Drake's advice? Become who you are... where you are...
"I’m not worried about these other rappers, I’m not competing with those guys," Drake said in the first installment of his Sprite & The Fader docuseries. "I already know their hand, I know their move. I study everything. I’m worried about the kid that’s sitting in his house that wants to be better than me and all those guys. That’s who I’m competing with."
It's rare to witness a proper Drake interview, and though we'll get a taste of his Toronto roots on his upcoming record, Views From The 6, out later this year, he candidly lays it all out there.
“Toronto is the reason I do all this. All I did was find a way to make people proud of our city. The artists from our city, their whole objective was to get out. So I just had to flip that way of thinking. All these guys man that are like, ‘You gotta go to New York and make it happen’ - no you don’t, man. That’s dead now. Do it the way The Weeknd did it, do it the way PartyNextDoor did it, do it the way I did it. Do it from where you’re at.”
He adds, “I’m worried about the kid sitting in his house that wants to be better than me and all those guys. That’s who I’m competing with. That’s how I try to keep pushing this forward, just to let that kid know that I’m not done yet.”
Watch the full documentary below, and stay tuned for three more episodes where Drake shares the stories of Nas, Vince Staples and Isaiah Rashad.