reconnect with that. Drake has long rapped about his relationship with the city on a number of tracks. Most recently, he paid homage on “Under Ground Kings. “Memphis, Tennessee, know, see I start to go deep back/ In Ridge Crest with my seat back, with Yo Gotti and E-Mack” I remember just sitting there watching, watching this guy record, how it was all done, I hadn’t really been subjected to it before. That shaped a lot of my early days like, ‘Oh, I wanna rap. Being around him in Memphis, Tennessee, was a big moment for me. I would definitely give him a lot of credit for just embracing me.”
Drake continues his interview with Sway from MTV News, but this time he talks about his “HYFR” video. Drake calls the video his “Drake Moment”, which really shows some character about himself. Watch the video after the jump to get the full scoop. I personally think HYFR was directed well. It has all the elements of a great music video… What you think? On another tip, Drake be rocking that double Styrofoam cup heavy!
“It was great to do it with X. I always told X [that] we needed to do a video together, we’re both from Toronto. I feel like at one point he was probably like, ‘Yea, yea alright.’ Every time I see him [I’d say,] ‘we have to do a video together,’ and finally [we] made it happen. For that to be the one, it was crazy. I think that’s the most talked about video in my career. I think it’s just insight into my genuine character. I think that’s what’s most entertaining about it. The fun being had in the video is real fun and insight into my mind because I thought of this. This is a Drake moment, a lot like the talking [I do] onstage, because that’s really me.I try and produce almost a comedic element into my show. I spent years working on acting and comedic timing. It clicked with me like a year and a half ago that maybe I should bring that element to my stage show. Why not? I don’t make music where I’ve got to take myself seriously and be all stoic. I can laugh with people and it really has brought life to my show. People leave feeling like they were in a room of 500, which is important.”
Drake continues his talk with Sway from MTV News in the recent interview he did with them. Drake talks about his OVOXO brother The Weeknd. Everybody has been wondering whether The Weeknd will continue as a solo artist or possibly join a major record label. Drake shines light on The Weeknd’s situation right now and how he’s involved in his careeer.
“As far as on paper, it’s all being worked out, but that’s not really what counts anyway. What counts to me is the fact that the affiliation is so known, and that’s all I really care about. I want to continue being involved in his career and vice versa and keep making music together, because you take songs like ‘Crew Love’ and ‘The Zone,’ that’s what people wait all night to hear. If you want to talk about evolution — a quick evolution — that’s definitely somebody who, everywhere I go, they love him.
“We’re definitely a family, it’s a definitely a Toronto thing. That’s not changing at all.”
Drake sat down with Sway from MTV News to talk about his Club Paradise tour. Drake goes on to say:
“Everywhere you turn, there are different rooms, different vibes. It’s kind of like I wanted to create a real atmosphere before show and after show,” Drake told MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway during his May 17 tour stop in Houston. “We paid very close attention to detail this tour, but all just for the greater good of the energy and the vibe.”
Future sat down with MTV News to talk about how Drake and him performed together for the first time in Atlanta. Watch the video below to catch everything he said. More Future and Drake music could come in the future.
“It was nothing. I got a call like, man I’mma put you on the jet, come through. It’s the first time we performed together onstage. It’s turnt up. There are no issues and we’ve got a lot more to come, so stay tuned. Me and Drizzy got some more shit coming.”
Drake spoke to Sway from MTV news about his performance in Houston. If you weren’t there, Drake had an incredible show (which is always). Watch the video below to see what Drake had to say about his performance of Stay Schemin’ in Houston.