Drake made a bold statement in a recent interview with “The Jewish Chronicle” where he said that he’s the first artist to successfully sing and rap on tracks at the same time. Of course, Drake may have pissed a few off with that statement, as Nick Cannon took to his Twitter page addressing the issue tweeting, “Drake is my dude and all but did he forget about Lauryn Hill when he said he said he is the 1st to successfully rap and sing?”
He also discussed his “celebrity life” and what separates him from other rappers. Check out some of the excerpts below:
There were people who incorporated melody before me but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing…
It’s not a gimmick. I just sort of exist and people embrace it. I’m one of the few artists who gets to be himself every day. It doesn’t take me six hours to get ready and I don’t have to wake up in the morning and remember to act like this or talk like this. I just have to be me. That’s one of the favorite parts of my life – I’ve done this purely by being myself.”
I’m always looking for something else. I’m always looking for what’s beyond this point. Not to sound depressing or anything, but I don’t just tell myself: ‘Oh, everything’s all good, man’. Life is good. But I’m not naive. Nothing is all good.
Read the entire interview over at The Jewish Chronicle