Drake recently sat down with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller for a lengthy Rap Radar podcast, which was conducted at the Canadian rapper’s luxurious home (complete with a toilet that plays 2Pac).
During the interview that spans well over two hours, Drizzy talked about his decade of dominance in the music industry, his appetite for success, the artists he respects, like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and the rappers he doesn’t respect like Pusha T and Kanye West. Here are some notable takeaways from the extensive interview.
Right off the bat, it’s clear to see that Drake has a genuine and profound admiration for his mentor and Cash Money Records labelmate, Lil Wayne, saying he admires his success, his relentless work ethic and his uncanny ability to crank out four instant-classics in the span of just one night.
People like Nicki Minaj also rallied to Drizzy’s defense, but it was clear to see things had gone permanently sour.
But then things went completely off the rails when Pusha T released ‘The Story of Adidon’ that revealed to the world that Drake had a son called Adonis. “I bowed out after realizing that the gap between us allowed him to drop a bomb on the world,” Drake admitted. “I sleep well at night knowing I didn’t get out-barred. I didn’t get, you know, doned off by some crazy song. It was just, you know, he told the world that the biggest artist at the time has a kid that he hasn’t told you about. I knew kind of, for me, it was over at that point. It wasn’t even about battle rap.” When asked if Drake and Pusha T would ever settle their differences, the rapper said, “I have no desire to ever mend anything with that person.”
“I’m not just some kid that’s a fan anymore,” Drizzy said of Kanye West, a rapper he used to look up to. “Now we have personal situations, and like I said, a lot of his issues with me, I can’t fix them for him.”
When asked if he’d want to set the record straight with Kanye, Drake replied, “No, not really, because it’s not on my end. I had no problem with any of these guys. I don’t even know these guys like that.”
Drake also talks about the importance of seizing an opportunity. “Be Present in your ‘who is this?’ moment,” he revealed, “because you’re going to be chasing that ‘who is this?’ moment for the rest of your career.” When Elliot Wilson said that his favorite album was ‘Nothing Was The Same’, Drake confirmed that it was his favorite as well.