Young Money’s Heavy Hitter Drake Covers Complex
Rapper/singer Drake aka the ever so talented “Mr. Ripley” graces the cover of Complex Magazine’s February/March issue. Is this a foreshadow that his time may tick longer than 15 minutes? In 2009 Kid Cudi was a covered feature as well. Both represent a fresh sound and culture for a new generation of hip hop. In his cover story, Drake discusses finding his lane, running with Wayne, and living up to his fans’ expectations.
In the article, Drake still refutes he has no regrets about Kanye West directing his “Best I Ever Had” video. He thought the video was humorous and wanted a different spin, since the song’s hook had more of a romantic undertone. He also talks about his position as a new artist compared to others. Read an excerpt from the Complex article here:
You feel like you’re at the finish line?
Drake: I’m at the starting line. Those guys are at home, putting on their tracksuits, getting ready to make their attack. When J. Cole gets it super-right, I think he’s gonna have a place as a Nas-type character who really stands for hip-hop, but still makes ill records that everybody fucks with.
If J. Cole is Nas, then who are you?
Drake: [Laughs.] I’m the young big homie!
Check the video of the cover shoot which was shot in Atlanta and Complex for the full interview.