Drake’s latest magazine cover finds him gracing the front of GQ, which, of course, means that there’s a juicy article on the Toronto rapper-singer dwelling within in its pages. For the most part, the feature sticks to themes we have heard Drizzy reflect on in his music, from the pains of being famous to having so much sex with so many females that it doesn’t really mean anything anymore.
But here’s probably the most interesting portion, in which he discusses how he wants to feel “small” again to make better music:
While he’s quick to say, “I’m actually really happy,” the fame dome has its challenges, and much of the music on his latest album, Take Care, reveals a conflicted soul. “I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough,” he says.
“When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all fucked-up. I didn’t have anything else. And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small. That feeling is hard to capture when you’re sitting out here in a space like this.” He gestures to the pool, the tennis court, the volleyball court, the stables. “It’s really difficult for me to find something that makes me feel small.”
Read the rest of the feature at GQ.