Drake has opened up about planning his first steps toward hanging up his mic and making a “graceful” exit from the music industry.

The 6 God recently sat down for a picturesque interview with Lil Yachty on the beach where he teased having retirement on his mind.

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“I think I’m at the point now where I just wanna like — I feel like maybe we talked about this the other day. I feel like I’m kinda introducing the concept in my mind of a graceful exit,” he said in the first clip from their chat shared on Thursday (February 23).

Once upon a time, Drake said he wanted to retire by 35 in the early stages of his career. However, that age came and went with the 6 God turning 37 later this year.

The OVO boss has been reluctant in recent years to embrace the idea of ever walking away from music and retirement talk.

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Drake joined an episode of Nicki Minaj’sQueen Radio in August 2022 where he said he wasn’t ready to hang it up just yet.

“I’m not at that point where I even consider that being an option,” Drake explained to Nicki. “One of the best feelings I have in my life is completing a song or project. And by the way, those things are painful as well. A lot of nerves, a lot of confidence wavering.

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“But I feel like I’m reaching a new level of fun. I’ve reached a new level of comfortability where I want to try things. Like this last album, I put out something I wanted to do to challenge myself.”

The rest of the interview with Lil Yachty arrives on Friday (February 24) in support of Lil Boat’s new sunglasses company, Future Mood.

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Based on his recent output, it doesn’t appear as if Drake’s slowing down any time soon.

He unleashed a pair of projects in 2022 with the house-leaning Honestly, Nevermind and he joined forces with 21 Savage for Her Loss later into the year, both of which debuted atop the Billboard 200.