Thursday, April 2, 2009

Never Personal

I rarely share things on OVO just cause I usually save it for my music. But I happend to have a very insightful glass half empty/glass half full type conversation with someone I know and they opened my eyes to the effect my voice has on people, positive and negative. I use each song and each interview as an oppurtunity to be honest and share my true emotions with anyone willing to listen. Sometimes I do so without thinking of the backlash it will have when that person or person(s) actually read it. Although I will continue to make honest music and share my life experiences with fans on this first album and throughout the course of my career I apologize to those who have ever felt any way because of anything I have said. If I've learned something from you...I love you.

Drake

68 comments:

Chanel said...

I still can't believe I saw you outside Ransom!!

Greyson Esprit said...

Propz man, you always have been the realest...just keep doing you man regardless, that's why you're at where you are now...

One Love,

-Greyson

Julys_Very_Own said...

i feel you on that...

its not "easy 2 please" [ha] everyone, or should i say take into account everyones opinion when u decide 2 express yourself in your music...no matter what the topic is of your songs it seems in some way i can relate, so from THIS fans point of view...its definately positive...keep doin' what u do.

much respect.

-Ramiro

Drew said...

Your saying things that people like
You dont seem to take this opportunity for granted...i listen to so far gone just about everyday...and sometimes find a few lines i may have not heard...keep doin what you do drake

youreyescantspeak.blogspot.com

ReturnOFreason said...

wise words from a decent man

JiZZA said...

you are truly one of the realest rappers there are.

YOUNG DREEZY said...

I feel like you my nigga Drake, a real ass dude the music is like theraphy sometimes I don't even know how I feel til a listen to one of your songs we finally getting back to some meaningful substance in music only other "freshman" who put his soul and emotions in lyrics is B.O.B. or Bobby Ray. Drake =The Truth and one of my favorite rappers right now. When's the album dropping and we need a Drake and Wayne mixtape and album!!! I'ma cop like 3 of them each.

KappaSigAllDay said...

I am a 24 year old college student that was born in Dubai, and raised in Boise, Id and I definitely feel as if I can relate to your lyrics to an unprecedented degree. Your blog is going to make me actually look at how people relate to me from a perspective of learning now too.
I also have a huge favor to ask. I was seeing if there was a chance I could get a copy of the lust for life instrumental because I'd like to cover it at Mr. Greek 2009, its a talent show. The track is perfect for my life right now, and I want to perform it at this pageant before I graduate. Its on April 15th. I promise that I will represent your art in an amazing way, and guarantee that I will post the epic performance on YouTube and send you a copy when I have it. I would appreciate it big time. I just turned 24 today, and need this in my life.

-Danish Ishaq

808-292-3970

KappaSigAllDay said...

Much Love and Respect!! your music has made unbearable days amazing.

-D

Kennedy said...

No matter how many rhymes you spit, or how much swag you splash on a track, THIS right here is what makes you the best artist of our generation. You're being more than a musician...you're being a role model and we need an army of those these days. Thanks for catalyst of new and IMPROVED artists.

Vick said...

PLEASE Just keep doing exactly what u been doin...
thats all i ask//

ConsumedByAddiction said...

All you can do is do you . . . anyone who really respect you as an artist knows whats up. Keep doin yor Drizzy, I still havent seen anything wrong!

dte said...

Imo keep pouring it heart on these beats. Be as honest as 2pac and as fly as biggie and as confidnt as Wayne. That's what makes u U. I feel like I know u n I've only been listening since 06. I give u a ton of credit n I rep for u cuz I can relate. And ur not talkin about sellin drugs n rims degrading women. Keep up the excellent music. Can't wait for thank me later. Holla back. It's dte

Madeline Woods said...

we love you, too. keep being you. make sure you take good care of yourself.

Vickscc said...

BEST RAPPER ALIVE//
Are U suppose to perform at Xavier on the 4th

BoiWonda said...

I love it when you hit so close to home, and not once have I found your material offensive or in anyway taking away from you being a gentleman/role model. I think that if someone found your material anything other than powerful and embracing, then they have some individual issues they need to address. Not once have you name dropped, or put someone directly in a bad light. One exception minor as is "my ex send late night text cause she don't know how to let go go go" but that's petty to say the least. Continue making your music.

Vickscc said...

I agree with BoiWonda

Tien said...

:'( now post those new tour dates....:) I love you even though you don't love me back. haha.

J. Carisma said...

You are very sweet and genuine.
We appreciate your efforts.
I hope you never change who you are.

Suave said...

Man drake I normally don't comment on anything I just visit and look for up dates on OVO but I was compelled to write something when I seen this entry on the mobile, about how you had a moment of what you call "glass half empty/half full" thing. I can honestly say that I have had that same thing happen to me and most people have and its nothing like it. Kinda like that art that's in a museum and up close its one picture and if you stand back aways its a completely different picture that you we use to looking at. I commend you for not only sharing all (of what I call) your unrelated/ related experiences. By that I mean what you talk about is what we have all gone through at one point and time but never really get the chance to express it to other people like we have wanted to. And you do that. I agree with the fact that if I have learned something from someone no matter how bad it was I can't overlook it and life is nothing but experances. BUT I will like to say that regardless of what other people say keep doing Drizzy Drake cuz real people do real thing and have real experances they relate to. So don't let that get you cuz us real people need that good music and its something hard to find like Mcflys almanac

-
Ricco

piff said...

You speak what others wish they could say, or take from their head to a piece of paper. You must be a genuine person from the verses I hear in your music. Like you're somewhat vulnerable but you keep your guard up. Or how it seems you want love, something most people discover hard to find, especially if it's pure. Your music is the type to open eyes, and make people FEEL the words, or at least want to even when they feel they can't. From one song to another, in someway you start to feel like you can relate. You, are an amazing artist, so from me to you, I wish you the best, as well as a long awaited successful career.

Greyson Esprit said...

I know I already commented but I agree with piff on that one for real

knowsnobounds.blogspot.com

EstherTor said...

Don't ever change.

addicted2mikes said...

that was deep man...me and my homboy were talking about how ill it would be for you to do a tour stop in Denver. Please.

Melli88 said...

yea nigga i feel u...in the end we all jus wantin to be successfull....dats it

Chanel said...
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Nelle said...

Drake,

I honestly believe that the reason you are so successful and will continue to be a success is because of your honesty. The mere fact I can feel what you feel when I hear you rap or sing is truly a gift, a gift from God. Not everyone is blessed to express their feelings in such a poetic and empowering way. I say if anyone is offended by your music, they cant be mad because you are expressing your feelings. Not once did you disrespect anyone in your music 2 me, you were just being honest and real about how you felt at the time, which is what the art of music is about.I also commend you for apologizing it shows your maturity as an artist and a man. I appreciate your music Drake, keep being real and being yourself because I know you know that it will get YOU FAR!

-Janelle

LiSAMACkin said...

I appreciate the music and a lot of the messages behind it. Stay true to yourself and what you stand for. I hope you outlast the average lifespan of rappers or emcees in the present. Much respect =]

Miss Xquisite said...

Not everyone will like what you have to say. The truth is funny that way. Everyone has a view of the world skewed to their own perspective, and with 6.7 billion people in the world, it's a statistical probability that MOST of them won't agree with everything you have to say. That doesn't mean its not worth saying.

P.S. I love your music and I have to throw this in there... Please, please come to Xavier's springfest!!

Authentik1 said...

Your honesty really comes through your music. Your so open but at the same time it seems like you hold so much in, like there is so much more you want to tell us. but you keep your guard up because your not yet comfortable enough..
I really hope you read these messages...You're like a book that cant be opened unless you have the key lol im being really corny right now but im bein real. Some of your tracks have me feelin like, yo there is someone out there that is going through something similar. I dont even look at you as some big celebrity i really listen to you as someone i can chill with and have a good conversation with.i really hope you dont change and stay true.

you got me looking for other canadian artists to listen too lol

ya girl, Janea

So Far said...

Talk to me @
sofargonemixtape@gmail.com

October's Very Own

L'Artiste said...

thats real!

before the hype said...

Never apologize for being you and never ask permission beforehand.

Do what you do. True fans will always respect you for that. It's who you are.

Wordsmith said...
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Wordsmith said...

I echo piff's comments. "So Far Gone" is touching everybody who hears it. There is a major buzz around your show here in the "A". I'll be there.

streetztalk.net said...

Keep doing ya thing playboy! As long as you stay true to yourself and you're not malicious in your attempt to convey said realism, then you have nothing to worry about. The fact that you still watch out for your people's feelings and try to mend those fences speaks toyour character. My parents always told me you can't please everyone, and tryin to do so could lead to your downfall. So keep keepin on fam, and people will support you.

Creezy said...

Salute

Roiuhltee said...

Your one of BEST; Keep being DRAKE; even if you tried to please everyone & make everybody happy, it would NEVER work;;

xoxo,

Royalty

BEASLEY said...

Got my ticket for when you are going to be in Atlanta (May 2nd).
Can't Wait!!

Milly Milz said...

Keep doing you and that whats make you different from the other rappers.

annie_ said...

aww, what happened? did sumone get offended or upset at what u said? well, i love ur music. can't wait till the album comes out!

deka said...

I honestly feel like cry when I see you post stuff like this It just lets us know you’re human and you make mistake just like we do .Drake you have inspired me in many ways all I ask of you is to keep it real like you have all ways done.

With love Deka Abokar

deka said...

I honestly feel like cry when I see you post stuff like this It just lets us know you’re human and you make mistake just like we do .Drake you have inspired me in many ways all I ask of you is to keep it real like you have all ways done.

With love Deka Abokar

Milly Milz said...

oh yeah & I will see you May 2nd at the Loft. YAY!

SoHotToTrot said...

Drizzy I feel you. I use my blog to be honest and express my feelings and just today the wrong person read the wrong thing. But shit, I had to keep it real with them too, and I stood by what I had wrote and it wound up solving a little bit of the problem. But you are who you are and you think what you think whether somebody knows about it or not. Hey, they say honesty's the best policy.

Khand30 said...

your statement is far from necessary. Music is moving into a direction where rules and regulations are being bent all the time. Today things are more socially acceptable and all one can really do to counter that, and remain independent is stay true, real and honest...and until you manipulate those I dont see you having any problems from continuing to grow.

much love and respect...
Derek Khan

P.s whats good with your facebook? you still on, or just increased the security settings...cuz I been with you on there for a minute and its unfortunate its unavailable for me...look for my add, or please find me real quick once again Derek Khan khand30@uwosh.edu-thanks

things that make you go hmmm said...

Thank you :)

BeautifulBlackGirls said...
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Miss Dee said...

Being unafraid to offend is one of the true markers of a man...

foxxy said...

yup.

nemo said...

Yo drake man I never comment but yo ur bein truthful nd thas what makes you great gz keep up the good wrk ur a great rapper nd my top 3 favorite

P.s. We need that new music drake lol we need that dnt yall agree people of ovo

More music More music 

Life Has No Script! said...

Keep spitting from that real P.O.V. Drake, the game needs someone to be personal with it.

Jai. said...

You should blog more.

Oh and I have pics from Drake's FIRST solo concert in the U.S. on my blog.

ch, ch, ch, check em out.

Brii said...

I adore you. You have got to be one of the realest people on Earth! It's insane. Keep up the amazing work.
Much loveee
<3.

torrie. victoria. said...

name is drizzy. aint nobody realer? well said.

. .:T.I.P:. . said...

well the Lovely Ladies of 1309 @ Howard University LOVE U!!! :) Keep doing what ur doing..

ladreec said...

Today PPl are so concerned with trying to please everybody and give people piles of shxt just so they can stay satisfied . And there are very few artists who are really willing to lay it out as it is. No bullshxt just straight truth. Which is what everybody needs every now and then. A dose of truth never does a body bad. So by all means spit the truth and ppl can either hate it or love it.

oBigBusiness said...

Yo man just do you. If we(your fans) get offended by anything we'll forgive man. Its hard to find real talent in this industry.

Respect. oBigBusiness

dave said...

I think it has something to do with a girl named Aleysha.

albertbarrios2001 said...

drake do as ya want and say what you please and get that "chain snatch flow they say get it off your chest"

i feel ya

Greyson Esprit said...

I know I have commented this shit twice already...

but I can probably apply every bar of every verse to some situation I have been in...

dope man, pure dopeness

Greyson @ KnowsNoBounds.BlogSpot.Com

AUNTY M said...

What people tend to forget is that when you are being "Honest" and directing your music towards a memory of something or someone that you love(d)and that someone knows its about them, they are only human and it is disrespecful.


And in a song not all is truth, there are negatives as well, and if you're gonna be honest, then really be honest thru and thru. Although you did the right thing by apologizing you, should have also directed it to the person not the fans or the world. As you did in your songs and interviews, if its for your ex say then say its for your ex, I mean she IS the one who asked for the apology isnt she?

Smoove said...

You cant make everybody happy but at the end of the day as long as you stay true to yourself your fans will stay true to you.


2 up
Smoove

Smoove said...

Keep doing what you do best, and that's keeping it real. yout real fans will stay true to you at the end of the day

-Smoove!

MorganP said...

dont apologize for making people feel.

i think people should feel a lot more from music then they do. your lyrics are powerful and strike feelings and without that they would just be lines but because i feel like you put your heart into it i can connect more and feel more from your words.

people that cant face and reflect on themselves without feeling attacked or hurt dont need to be listening to real music as yours is..

i hope you never stop making me feel with your words drake..

sorry for rambling just sticking my thoughts out there ..

s0leofaqueen said...

Your music motivates me, keep doing what you're doing. Your #1 fan, seriously, INDIA.

Maiyya said...

Drake you are the most amazing person ever..You're honest,smart,and so talented..come to ATL soon..

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