News: Drake To Kid Cudi, "To Have Another Artist Who Pushes Me & Inspires Me Is A Blessing"

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009 10:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Drake publicly displayed his admiration for rap newcomer and Kanye West associate Kid Cudi saying the "Make Her Say" emcee has inspired him.

Writing via his Twitter page, Drake posted an image of himself holding both Cudi's Man On The Moon and his new retail re-release, So Far Gone.

"http://twitpic.com/hvqdc - We are rarely proud when we are alone," Drizzy wrote. "But to have another artist who pushes me and inspires me is a blessing. @kidcudi Mazel Tov!" (Drake's Twitter)

Drizzy previously name dropped Cudi as one of his fellow up-and-coming emcees entering the rap game.

"I been doin' this since I was about 13," he said in an interview over the summer. 'Degrassi' is bigger than what I'm doing right now, it really is. It's bigger than any Drake, Cudi, Wale, you know, up-and-coming rap sh*t. Like I was doing mall tours with 15,000 people...I was signing autographs for three, four hours." (Vibe)

Aside from Wale and Cudi, Drizzy also said he prepares himself creatively when recording with Lil Wayne.

"Someone would really have to come to the studio to see me and Wayne together and how we work," Drake said in an interview. "It's the same sort of thing. I fear Wayne's creativity. It's endless. It's a scary beast. He never takes one day off. When we get into the studio it is very competitive, but in a good way. You can't just use a line you wrote Tuesday. Every line has to be thought out." (The Boom Box)

Drake recently wrote via his personal blog to explain reasons behind the new profit-based re-release.

"I also want people to know that I am only releasing this EP so that everyone involved in the project can hold a physical copy of the CD in their hands and see it in the store," he wrote Thursday (August 20). "And for anybody else who feels that So Far Gone marked a moment in time I just wanted to give you the option to have the disc. If you got it for free and want to keep it that way than by all means I urge you too. That was a gift from me to you...Thank Me Later." (October's Very Own)

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