Drake Covers GQ Magazine's "Style Bible" Issue, Says "Mood Of Rap Has Changed"

Drake holds it down as one of three covers for GQ's first "Style Bible" issue.

GQ magazine has released its first "Style Bible" issue, featuring Drake on one of three covers.

During an interview for the cover story, the Young Money rapper talks about how "the mood of rap has changed" and that contemporary rap stars are about "being young and fly and having your shit together." He acknowledges how his humble beginnings inspired some of his best works, referring to a monogamous relationship as a way to put him in an emotional space.

"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. [...] It's really difficult for me to find something that makes me feel small."

Read the full cover story at GQ.com.

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161 Comments

  • KEN

    I think Drake would have been fine if he never started pretending to be something he is not. When you lie to yourself and the fans you begin to get judged more so if you didn't. When he started doing that, he lost the fans and started the whole childish debate.

  • RHR

    He's a rich Jew, from the wealthiest neighborhood in Canada, and his mother just asked him "what do you wanna do? You can be anything. Our family has connections". So he then gave acting a try, and it didn't work the way he had hoped. So he then told him he wanted to be a rapper, and his Jewish Uncles said, "it's already done".

  • TheMoodOfRapChanged

    Had to add this: The mood of rap hasn't changed...MCs have been adding their own style to rap and thats what makes every artist different. Drake saying that is like saying the mood of politics has changed with the popularity of the Tea Party in recent year, not it hasn't same shit different audience homie. To classify every or any Drake fan as a girl, gay, or child is simply ignorant. The dude has some songs that I like, he's no Big K.R.I.T., Cole, or Kendrick but he made his own lane and for people to hate on him for it is some bull. But I will say the dude is softer than a box of Puffs Kleenex with Lotion Plus (best for that cold that just won't go away). I don't really care about other dudes going after him, Drake is pretty lyrical in terms of word play but his lyrics a primarily focused on cash or hoes. And Im not talking about hoes in the smashing sense, the dudes literally heart broken every time I open up a hip hop magazine. Despite this were dudes we've all had shit with girls so I'll even put this aside. But the one thing I can't brush off it the fact that Common called Drake out and instead of doing Common the way Com did Ice Cube, the dude was talking about how Common is addressing him to sell units. Let me clarify, I like some of Drake's music, the dude is hella corny when he talks about bodying dudes, but for the most part his musics good and I wasn't gonna target his character, that was until he started saying all that stuff about Common. Common doesn't like me this or that, sounds like a female. If he would of just talk to Common man to man, don't even need a diss track, I would have been cool, but the bitching on every radio interview spoke volumes in terms of his character. Anyways I don't think he deserves all the bad mouthing, its not like the dudes ever done anything besides the bitch move I explained earlier. For dudes who don't think he's hard, you're right he's not. For dudes who this his music is trash, please tell me what you listen to because you must have something produced by my boy Jesus. Drakes music is far from trash, yea it lack depth but thats what I got Nas and greatest hits albums for. Lastly for the fans, y'all are hella annoying, I think my dislike for Drake as of recent stems from y'all yelling YOLO at every opportunity, STFU you damn animals. In closing, everyone knows he's soft, his music isn't shit (Soulja Boi or Lil B is shit), and his fans....yea they are annoying, but the fact he's reaching to ASAP and Kendrick you can't hate a dude for that, tryna help young dudes get bigger.

  • BEANS

    Ayo! You like Drake thats cool but dont act like he's the best artist in the planet when you know damn well he is following the same path Nelly and Ja Rule started. If you cant see that then your to young to respond. So please before you respond, learn the culture before you make stupid remarks. Unless you want to show your age...

  • daviddanielz

    Lets keep it real Drake fans!!! lol You know damn well if your at a Drake concert its all young gay dudes or girls. Keep it real, its okay to have a Disney following. Just know other then them, he has no fans. What sucks even more is the fact that kids go through stages in life and I'm sure Drake will be jst a fase... His time is almost up.

  • lol

    LOL so many haters come to waste their time on something they hate. Theyre probably all closet faggots.

  • Anonymous

    Drake doesn't owe you a tissue for your tears. Go play super lotto if you feel so poor.

  • elephantom

    "The mood of rap has changed." Yep. Now drake thinks its R&B.

  • Anon To You

    The first time I heard 'Take Care' I knew all this backlash would happen. I KNEW it...kinda sad really... When Drake said The Weeknd was the best ever - you knew there was a problem....

  • Mikee

    He always had every fuckin thing given to him. He never fought for shit in his whole fucking life. And by the way, he's also a bullshit rapper.

  • Niaaa

    This nigga is a fuckin actor get the fuck out of the mic fuckin bitch leave it to the professionals

  • XD

    Yo Drake imma roll up on your bitch ass all day till the day that I die fuckin punk bitch

  • Anonymous

    this nigga wear skinny slacks.. smdh..

  • A supporter

    Drake is dope. So many people wanna tear him down truth is nigga been hot for 3 years now, 2 platinum albums, tours consistently successful, cosigned by the very best, niggas winning right now. I never said he was "invincible" tho. Weve seen this before. Just let the nigga win while winning is good he has some of thee most dedicated critics ive ever seen.

  • Anonymous

    Drake does try to talk big boy talk. He's talking about catching bodies and he did talk about gun play and that shit is WWE son. He's such a soft nigga, he should go back to acting he's doing it anyway.

    • haha

      ummmmmmmmmm congrats on believing the bullshit attempt at deflection that that excuse is. "Black people are killing each other? Well then some racist must have pushed them to do it subliminally!" Please. Fuck off till you can think correctly.

    • Anonymous

      Nelly made a lot of money, Ja Rule too but they are done and so will Drake.

    • ummmmmmm

      the concept that "killing niggas is cool" was planted in your head by people who hate niggas. Congrats on taking the bait, idiot

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  • Roberts

    So because Drake dont talk about fake killing and gunplay, yall think he soft or gay. I have been listening to HIP HOP since 85, an its not all about being grimy, ask The Fat Boys, Chubb Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Rakim, Force MDs, UTFO, Roxanne, Mc Lyte, Queen Latifah, you lil kids with no heart or self esteem need to grow up. You worried about another dude dick being hard.

  • Roberts

    So because Drake dont talk about fake killing and gunplay, yall think he soft or gay. I have been listning to HIP HIP since 85, an its not all about being grimey, ask The Fat Boys, Chubb Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Rakim, Force Mds, UTFO, Roxanne, Mc Lyte, Queen Latifah, you lil kids with no heart or self esteem need to grow up. I quit hoping a another dude dick is hard.

    • Chris Amaefule

      To classify every or any Drake fan as a girl, gay, or child is simply ignorant. The dude has some songs that I like, he's no Big K.R.I.T., Cole, or Kendrick but he made his own lane and for people to hate on him for it is some bull. But I will say the dude is softer than a box of Puffs Kleenex with Lotion Plus (best for that cold that just won't go away). I don't really care about other dudes going after him, Drake is pretty lyrical in terms of word play but his lyrics a primarily focused on cash or hoes. And Im not talking about hoes in the smashing sense, the dudes literally heart broken every time I open up a hip hop magazine. Despite this were dudes we've all had shit with girls so I'll even put this aside. But the one thing I can't brush off it the fact that Common called Drake out and instead of doing Common the way Com did Ice Cube, the dude was talking about how Common is addressing him to sell units. Let me clarify, I like some of Drake's music, the dude is hella corny when he talks about bodying dudes, but for the most part his musics good and I wasn't gonna target his character, that was until he started saying all that stuff about Common. Common doesn't like me this or that, sounds like a female. If he would of just talk to Common man to man, don't even need a diss track, I would have been cool, but the bitching on every radio interview spoke volumes in terms of his character. Anyways I don't think he deserves all the bad mouthing, its not like the dudes ever done anything besides the bitch move I explained earlier. For dudes who don't think he's hard, you're right he's not. For dudes who this his music is trash, please tell me what you listen to because you must have something produced by my boy Jesus. Drakes music is far from trash, yea it lack depth but thats what I got Nas and greatest hits albums for. Lastly for the fans, y'all are hella annoying, I think my dislike for Drake as of recent stems from y'all yelling YOLO at every opportunity, STFU you damn animals. In closing, everyone knows he's soft, his music isn't shit (Soulja Boi or Lil B is shit), and his fans....yea they are annoying, but the fact he's reaching to ASAP and Kendrick you can't hate a dude for that, tryna help young dudes get bigger.

    • Anonymous

      You Drake fans are soooo funny. Its okay when he talks down to artist but the moment someone goes at him its a problem. Look, if your a Drake fan then your either young, gay, or a girl. Nothing more nothing less. If you don't believe that then judge it by who shows up at concerts. Drake isn't doing a whole stadium and you loyal fans no that!!!

    • Anonymous

      Co-Sign 100% with Roberts. All you so-called "real hip-hop" headz are totally wrong about the history of this music. Drake is a return to the basics after 20 years of gangsta obsession. And oh yeah, plenty of MCs have ignored battles, mostly with unknown artists. Drake is selling 20 times the units of Common. Alot of his so-called enemies are irrelevant. What difference does it make anyways? Its not hip-hop becuase he doesnt see the need to battle some MC. Thats nutz. Plenty of MCs have skipped battles and it has never been a requirement.

    • Anonymous

      If you grew up in that time then you should know that everyone that even made mention that they were the best had to battle or got tested. Drake doesn't do that. Beans went at him. Nothing. Luda went at him. Nothing. Common went at him. Nothing. Thats not hiphop bro, it can change and get better but not watered down like him.

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop and Rock n Roll have so many similarities. We are in a time where we are witnessing one of those transitions in the music, just like in the late 90s. Some people are going want it to stay the same and others want change. Its really not that bad. The shit happens, just relax and either enjoy, or stop listening. Idk, why people keep talking about struggle, because all hip-hop back in the day wasn't about struggle. That's a lie old heads tell these young kids to validate arguments. I'm old enough to know that there were artists who weren't as popular as some of the more potent lyricists but had big hits. The music always represented people from different walks of life. Honestly, I'm enjoying watching the change. The music is creating more space to operate for future artists. Who would of thought that we would see artists having such financial success so young. That never happened back in the day. Leave these kids alone they just representing shit they know. Can't blame em for not understanding certain shit. Put their words into context, socially and historically.

    • daviddanielz

      Kid grow up and come out to your parents. Drake is soft and his fans are kkids, gays, and young girls. Get over it.

    • Anonymous

      How the fuck are u to know who his fans are? Speak for urself fag! U have a personal issue with Drake. Ur girlfriend or sister must love him. @David

    • daviddanielz

      Wow delusional Drake fans!!! Funny! Now he's nothing like Ja Rule or Nelly?! Oh No!? Really? Interesting. SO who are his fans? Not grown men, not loyal fans of the culture, not even the hood.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately, for you above, Drake aint Ja Rule. Ja Rule was super pop meaningless music. Drake is different. His music is more introspective and thoughtful. Youre not gonna have Florence and the Machine doing covers of Ja Rule/Nelly songs. Those artists were baseless pop acts. Drake's lane is not bubble-gum pop nor street music filled with black criminal stereotypes. Its real music that people can relate to.

    • Anonymous

      wow you have no idea what your talking about. Change is good if it makes the culture better. Like (Kanye) Like (Kid Cudi) but what Drake represents isn't change. He is the latest Ja Rule pop act. He will sell a lot of albums because he is pop but his time will be up before you know it just like Nelly.

  • HRH

    He's a rich Jew, from the wealthiest neighborhood in Canada, and his mother just asked him "what do you wanna do? You can be anything. Our family has connections.", so he then gave acting a try, and it didn't work the way he had hoped. So he then told him he wanted to be a rapper, and his Jewish Uncles said "It's already done"

  • Real Truth

    I really hate this guy. He's such a cocky fuck, and if you dont believe me, quote: "i find it really hard to find things that make me feel small"..really? he cant find, or think of a single thing that he doesnt feel he can do better than? ...but not only that, he pretty much ruined hip hop with his music too. Because now other artists can see just how little the have to try to get they song in the club...

    • Real Real Real Talk

      Ayo real talk! You sound like that nigga Drake for real son! You acting real sensitive about other peoples comments son. Why don't you call your girl and ask her to love you more B. You must be from Canada or that niggas manager or somethin. We all come in here to complain because clearly Baby wants to make a little more money off this nigga before his career is over like the other pop acts before him. Nelly,Ja Rule. Which pisses us off. For real son, that niggas garbage and your gay for defending him.

    • Real Talk

      You sound just like a typical hater, and a broken record while your at it. Define "Ruined Hip Hop" So Slaughter House aint tight, Kendrick and J Cole aint spitting, what Rappers that are new in 2012 are u listening to? Its funny how u claim to dislike him yet your here reading his articles, and taking the time out your precious life to discuss how much u don't like him, You lame ass male Groupie GTFOH

  • Mr Flamboyant

    During an interview for the cover story, the Young Money rapper talks about how "the mood of rap has changed" and that contemporary rap stars are about "being young and fly and having your shit together." Man this weak wack nigga spits more jumble propaganda than them stupid ass republican candidates and tea party imbeciles. Just cause you speak bullshit doesn't mean it's true, nigga...especially when it's some of the DUMBEST shit I've ever read in life. (shaking my head)...If you listen to this dude and like it and buy into his bullshit, then you might as well write a suicide note and off yourself. Crazy how you niggas make these nondescript fraud niggas rich. I can understand if they made good quality music but they don't. Half ass make trash and call it "creativity" or "creating a lane" and niggas eat that shit up. Dumb ass 85 percent ass niggas.

    • daviddanielz

      Real Talk, funny I could say the same about you my friend. You are always defending Drake but claim your not a fan. :) Why is it so hard for you to be honest? If your gonna call yourself real talk then maybe you should start talking real. No? You and Drake make me think of a few lyrices... 1. 50 Cent Your success is not enough, you wanna be hard Knowin that, you get knocked, you get fucked in the yard Youza poptart sweetheart, you soft in the middle I eatcha for breakfast, the watch was an exchange for your necklace and your boss is a bitch, if he could he would Sell his soul for cheap, trade his life to be Suge You can buy cars but you can't buy respect in the hood Maybe I'm so disrespectfu cuz to me you're a mystery I know niggaz from ya hood, you have no history Never pooked nothin, never popped nothin, nigga stop frontin 2. Jay-Z Yo, yo first I snatched the streets, then I snatched the charts First I had they ear, now I have they heart Rappers came and went I've been here from the start I seen them put it together Watch them take it apart See the rovers roll up with ribbons I see them re poed, re sold then re driven So when I reload, he holds number one positions When you hot, I'm hot And when your feet cold, mines are sizzlin' It's plain to see Niggas can't f*** wit me Cuz ima be that nigga for life This is not an image This is God given This is hard livin' Mixed wit Cristal sippin' It's the most consistent, Hov Give you the most hits you can fit inside a whole disc and Nigga I'm home on these charts, y'all niggas visiting It's Hov tradition, Jeff Gordon of rap I'm back to claim pole position, holla at ya boy 3. Common My motto is: Chicago, bitch Everybody know you sweet, what the problem is Dont play dumb, Im the one that acknowledged it Son of a bitch, I imagine what your father is She said, How you make your opponent, the rapper of the moment? His style, he dont own it Acting all hard when he hardly like that You gon mess around and make me catch a body like that, ooooh Dont do it Cause every song you make Joe is really hoe music I heard you said you wasnt a bitch because you sing You a bitch because you cling like a bitch thats eighteen Cant say my name but rap about a niggas wife You so black and white, tryna to live a niggas life Im taking too long with this amateur guy You aint wet nobody, nigga, you Canada dry Study the culture of hiphop... :)

    • Real Talk

      Its funny how u claim to not like him but yet every single article that mentions Drake I always see u post sumthin, Looks to me like sum one is in denial. Maybe getting bitches is something you cant relate to, its cool dog I understand with a name like Mr. Flamboyant some one probably turnt u out. It's one thing to not like someones music(an opinion) but its another thing to try and act as if what your saying is legit. "I'm Hearing all the Jokes, I Know they trying to push me I Know that showin emotions don't mean Im a Pussy Know That I don't make music for niggas that don't get Pussy So Those the ones I count on to Disss me or over look me Lord Knows"-Drake

  • truth

    all these people hating on him probably still have his ass on their ipod.. pathetic

  • sdfa

    hip hop is an art just like any time of music... and he got more money than all you muthafukas

  • RC

    With all do respect to drake "being young and fly" only goes so far and last for so long. "Swag" ain't gonna pay the bills when your fan base has grown up and moved on to the next big thing and the new gen don't want anything to do with ya cuz your old as dirt to them. That's the problem with most new rappers now, self-centered, short sighted and one dimensional.

    • Real Talk

      WTF u talking about, that just comes with the game tell me who right now thats been in the game for over ten years that can still go platinum? Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Kanye about to reach the 10 year mark. But other than that no one can last for an eternity, so u make it well u can, Tell me why Nas is in debt and not paying taxes and child support? did his fan base grow up as well? you see no can stay on top for ever. Thats just part of life, so one day u will have your day when u can say Drake aint on top no more. But till then either turn off the radio and hide under a rock or stick to CDs cuz if not your bound to hear a Drake track since he's the biggest in the Game as of right now, but like I said one day my man, u will be able to say Drake fell off but its not that time yet, back to Back Platinum albums he's not going no where.

  • YESSIR

    SO WAIT YALL ARE CALLING KANYES SKIRT A GLADIATOR OUTFIT NOW? SO HIM A JAY Z ROLE PLAYING? LMFAO WOW YEAH

  • daviddanielz

    First, Drake doesn't know how to dress. We all know that. That being said, he shouldn't be discussing the state of hiphop. He doesn't understand it and he doesn't have the cultures respect.

    • Real Talk

      LMFAO, did u really just type that,"Drake don't know how to dress" really I guess thats his only downfall BWHAHAHAHAHA So Drake got, Jay Z, Eminem, Joe Buddens, Nas, Bun B, Busta Rhymes, Dr Dre, Respect the list goes on, but all these rappers have been quoted and sum video taped in interview about how Drake is on top and makes great music so what u talking about the culture don't respect him. U might not which is fine, but speak for yourself no body else.

    • YESSIR

      DRAKE RESPECTS WAYNE WAYNE "IS HIPHOP" NUFF SAID YMCMB OVOXO MMG

  • Datboiape

    Hip-hop has transformed into "Hip-POP"! Radio rap ain't real, If you can't relate to music it isn't hip-hop. Hardtimes and struggle is what makes hip-hop, not skinny jeans, autotune and overused punchlines. Honestly he isnt hip-hop and saying that he is R&B is a low blow to real R&B artist! I highly doubt that watered down and autotuned whining is R&B! And to say he is a homo is ridiculous...I don't think the homosexual community would even except him!!! On so far gone he was that new kid from Canada, and with this last album he's a gangsta from H-Town...sorry Drake, I'm from Texas and there aren't any rappers like you! None of Texas rappers sing that corny and have weak ass rhymes like that (well maybe Kirko Bangz's gay ass, but that is it)...Pimp C would never do a song with Drake if he was still alive, nor Pac or Biggie! The real hip-hop artist that are trying to keep REAL HIP-HOP alive are, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole and B.O.B. "If It don't touch my soul, then I can't listen to it!"

    • Datboiape

      RealTalk...you say your not a drake fan but sure are ridin his nutz a lil too hard homie! And I never said he overused autotune dude, I simply said most of these whack rappers should stop using it! If you can't sing then don't overuse a plug in to make you sound what you are not! Same goes for drake, don't pretend to be what your not! Yea bun did cosign on So Far Gone but if pimp was around that would have been different! So ignorant ass dude understand what I wrote. RealTalk, first choose a side because having your ass posted on the fence aint a good look for someone who supposed to speak real talk...Drake used to be good and is emo now, Wayne used to kill it but sounds like drakes child. You cannot tell me that wayne sounds better than he did on the carter 1 & 2...if so, then your just another "Hip-Pop" groupie. As far as the first comment. Hip-hop is music that touches your soul, has meaning behind it and a serious concept. I'll admit it ain't all about hardtimes, but people have to relate to it. Most people can't relate to rollin in a Maybach with skateboard shoes and pink zebra skinny jeans. All that other booshie ass shit is Rap, from your soulja boy to lil b to tyler the creator, all that kid music is for kids or teenagers. I have yet to see a adult listenin to skateboard shit. Or maybe I just associate with REAL people.

    • Real talk

      So wait u from Texas right? So y did Bun B (1/2 of UGK) co sign Drake and has made records with Drake? And J Cole did a track with him, so what does that say, and Auto Tune is used on every singer from Mary J B, to Chris Brown, to Usher, to jenifer Hudson, pretty much every singer. Its a plugin that is used to correct the pitch Dumb Ass, T Pain stretch that shit and made a lane for himself, and Others just took it and ran with it, but to say Drake uses it like T Pain is false, yea a record or 2, but face it nigga he cud rap and sing, u just a hater, to prove me right, Why are u here in the first place, just to spread hate?

    • dumb mindset

      so pretty much the middle-class or upper class jus shouldnt listen to hip-hop becuz it's all about the struggle. Music comes in all forms & jus cuz I personally cnt relate to tracks like Niggaz in Paris, Ballin, Money to Blow, the motto etc dnt mean those arent good songs...I like deep/soulful records way more than mainstream but dat doesnt mean all radio records suck. There's a place for many types of music and everything doesnt have to be about being poor, fatherless or forced to do crimes to make good music.

  • DMX

    This mofucker needs to go back to canada

  • bkstylz

    Why is he talking about rap? He should be talking about the state of R&B.

  • Anonymous

    Is this nigga wearing a spandex suit?

    • Anonymous

      yah its called fitted. not baggy not skin tight. just because homos want to put a cool spin on the faggot shit they wear and call it fitted doesnt mean thats actually want fitted is, your clothes are supposed to move when you move, clothes are supposed to be comfortable, his pants are beyond too tight. see the wrinkles in his sleeves? thats how your pants should fit.

    • khordkutta

      its called having a tailored or custom suit, baggy suits aint cool

  • YoungCosby

    And in no way am I defending Drake because I'm not a fan of his. Just responding to the comments.

  • YoungCosby

    I've never read so many one-track minded homophobic comments in my life. You can tell that yall negros don't leave the block. Read a book and travel outside the US on a regular basis, and you'll see that the world you think of as having "real shit" really ain't shit at all.

  • Doja

    This nigga ain't hip hop. He looks more like some goodie little high schooler going to prom or sumthin in that suit. I tell you this rap game is just like the Star Wars 2......Attack Of The Clones. Www.micdoja.com

    • Real Talk

      Thats that mind frame that the government want u to think, and your living proof that the system is working effectively. So your telling me carrying a gun and selling drugs and beating woman is Cool huh? How many dead homes u got, how many in jail? And its a GQ magazine dumbass u supposed to dress up

  • royce

    u wanna know how they made him smile?? they brought Lil Wayne and told him to go butt naked...so Drake got excited and started to smile thinking there's a dick involved...ohhh and do u know how they made him bend over in the first picture...behind him is a hole ...well he thought since Lil Wayne is there why not fuck

  • Swordz

    Kanye STYLE >> Drake's Style

    • Anonymous

      omg ar you fucking serious? kanye is a borderline cross desser. that fucking nerdy erkle lookin feminine robot ass clown

  • it is what it is

    The complete opposite of Hip-Hop but much respect to him for how successful he has made himself...

  • Rex

    Why Drake is a homo -Talks in a fake black American accent -Gets tattoos of dead singers and owls -Constantly dick rides other rappers and artists so they will like him -Talks tough on record but gets dissed and never responds back -Tries to act like a gangster saying "catch a body" and "suu wuu" -Has gayish mannerisms and hand movements -Thinks he's Sade -Tries to make Canada seem hard -Has fruity boy orgasms over His butt buddy "SOoo GOOOD OHH LIL WAYNE!" -Played a character even cornier then himself on a Canadian children's soap opera -Tries to dress like Kanye -Is Nicki Manaj's best gay friend -Grew up rich but cries and acts like his life is hard -Looks like a light skinned gorilla

    • Wow

      I guess this world is full of Hater Nuff Said. U keep Drake alive every time u niggas mention his name, keep up the good work yall

    • Anonymous

      If I remember, he said he cant wait to run into Common and when he did he told Common he thought he was trying to ruin his career. Sure! That's big boy talk for Drake. lol He gets warned by Beans and does nothing. Luda went at him and nothing. Common killed him and nothing.

    • Anonymous

      backed down? he dissed him twice. to his face.

    • YESSIR

      HIS DAD FROM MEMPHIS DRAKE A US CITIZEN HE AINT WEAR NO DAMN SKIRT LIKE KANYE YEAH DRAKE WAS SO RICH HE COULD AFFORD HIS MOM SURGERY UNTIL AFTER HIS FIRST ALBUM RIGHT? OH AND HE DID SOME GANGSTER SHIT TOLD COMMON TO SAY IT TO HIS FACE AND COMMON BACKED DOWN AND APOLOGIZED AT THE GRAMMY'S

  • YESSIR

    TRUE OF FALSE DID KANYE WEAR A SKIRT ON THE WATCH THE THRONE TOUR?

  • JF

    Better yet, Calvin Klein and the chipmunks

  • JF

    This fuckboi looks like Chuck E Cheese on the cover

  • Real Talk

    I Bet this article will receive well over 200 post, watch.

  • Writing what I feel

    The mood of hip hop has change, and i can no longer relate to it. I still care about what goes on in the hood. I'm still trying to teach the younger generation that life is much deeper than whatever bullshit contemporary rappers are speaking on. Because that young, fly dude with his shit together could still end up like Trayvon Martin. ( No disrespect , may his soul rest in peace, and his family receive justice )

  • Urijah

    Wow he really could play a role as OBAMA if they ever made a movie.

  • Alf Gang

    The mood of rap has changed bc you watered it down with ur love ballads and emo phases...smh...and that whiney voice...How i hate that whiney voice that u and jcole share...damn

  • anon

    "there was a time it was rugged, when if a nigga reached it was for the weapon, now in days niggas reach just to sell a record" this fake ass bitch has been acting like a mafioso dude for a minute and now he wearing some gay ass suit on gq? young money is the official homo label.

  • YESSIR

    DRAKE DOIN THAT GROWN MAN SHIT YOLO. KANYE WOULD PROB WEAR A SKIRT THATS WHY HE AINT ON THE COVER OF THE FASHION STYLE BATTLE 13 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG

    • NOSIR

      Cousin YESSIR your so stupid even if Kanye wore a skirt he would look better than Drake's goofy looking ass besides Kanye West could be on the front cover of a fashion magizine if he wanted to shit he's got way more money than Drizzy, way more talent than Drizzy, and way higher album sales in his career than Drizzy Drake ever had King Kanye still rules Drake is just a servant to him YE win Drizzy lost 28 LETTERS FOR U NOW ROC NATION DREAMVILLE GOOD MUSIC

    • anon

      and kanye west aint' talkin about putting hits on niggas like drakes fake ass.

    • Anonymous

      lol how are you gonna diss Ye? He has more emotional progression in his music than Drake (even with how much longer he's been in the game). The reason Ye is into fashion as much as he is, is because he actually DID grow up and realized that life isn't just about hip-hop and that you can be into different hobbies and art. Drake has a world of potential, but don't use that just to hate on someone who's done a fuck ton for hip-hop.

  • thought dog

    That whole interview is loaded with no homo moments.

  • Anonymous

    50, Wayne, Now Drake i might be missing some1 but these are all i remember. This is a real good look for Drake and the YMCMB camp..................................... CHECK OUT THE BANGERS http://soundcloud.com/inevitable-success/sets/taste-of-success

  • king

    "the mood of rap has changed" and that contemporary rap stars are about, "being young and fly and having your shit together" DRAKE That is truely some of the dumbest shit i ever heard. Hip hop was started with niggaz like kool herc, mele mel, etc at block party, talking about how fresh they were. Did drizzy miss all of the 90s when PAC and big was talking about versace, or puffy and mase in shiney siites, or even his boss, Wayne and cash money with bling, bling? Drake always trys to act like he invented new shit. The only differe nce between Drake and the other ppl i named is that they can make music about that real shit. Drake has never experienced any real shit, so thats a place he cant go. Thats why he makes so many emotional, homo type songs

  • -JERZZZ_

    This faggot is the exact opposite of what hip hop culture represents. When did this change sway to appeal to homosexual niggas thinkin what they wear and how many man purses they have matters in any way shape or form? Real niggas cant relate to that queer shit. Thats feminin shit. Like some shit my bitch and her girlfriends talk about............................. Hip Hop has always, and will always represent the everyday struggle,and the lives of people with a message or skill defined by lyrical abilities, enunciations and wordplay.

  • Max

    Regardless of music, Drake is the absolute worst example of FASHION. That dude has 0 fashion sense, if it weren't for his subpar stylist, that dude would be wearing Osh Gosh B'Gosh thinkin it was fly.. smh @ GQ

  • Anonymous

    Fact - Drake might be uqual parts R&B and hip-hop but despite that, he raps better than 90% of the current pool of artists out there. Hes one of the few not relying on clique-y played-out gangsta stereotypes. The public is simply sick of the thugged-out phonies like the "thugged-out" blogging nerds commenting below...

    • Anonymous

      dubz listen to whatever you want,man, Such as life. The era of hip-hop I learned to love had unique artists of all different arrays: Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Tribe, Wu-Tang, Jeru, 2Pac, Scarface, De La, Das EFX, KRS-one Gangstarr, Redman - all these artist had their own sound and they were all different than one another. Since the deaths of Biggie and 2Pac, without Jay-Z/Kanye hip-hop would be dead. The undergound artists like Action Bronson are just doing formulaic predictable music. Dusty jazz sample loops/Ghostface-imitated flow...Boring. Drake to me is an artist changing the status quo. He is carving his own lane like RZA did and pushing a new sound. Action Bronson and these over wanna-be 90s MCs are boring as hell because they are making the same tired hip-hop from 93/94. They are copycats. They arent unique innovators. I prefer innovators like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, MF Doom - these guys push the boundaries of the art to new levels. Drake is hated because he pushes the boundaries. He doesnt fit the look, he rights sappy songs about falling in love that make him sound soft etc. Thats precisely what makes him unique and interesting. Ironically, thats what make him more ballzy. He doesnt hide behind phony gangsta stereotypes. Its real. He's real. Thats the difference.

    • dubs

      anon - my point exactly, why would i listen to drake lame ass when i could listen to good ol gza? ill listen to gza over and over again a million times before ill become like you and start supporting drakes so called hip hop

    • Anonymous

      808 & Heartbreak was influential on Drake - no question. So was Phonte and Slum Village supposedly but when I listen to Slum Village/Phonte/Percy Miracles, I dont here Drake in that. Drake carved his own lane and made his own sound He weaves between hip-hop and R&B seeminglessly. You could argue the 808 & Heartbreak was very influential - yes. But I think some of the peices were there and Kanye broke down a wall - a respected hip-hop artist made an R&B album. But I didnt like that album as much as Drake's stuff. While influential, I didnt find Drake was cloning that. Action Bronson sounds like typical NY hip-hop. His flows, his rhymes - everything. He is using a blueprint that has been used and copied for 20 years since the Wu-Tang era. Drake is not. The best evidence is his haters. When West Coast was introduced, you had big haters. Puffy brought the same haters. If you want to complain about pop hip-hop, Puffy brought it more than anyone. But no one is gonna admit hating on Biggie now,but so many did unrelentlessly, back in the day.

    • Anonymous

      Whoa there. Not saying you shouldn't like Drake but he's not that original. He's like the Muzak version of Kanye, Phonte, and Slum Village.

    • Anonymous

      Hold the fuck on action is nice. And if haven't heard the song meteor hammer ghost and action have the same voice but their different. And there you go with that thugs shit. I told you lecrae is a christan rapper and he's nicer than drake. The dude just needs to stop all the bullshit singing and step his pen game up.

    • Anonymous

      Why would I listen to Action Bronson when I got ol' GZA or Ghostface records that are like 3000X better? Even "Apollo Kids" is ten levels above Action Bronson...Action Bronson is a Ghostface wanna-be. His whole flow is like a weak Ghostface. He's aw-ite. I mean, awite. If he doesnt switch it up, no one will remember him 5 years from now. He's not original enough. He doesnt push the envelope. Its the same underground sound of 93/94. Boring. Drake's more original. Kendrick Lamar is more original. Schoolboy Q is doper. Tyler the Creator is better. Even Willie Da Kid, Alezia Banks is better than Action Bronson. Action Bronson's lane is just obvious. Drake is breaking rules - doing what your not supposed to do in hip-hop and he sounds fresh. If Marvin's Room aint a good track, tell me "The Ride" is not a dope track? Or Under Ground Kings? I mean, that just good music. The comments here are focused on Drake's model pics and Disney look or his background. Not his music - if he was a scruffy Bronx New Yorker - I garuntee half of these haterz would be silent. It doesnt matter much, Drake is ruling the game, right now, regardless of the hate. Guess what? Its good for hip-hop. The real "headz" have been on some gangsta-fronting for the past 20 years. Time to end the BS

    • Anonymous

      what about drake talkin bout don't make somebody round me catch a body like that, drake is super corny yea the thugged out rap like gucci and 2chainz is played out but real dudes like crooked I spit way realer shit than drake only immature idiots wanna hear someone talk about how sweet they are and how much money they have all the time

    • Anonymous

      My bad typo. I meant to say conscious rappers. Damn spell check correcting every word I type.

    • Anonymous

      Heard those songs and they still suck. And since you bringing up all this "thugged out" image bullshit. There's conscious talkers nicer than drizzy. Shit lecraes better than drake and he's a christan rapper. Drake fans need to face it dude is just aight he's not that nice.

    • dubs

      you need to listen to the music. like most others have already stated, he's an r&b type artist trying to make rap songs. everyone has their opinion but if you asked the "heads" or anyone thats listens to what is the essence of hip hop, they would surely tell you that marvins room is not dope music as far as hip hop goes. go listen to action bronson if you want some hip hop. go listen to the new bumpy knucks/preemo. go listen to some elmatic. i grew up on 90s rap and it just pisses me off to to hear drake being considered "dope hip hop" i respect the guy because hes got millions and i don't, but don't call him hip hop when he's clearly mainstream rap/hip-pop/r&b

    • Anonymous

      Big Ghost is a funny blog and Take Care review is funny. But that aint written by Ghostface nor would I vision Ghostface writing the crap. He's too gifted a lyricist to waste him time nor could I even see him sharing the opinion of th blog. Its straight up regressive minstrel garbage. I aint even political and I can see that. Ghostface is a fan of old soul records and real hip-hop, which is always deeply-rooted in reality and emotions - Drake's forte. Big Ghost sounds like an 18-year old white punk frontin' like he's hard. He's likely some suburbanite geek or undercover homo pretending to be street. I'll bet money on this. The thugged-out internet nerds below are the same lot. Most just hating cause Drake's image seems Disney - he is light-skinned and he doesnt fit the tired baloney stereotype of gang-banging black men. Folks, get over it. Dope music is dope music. Marvin's Room, Lord Knows, Underground Kings, The Ride - thats just dope hip-hop. Listen to the music.

    • YouSerious?

      Hate to break it to you, but on songs like Headlines Drake's talkinbout "you gon make me catch a body like that", and he clearly thinks he's gangsta. Go read a Big Ghost blog to understand how awful Drake is.

  • jr88

    stating the facts is not being a hater....he is a rnb singer trying to be a rapper.....fact!!!! he makes good rnb music...fact!... my question is why is he trying to act hard if hip hop is about swag?....

  • beast

    your an r&b artist you fucking jew just cuz you signed to the company run by the 50 yo teenager doesnt mean your a rapper. jew fucks looking more camel than jayz with that big ass jew nose and mouth

  • Brandon

    ROFL why did they photoshop Drake?

  • Anonymous

    Haha he made the cover for the fag edition GQ magazine...

  • Anonymous

    Hatersss.. he just on top of his game right now...i agree most of his music is gay but he reached 1,5 m sold ....

  • nickrazor2000

    If drake says its difficult for him to find something that makes him feel small, all he needs to do is look in his pants. I betcha its real small in there

  • 187UmKilla

    I dont like drake, but i wont be a hater like some of you. hes just playing his role and making this money off of them white kids (not white skin but white on the inside)

  • fuck young money

    what a faggot. it's a shame what hip-hop has become.

  • Kaz

    Hate on Drake if u want to. Drake is one of the very few people that made hip-hop music still relevant and not discontinued.

    • haha

      cosign 100 %. thank you for saying that

    • GoReadABook

      WHAT?? I don't even hate on Drake and that's about the dumbest shit I have ever heard. Drake, if anything, is taking hiphop to a place where quality is sacrificed for swag and where the adverse situations that spurred raps creation are not present. Drake, as far as his days on YMCMB go, is making POP music. Drake does nothing to save hiphop. Don't get it twisted. Beyond that, thinking that rap will ever be 'discontinued' is moronic. How are you going to say that he's 'one of the very few people' that make hiphop relevant?? Did you forget about the millions of other hiphop artists working to perfect their craft and leave a mark in hiphop history? What a ridiculous conjecture. Stop trying to be the Great Drake Defender when you clearly aren't informed enough to effectively do so

  • So Icy Boi

    Great cover. Drake iz a great model. hez talented at everything. actor, rapper, singer, model.... damn I wanna be like Drake. Drizzy & Weezy are ma role modelz. YMCMB we rund diz shit. swag

  • So ICY Boi

    I want to suck drakes dick!

  • Anonymous

    Would DRAKE please come out of the closet already!! He is truly the best gay rapper ever!!!

  • acting

    yeah the mood of rap has changed. mostly cuz faggot rappers who wanna be r&b stars with little talent go around talking about the mood of hip hop via GQ magazines fashion issue. drake is one of the biggest frauds in the history of music and drake fans all share one common trait, they aren't very smart.

    • Anonymous

      A Tribe Called Quest ain't gangsters but they ain't some fucking dipshit like drake either...

    • Drake

      You gon fuck around and make me catch a body like that But I'm totes real u guys!!:)

    • Anonymous

      ^ 2 homos drake sucks at rapping drake sucks at singing plus hes a closet homo with stupid fans. thats why hes hated. faggots.

    • gangster rap is dead

      another loser mad cause his favorite thug rapper is not relevant anymore gangster is dead bro move in with your life

    • kato

      What makes him a fraud? Because he isnt trying to be a gangster rapper or something? Does he rap about selling drugs or being tough or something? Most rap fans like you annoy me, if you hate Drake so much why is your hypocritical ass reading an article about him?

  • dockevoc

    In related news, GQ has announced a name change from 'Gentleman's Quarterly' to Gay Queers.

  • Anonymous

    style? more like stylist! niggas paying hoes to dress them

  • Anonymous

    What a fucking Queer

    • SO ICY BOI

      DRAKE TOOK A SHIT AN WIPED MY ASS WITH THE PAGE IN THE BIBLE CONTAINING JOHN 3:16. AND GOD STILL LOVES DRAKE MORE THAN HE LOVES YOU! YEEEEEEEAAAAAAA MY NIGG... 13 LETTERS OVOXO MMG YMCMB WE RUN THIS SHIT BITCH

    • Anonymous

      I bet your girlfriend is always thinking of Drake.

    • Anonymous

      gettin' more pussy than you can ever dream of

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