Drake: ‘No One Can Do What I Do’
He may still be in ‘Club Paradise’ but Drake has already started work on his third album, saying he wants the record to stand for something important. Whilst he may not have one clear message, he hopes he can bring people together with his music. He told Sway Calloway at MTV.com: "We live in a generation where there is nothing necessarily to fight for politically, whereas in the Marley documentary 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."
The rapper and singer went on to say that although some of his musical peers may not understand his method of music, he is unwilling to change or put himself in a box: "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."
He continued: "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."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)