Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Drake Clarifies DJ Drama Comments

In a recent interview with XXL magazine, Drake offered an opinion about DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz mixtape series that surely had Hip Hop
fans buzzing.

“I just find that boring, you know," said Drake, in a portion published online as an outtake. "People might want to hear it, but it's just not something that I really want to give you. I'd rather just give you something that lasts a little longer than that 'cause those mixtapes never really last much longer than six months.”
Yesterday evening, Drake spoke to AllHipHop.com to clarify his stance on the matter, explaining that he meant no disrespect. “In no way did I intend to discredit the Gangsta Grillz brand,” said Drake. “I have listened to many of Drama’s mixtapes and will continue to do so for years to come.”

Drake revealed that he prefered entirely new content rather than new lyrics over previously released beats, and that he likes to “hear how different artists put together an entire song from lyrics to hooks to beat selection." He also added that he did not believe he could do an entire mixtape over other artists' beats.

Drake's upcoming album, Thank Me Later, is scheduled to hit stores June 15.

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