With just days to go until Take Care is released, Drake caught up with GQ to break down his latest body of work. The Young Money rapper also spoke about collaborating with André 3000, how Take Care compares to his previous albums, his desire to launch a sweater line, and where he stands on the Lil Wayne vs. Jay-Z controversy.
On his favorite albums in rank: “It’s hard for me to put So Far Gone second because it’s the first time anyone ever really paid attention or heard me. But I’m going to be honest with you, Take Care, then So Far Gone, then Thank Me Later…”
On getting André 3000 for “The Real Her”: “He murdered that shit! He killed it and 40 switched the beat, it’s nasty. I didn’t get to see him record, but speaking with him was great and we even spoke about projects beyond ‘The Real Her.’”
On whose version of “Marvin’s Room” he prefers: “I mean everybody says JoJo’s but you know I don’t really have a favorite. Actually, my version is my favorite and I never say stuff like that. But really though, my version is my favorite because there is such a story behind it.”
On his favorite sweaters: “It’s a toss-up between three sweaters. I’d say one would be obviously the OVO Owl Sweater. I can wear it repetitively and no one calls me out on it. I have a cashmere Hermes sweater that I love. Lastly, any of my Missoni sweaters. I don’t give a fuck what anybody says about my Missoni sweaters! Fuck you, if you don’t like my sweater! It’s funny because people only talk about me and sweaters because I don’t give them anything else to talk about. I live in Canada, so any dirt I do you’ll never see because we don’t have the paparazzi up there! It’s the stupidest thing, man, but I’ll embrace it. Hopefully Missoni hollers at me and we get a sweater line popping!”
On the Lil Wayne vs. Jay-Z controversy: “I’m just riding with Wayne, always. I’ll never sit here and say that Wayne compromised me. I’m just doing what I gotta do. I’m a Cash Money soldier. That’s who I ride for.”
On whether he would have rapped on “H•A•M”: “If I had heard it? No. Because Wayne’s done way more for my career than Jay-Z. Wayne is the reason I’m here. Jay-Z did that for Cole, that’s his artist. Cole’s my brother, he’s an artist I respect so much but I know he’d say the same thing. We’ve got bosses. We’re just falling in line, doing what we got to do.”
Read the rest of the interview at GQ.com.
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