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Drake: “I’m The First Person To Successfully Rap & Sing”

While on the Club Paradise Tour in London, Drake did an interview with the Jewish Chronicle in which he talked about many subjects. We all know Drake incorporates melody along with his rapping and thus appeals to a large fan base. Drake tells JC, “There were people who incorporated melody before me, but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing”. Drake also talks about doing Bar Mitzvah’s, being happy, and aspects of his personal life. Check more highlights from the interview after the jump.

“There were people who incorporated melody before me,” says Drake, talking backstage at the 02 in south-east London, where 18,000 people have converged to see him play the biggest concert of his career, “but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing.”

He considers the question of his persona and agrees that: “Yes, there are aspects of it that are new in the rap world. But 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.”

“That’s one of the things that plagues my mind. My relationship with my family. Am I talking to my mother enough? That kind of thing. Asking myself: ‘Are you changing? Are you a different person?’ Those are my issues now. If I wasn’t famous I don’t think those would be my issues at all. They would be: how am I going to support myself? I wouldn’t be able to get any girl that I wanted. I wouldn’t be traveling the world and I wouldn’t be showered with all this affection.”

“I’m always looking for something else,” he says, by way of reassurance, as he prepares to entertain 18,000 Londoners. “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.”


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  • Callum Dougal

    i’m a drake fan but claiming he’s the first person to successfully rap and sing is just disrespectful to the artists who paved the way for his success. andre three stacks, lauryn hill, cee-lo, missy, pharrell, dmx are just a small number of artists who not only sang and rapped but did so with critical acclaim and chart success

    choose your words more carefully next time drake

    • I agree 100%. When I think of the person who ‘Successfully’ Rap & Sing it would be Lauryn Hill & Cee-Lo & all the others you named. Why? Because as a rappers they can stand alone & be looked up to as one of the best & as singers they can stand alone & be considered one of the best. Drake is a phenomenal rapper with a pretty good voice. Not even close to the same. I still love him though, but he sure jumps the gun ALOT.

    • r___r

      He not talking about females and DMX is not a singer. Just brcause person songs in one or two songs dnt make em a singer.

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  • ryan leslie did it first :D

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