All MCs have their own writing process. Drake's incorporates a device many people use for work, nonsense or both: a BlackBerry.
Drizzy opens up about his artistic process in the new MTV documentary, "Drake: Better Than Good Enough" which airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Young Money phenom, who rose to fame from the strength of his highly popular online mixtapes, doesn't mess with a pen and paper when it comes to jotting down his lyrics, and reaches for a smartphone instead.
In this clip from the upcoming doc, Drizzy bops to the track Kanye West produced for "Show Me a Good Time" and then picks up a BlackBerry and starts punching out some rhymes.
"All Drake's raps for eternity have been written inside of a Blackberry," producer and engineer Noah "40" Shebib says in the clip. "I mean, to the point where if he doesn't have a BlackBerry, we gotta go get somebody who's got one. I've had dummy BlackBerrys around that I just pull out for him to write on, like if he needs one ... that don't actually even work!"
In the clip, Drake cops to his need for a BlackBerry when working on his lyrics. "I can't write my raps on paper," Drake says. "The BlackBerry keys — my thumbs were made for touching them." The clip wraps up with Drizzy in the booth recording and referencing his lyrics on his trusty smartphone.
Don't miss the "Drake: Better Than Good Enough" documentary, airing Wednesday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV!