News: Drake On Staying Relevant In Rap, "Between Myself & Lil Wayne, We Make Timeless Music" [Video]
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 4:55PM
Young Money's Drake recently talked about remaining relevant in hip-hop and why his music is able to stand the test of time.
In addition to rap, Drake said he still sees himself venturing into acting in the future.
"I think between myself and Lil Wayne, we make timeless music," Drake explained in an interview. "So I know it'll last for a while and when the time is right, I'll definitely go back into acting, it's a passion of mine...I'm still learning, my vulnerability and my music is key. And that's what's gonna keep me humble and keep me grounded and keep me proud to be here, grateful to be here, proud to be Canadian, all those things. I think it's so important to me...I think my music is very personal, I think I say things in my music that mean a lot to me but to a certain audience, it's not what they want to hear." (Vancouver Observer)
Last week, the rapper talked about making a move into television.
"The album comes out on June 15th," Drake confirmed in an interview referring to Thank Me Later. "It was really just about me getting into the right creative head space and delivering a first album that people could all appreciate. So, I think I got it now. Yeah, June 15th, I'm excited...Television is sort of an exhausting, repetitive format to be in but I'm definitely, like after this album and I have another project I have in mind that I want to do but after that I'll probably get back into some movies, yeah. I'm excited to do movies again. I like being on set." (Music On Campus)
Last fall, Drake talked about working on his acting skills.
"I'm working on [acting] right now," he promised. "One of my best friends in this industry is Jamie Foxx...so hopefully we'll get to do a movie together. And I'm a big Judd Apatow, comedic timing fan. I love all those movies that they do. So, yeah, I really want to get back into acting. It's definitely something I'm interested in and always will be." (Billboard)
He has also shown interest in having a career in culinary arts.
"I want to drop this album, then another, and then take a break to do film and study culinary arts," he tells Rolling Stone in the magazine's current issue. Once he masters his skill, the aspiring chef plans to put it to good use. "Then I'm gonna open a restaurant in Toronto. Hopefully my name will hold more weight by then." He should have no problem as he has quickly become the most-buzzed-about hip-hop act of the year. (Rap-Up)
Check out Drake's interview below: