Following in the shoes of Eminem and Lil Wayne, Drake has expressed concerns about making hip hop into his later years. Though Marshall Mathers, who turns 40 in October, has shown no indicator of retiring the mic, Drizzy’s intentions of exiting the rap game earlier than his fellow emcees are becoming increasing clear.
Drake addressed the matter in an interview with i-D Magazine, but didn’t put a date on his retirement:
“You know, there are artists who are thirty-five and up that still make Rap and that still works for them,” Drake said. “I don’t know if I want to be that guy. A lot of my music is about being young and figuring it all out. I don’t know if I can still make my brand of music when I’m up there. Maybe I’ll be just acting or whatever it is.
“I plan to make as much music as I can until a story from Drake doesn’t impact you as it used to. I guess I’ll find my way somewhere else.”
The Young Money emcee is currently 25 years old, so he still has plenty of growing, and music making, to go.
Listen to the interview below: