While the mag doesn’t hit newsstands until Friday, the publication dropped the entire piece on RollingStone.com on Thursday (February 13) in an effort to satisfy the rap world’s hunger. This after a quote that seemed to suggest Drizzy was critical of Kanye West’s lyricism hit the ’Net early this morning.
The interview took place at the Toronto rapper’s Hidden Hills, California, home and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Drake opened up about his artistic output as well as that of other artists like Macklemore, Kanye, Fabolous, Rihanna, Jay Z and Beyoncé.
There’s a ton of information, but here are the highlights.
Drake Wasn’t 100 Percent FeelingYeezus
“There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that ’Swag-hili’ line? Come on, man,” he said of lyrics on West’s “I’m In It.”
Drake’s Not 100 Percent Feeling Fabolous Either
“Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some sh– like that,” he said, directing his criticism at Kanye and, indirectly, at the Brooklyn MC.
Hey, Hov, Enough With The Art References
“It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references,” Drake complained. “I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”
Welcome To The YOLO Estate
Drake used to keep a sign outside of his home that read: The YOLO Estate. But he got sick of replacing it after it was stolen three times. “It was getting a bit costly to replace it, so I just changed it to the street number. … I love that some kid has that sign in his bedroom,” he told the mag.
Rihanna + Drake = Dawgs For Life
Drizzy doesn’t have a girlfriend, he said. And though he admits that Rihanna is attractive, he downplays any notion of a romance between them. “She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like, ’Man, that would be good.’ We have fun together, she’s cool and sh–. But we’re just friends. That’s my dog for life,” he added.
Drake’s Not A Fan Of Macklemore’s Grammy Texts
“That sh– was wack as f–k,” Drake said of Macklemore’s Grammy apology to Kendrick Lamar, which the Seattle rapper posted for the public on his Instagram. “It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt?”
But Drake Is A James Turrell Fan
Drizzy’s really into 70-year-old installation artist James Turrell; he’s even interested in buying one of his Perceptual Cell pieces for his home.
Drizzy Researches Rhymes On Wikipedia
Any good journalist knows Wikipedia isn’t always accurate, but when writing the lyrics to hits like “Started From the Bottom,” the Nothing Was the Same spitter uses the site as a resource before he taps out bars on his BlackBerry.