All this hype and he only just started working on his own album. Drake has taken full advantage of the buzz he's gotten off of his So Far Gone mixtape, touring and writing songs for stars like Rihanna.

But as excited as he is about being in the studio with Rih Rih, Drake is very focused on his own solo LP, Thank Me Later. He still hopes Kanye West will be a part of it, along with Lil Wayne and, hopefully, Jay-Z.

"Everybody is looking for this one joint with me and Jay, so that needs to happen," Drake said. "My goal at this point is to keep making that organic music. I don't wanna feel pressure now that I have a single and music that's hot," he added. "I don't wanna be pressured ... that, 'Oh I have to have radio hits.' I just wanna make music people enjoy."

As Drake continues to impress fans and peers, he says that one guy he looks to for advice is none other than the head of his Young Money clique, Lil Wayne.

"Wayne is another one that — rap-wise, verse-wise — was my favorite," he said. "And to be under his wing, to be able to interact with him on a daily basis and talk to him and get information from him — I'm in a blessed position. I have the greatest mentors, the greatest teachers in the world. They all have gradually started to embrace me more and more, so it's a great feeling."