Drake Discusses Handling Negative Criticism & Not Having Any Competitors In The Rap Game (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Toronto representative Drake is one of four Hip Hop artists included in Sprite’s “Obey Your Thirst” documentary series with Fader. In the first episode, Drizzy reflects on his hometown, his rap peers, and his haters.

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“We’re in a weird time. Life is almost this ongoing forum. People can get so lost in these words displayed on the screen,” said Drake. “Everyone just wants to chat, and comment, crack jokes. Effort that’s put into doubt or hate – when it’s that extreme? It’s the same thing as love. They’re confused. It’s not me.”

The OVO leader goes on to add that he is currently not in competition with the legends of the game or the emcees of his generation. Drake is already looking at the next crop of performers on the come up.

“I’m not worried about these other rappers. I’m not competing with those guys. I already know their hand, I know their move. I study everything,” Drake stated. “I’m worried about the kid that’s sitting in his house thats wants to be better than me and all those other guys. That’s who I’m competing against now. That’s how I try to keep pushing us forward, just to let that kid know that I’m not done yet.”

The Fader and Sprite will release mini-docs covering Nas, Isaiah Rashad, and Vince Staples in the coming weeks.

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Watch “Obey Your Thirst (Episode 1)” featuring Drake below.