Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Name: Drake Name of Tour: Club Paradise Tour Describe your team in three words: Loyal, honest, hungry. What is your favorite memory so far of working with this team of individuals? We spend each day creating new memories…so my fondest is always the most recent. Where is the strangest place you’ve ever performed? In a barnyard full of horseshit. What is the most fun part of touring? Having a great crowd that just wants to sing loud and go hard. What is the hardest part of your touring? Staying healthy. Is there anyone not pictured who is integral to making your show happen? My entire band and production team and all my fans. Do you have any lucky charms? Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock on DVD. I always have it looping on my bus just to remind myself no matter what, you can always turn your situation into a great show. What are your pre-show rituals? Vocal warm-up, prayer, and a shot of Henny. What are some of your essential backstage items? Any special food or beverage? Listerine spray, chicken dishes, fresh clothes. If you could play anywhere, where would it be? Toronto. What is the biggest misconception about being backstage or on the road? That it’s not everything it’s cracked up to be…’cause it is.

vmagazine

104 comments:

Suarez_1795 said...

Realest shit I hear is always from you, Drizzy. I guess that's expected from the realest nigga in the game

Suarez_1795 said...

Follow me at OVOXO_Suarez.

charliepoll said...

Cant wait till London gonna be insane

EllsB_OVO said...

He gives me more and more reasons to love his persona each and everytime he speaks... I swear.

RellyRellz said...

I really wish i could've done background work for Drizzy, sounds like his crew has mad fun everyday.

HAUNTED-FASHION said...

Great inspiration. great work.

ovoxo

Anonymous said...

http://dylanbrubacherstudios.tumblr.com/


check this kid hes dope!!!

Anonymous said...

Where is the strangest place you’ve ever performed? In a barnyard full of horseshit.

really??

Ew. LOOOOOOOOOO wow bro

genesis..... said...

ohh, theyy lovin the crew!!;)
drizzy always saying the realest shit.
&&club paradise tour was one of the best concerts i been to soo far.
ovoxo

Anonymous said...

my love for u is so surreal since 2008 baby and i've been loyal to u ever since

hell. yeah, fucking right. said...

Interviews are like confessions.
Get the fuck up out my dressing room confusing me with questions.
Like,
Do you love this shit?
Are you high right now?
Do you ever get nervous?
Are you single?
I heard you fucked your girl, is it true?
You getting money?
You think them niggas you with, is with you?

Drizzy said...

Damn @genesis. Looking especially like a dyme. At the risk of sounding brash or rappery. I hope to see you out on tour.

Anonymous said...

RellyRellz said...
I really wish i could've done background work for Drizzy, sounds like his crew has mad fun everyday.



^
you wish you could get it from one of them in your background. you'se a hoe :o j/k

Anonymous said...

ive had you on my mind since Degrassi...my first cd of you wasnt so far gone but a mix called Drake n Bake:)

Drizzy_Music_Luvva' said...

That's what I <3 about u Drizzy -- u always "Keep It Real"!!!

YOLO :)

cpwear said...

jealous down

GiNA* said...

Was this published before? I'm pretty sure I read this... lol

Anonymous said...

uhhhh... hunchback much?

Seana said...

12/03/11 The Best concert i have been to EVER!!!!! "Hartford show me a good muthafuckin time!!!" He definatly showed us a good time!!! I was on such a natural high the whole time he was performing!!!

Anonymous said...

words from the misty mouth that you never faget,im pround of you,you did just what i would of did and for that im thankfull.though trust that i ment well you think.no matter what i will always love ya.

Kyle said...

What's it gonna take to get u out here in PA drizzy?

Anonymous said...

drizzy! 5 more days!

NewEra said...

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Amy said...

Is it weirder that I want to have been there in that barn full of horseshit? lol I can imagine it to have been a fun time, had I been drunk. But still. lol

ColeCo. said...

Girl I know Take Care. The real Take Care.


Toronto's Own

Fireworks said...

Feb 24th Club Paradise it's a date!!! Can't wait to see Drizzy perform...floor seats!!!

Babyamez said...

TORONTO!! <3
Drizzy I'm from TO and I'm at Memphis, couldn't help but thinking they happen to be where your hometowns are..
Saw you at Nashville! man I was yelling Torontooooo!
I love you and your music, keep it up <3

BonafideSexyG said...

Haven't said 'Hi' in awhile... I have day and night classes now. I'm in class 8 hours every other day with 3-4 hour study groups. I can't go any harder!!! :)

It's been especially busy with Black History Month in full swing. There are plenty of activities, and of course, I volunteer for everything. I really wish more would be done for inner-city kids. Their home life is rough and they are so susceptible to street life -- drugs and crime and whatnot... It's so sad. I watched the saddest documentary of a preachers son in D.C. that was stabbed to death. They finally caught the boy who committed the murder, but it was too late. Kids get killed on the streets everyday, and it's just heartbreaking. It never should have happened in the first place. I think if you get a chance, definitely do something great for those kids in D.C. They surely need that.

Aubrey, you need to pull your pants up!!! I can see your underwear. :) Sorry, I just wouldn't be me unless I said something to that effect. :) Stay busy... Good luck with your CP tour. Have a Great day!!!
LOVE,
-M

Anonymous said...

^^^

zzzz...

Killer_Love said...

Interesting..

Killer_Love said...

Keep your head up, your doing great

toronto said...

I heard this guy doing his thing in the booth at Cherry Sound the other day over random Drake samples. He's from Toronto as well. Think his name was like Terry or something? Not sure, but if he's another one of these XO guys - then their team is really about to blow. Lol, like they haven't already.

OVOXOTORONTO'SOWN

Anonymous said...

http://www.ddotomen.com/2012/02/24/jon-b-reacts-to-drake-sample-on-take-care/

helloeternalyouth said...

trill

maryam said...

cannot wait till the uk tour...sooo excited sheffield is going to be great with drizzy
YOLO!!

Anonymous said...

Used to be embarrassed to go to the bathroom and take a long piss
Now the girl's love the bathroom counter while I'm giving long dick
A few of the changes that came with money Cash Money Fame the fucking fame
Girl, don't waste our time try'na complain
I, yea I know I changed, you, you know I changed
I-I-I-I-I still fuck with you though, and the crew stil the same
Ayy


-connoisseurial

Anonymous said...

Drake, u look like a buttered biscuit on stage,cuh!! hahah

GOOD DAY, OLIVER.LOOOOO

r.amin said...

Can I get tickets to the show in New Orleans? It's sold out

Gangzta MInd said...

follow me on twitter for DRAKE REMIXES ETC..ETc.. http://twitter.com/gangztamind yes thats @GangztaMind

dnyx said...

What Yhall Gettin Me for my bday???

Dnyx said...

On Thursday it'll be my birthday, I'll get high if I want to
can't deny that I want you, but I'll lie if I have to!!!

dnyx said...

Leap year to Mehhh

Dnyx said...

We got all the
OVOXO Crew in d' playlist!!!
Even Pawncho on it !!!

Rosanne Rutherford said...

So, socialism is all well and good, but lacks substance, as isms often do. Isms are ideological and abstract, people going all out to raise awareness and moolah for their organizations, believing social activism is somehow going to fill hungry stomachs. I would rather be able to eat and pay my rent and the medicine I need daily to avoid the horrors of low-income healthcare, where the freelance eugenicists are always looking weeds to yank. All the "activists" ever do is scream about hohow fucked up it is that rich people wont share. Their broke asses don't share unless they are sure to get at least twice as much back, and they always have 20 million excuses as to why they dont feed the hungry or find homes for the homeless. The conconversation is nice, but somebody's got to do the work.

Which brings me to my main point: there are women who listen to Drizzy's songs (especially the heart on the sleeve songs) automatically go Fantasy Island, where she is the smartest baddest sexiest gangster bitch intellectual nympho he ever met, and she can outdo all the other 20 million groupies with the mission in mind. Sorry to disappoint you all, but he met that chick seven years ago, and we are still in love, and forever will be. Just like won't find true love shaking your expensively clad booty at the club, you can't win Drake's heart with a few clever comments on his blog. Nice try, though.

Rosanne Rutherford said...

So, socialism is all well and good, but lacks substance, as isms often do. Isms are ideological and abstract, people going all out to raise awareness and moolah for their organizations, believing social activism is somehow going to fill hungry stomachs. I would rather be able to eat and pay my rent and the medicine I need daily to avoid the horrors of low-income healthcare, where the freelance eugenicists are always looking weeds to yank. All the "activists" ever do is scream about hohow fucked up it is that rich people wont share. Their broke asses don't share unless they are sure to get at least twice as much back, and they always have 20 million excuses as to why they dont feed the hungry or find homes for the homeless. The conconversation is nice, but somebody's got to do the work.

Which brings me to my main point: there are women who listen to Drizzy's songs (especially the heart on the sleeve songs) automatically go Fantasy Island, where she is the smartest baddest sexiest gangster bitch intellectual nympho he ever met, and she can outdo all the other 20 million groupies with the mission in mind. Sorry to disappoint you all, but he met that chick seven years ago, and we are still in love, and forever will be. Just like won't find true love shaking your expensively clad booty at the club, you can't win Drake's heart with a few clever comments on his blog. Nice try, though.

amber rose said...

“Wiz knows that I’ve never loved a man the way I love him. He knows that, he’s very secure with that. He knows that know matter what I would never go back to that, and he also knows that I haven’t talked in so long–so nobody really knows my side of the story. No-one knows what I’ve been through. The things that I’ve had to deal with when Kanye made his album. And he talked reckless about me on his album. And then I have people throwing things at me in the street because they’re fans of Kanye’s.”

kevin campbell said...

‘I didn’t know who Drake was, I figured it was her hood or some sh*t, not some goofnugget R&B dude.’

‘F*ck you’ to that tattoo artist by the way because you’re an asshole for real. You should lose your job and never do tattoos again and I don’t f*ck with you and if I ever see you I’m going to f*ck you up.’

‘Drake sent his security detail into the shop to inform me that “nobody is going to hurt Drake in the state of California.”. I don’t remember ever saying I was going to hurt him, but maybe they were referring to his feelings.’

‘Guess you could call it sorted out. When Drake was in LA last, he parked out front of the shop and sent in his huge security dude. Calling Drake “soft” was like calling Justin Bieber a p**sy. I kinda feel bad for the dude now. Drake said he would beat my ass, not me. Now I’m just embarrassed for him. He made himself look like a weenie. I just think it’s funny that he made the threats and when I actually responded, he sent in the troops.’

'Ha! I didn’t know Drake was ’bout ‘that life?!’ He needs to chill with all that!'

Anonymous said...

Um...... Df why is amber rose posting about wiz i dont care about him at this point i like wiz and his music but dang this is not about him the last time i checked i was on ovo's blog not taylor gang and,people must be really bored af to pose as people smh lame ass people now days.

S.African Love said...

Rosanne rutherford (rolling eyes)

Rosanne Rutherford said...

To Amber, girl dont listen to them vampire vultures from hell, psycho hose beasts. Between them and the black white supremacists who enslave and murder their own women and children, when they are not pimping and raping us, they devote much of their time to the hunting&gathering.of hoes as the never ending thanklessjob of indoctrinating these living dead bitches to go fuck with people like you and me.
Stay strong sister. And fuck anonymous take that cliquem shit back to the kkk crowd

Rosanne Rutherford said...

To Amber, girl dont listen to them vampire vultures from hell, psycho hose beasts. Between them and the black white supremacists who enslave and murder their own women and children, when they are not pimping and raping us, they devote much of their time to the hunting&gathering.of hoes as the never ending thanklessjob of indoctrinating these living dead bitches to go fuck with people like you and me.
Stay strong sister. And fuck anonymous take that cliquem shit back to the kkk crowd

Anonymous said...

nat king cole-every time I feel the spirit. Luv

Anonymous said...

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh, your fucking sexy .. <33

Anonymous said...

i like the interview draggle rock

ashley said...

you be putting me in my feelings sometimes lol but thats a good thing. your music moves and i feel lik without it.....my life would be a little hard to understand. but......so my school said that your concert was at the time of our graduation ao it messed up the schedual. may be too much to ask for but i learned that if i dont i wont get anywhere lol:) could i have tickets to your show:)

Anonymous said...

Where is sexy Noah these days?
Who's record is he working on while Drake is touring?

Anonymous said...

DRAKE U OFF TODAY...
REST UUUUUUP=]

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous, whose record??? Drake's cousine,maybe?? P. Reign?? iono~

Anonymous said...

drake is Russell playing today? i Get to c him next month:p :p & 1 for the road
:p

Fireworks said...

Wow!!! Drake was off the hook on Friday...one of the best experiences ever!!! Didnt think it was possible but like him even more now...
His voice!!! OMG simply love that voice...Can't wait for the next one...

Drizzy baby you sure did your thing!!!

Love always.....

Anonymous said...

To @anon... I think Forty is working on an r&b record
for a female artist.... and I don't mean nicki

Anonymous said...

Drake u & rihanna on the radio!!!
"we know"

take care take care take care etc.

Rosanne Rutherford said...

Would cousin P. Reign be the fellyfelrellyrelnellynel, mr. knock-the-crickets out-9the-grass?

Anonymous said...

I like Drake and all, but what kind of Jewish boy has an Egyptian symbol as his logo?

kittykatie said...

only makes me love you more.

Anonymous said...

The Jews use to be in Egypt. Now they are everywhere so stfu

Anonymous said...

Exactly! Egyptians dont like Jews. Read a bible or history book or something.

Anonymous said...

I ain't a hater but im just trying to figure this out.

Anonymous said...

There are Egyptian Jews so why don't you read or something?

Anonymous said...

And just because there were German Jews, didnt mean that they were or are Nazi. See what im saying.

Anonymous said...

Its really no biggie but whoever idea it was to use the logo got drake kinda looking like crooked I from slaughter house with that flickted tattoo. I mean really, somebody shoulda told him

Anonymous said...

Historically, Muslims and Jews don't usually get along either...
However Forty (who is Muslim) and Drake (who is Jewish) kinda show
how stupid history can be.

Anonymous said...

religion tries to separate folks... God is Love

Ashae said...

OVO Crew do their thing pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

You have a good point about how historical differences are not really valid today at least in North America. I am black and from the deep south and some of my best friends have been white and some of them drove thier daddys camo trucks with rebel flags all over them. While we were friends and teammates, I wouldn't be caught dead riding in that s**t! But Drake has busted down so many door by his country, race, and background, its kinda unfair to hold him to high ethical and religious standards also. But to people who know better, it looks like he is riding in that rebel flag truck.

Brittney Byrd Ridley said...

Damm when ever I get the time...I might just creat an account on here but idk......I'm not too sure
about that one though

Erika said...

Nice interview!! I'm really glad I gave you that Jimi Hendrix collection and SuperHeavy CD when I met you in Toronto ,Enjoy it...Keep giving us greatness

The_Realiest_Lady said...

Drake why do I always think about you? Your on my mind a lot, I can't help it..I wanna meet you so bad & see how you really are. For some crazy reason I feel a good vibe from you & your right. There is so much miscommunication across this nation idk what to believe. I'm sticking with my feelings until I really get to know you, hopefully someday :-)

S.African Love said...

Is it not amazing how certain individuals can turn something so innocent into an arguement about race and religion....I'm just saying

The_Realiest_Lady said...

I'm not obsessed. I just genuinely show my Love for you Mr. Drake Graham. A lady like me doesn't have anyone to distract me with your hot body. I honestly like you better when you were singing & rapping more. That was so damn sexy. Don't change for nobody please & if you had any bad experiences just know that everyone is different. At your best you are loved, I hope I meet you @ your best one day :-)

The_Realiest_Lady said...

I guess not everybody can handle that..you are special & I'm sorry if I blew up your head. Stay Real & Humble. You are in my heart.

Stephanie_OvOxO said...

Drake you keep it 100 and I must say I love you for that!! Not too many men keep it real. You sing and rap about true feelings and No BULLSHIT.. love how you express your feelings and you dont care what people have to say. Everytime I hear your voice you make my heart smile:)<3. Been with you since Degrassi, So Far Gone, Thank me later etc...and I must say you have been killing it!! I'm always looking forward to see and hear what will be next!! You bring soo much to the table. Fuck the haters, you have us your fans that do fuck with you!! I hope one day I get the opportunity to actually talk and kick it with a guy that keeps it real which would be YOU! Cant wait till you come back to dallas. By the way Club Paradise Tour was the shit!! You and the crew showed mad love to everybody in Dallas/Arlington!! We all love you. Thanks for the shout out at UTA I was the one in the very front row with the ipad. You don't know how much it means to me:) and although I didn't get to see you at zouk cause of you being sick, my love for you is bigger then ever:)) hope ur feeling better
Thanks <3 you
See you soon---OvOxO

Toronto City said...

ovoovo

Anonymous said...

what city is mu favorite meat head in now?

Anonymous said...

Best concert I've been to by far! Kendrick Lamar and A$AP beasted it! Drizz, you killed it!!!!

AllofaSudan said...

Hell Yeah Fuckin' Right C;

Anonymous said...

Love dis man... Wish I could meet you in the flesh

The_Realiest_Lady said...

You still wanna try my steak? I told you I make the best :-)

The_Realiest_Lady said...

I wanna try some tree from Canada I know you guys have some good shit! Shit I wanna go camping out there one day. The view is amazing! I could bring my teepee :-)

The_Realiest_Lady said...

It would be so cool if I smoked with you one day. We would have so much shit to talk about. I have so much I wanna say to you & ask you. That would be the best experience to have a little debate with Drake :-)

The_Realiest_Lady said...

You would have me talking for hours, shit I'm gonna be rapping. Rapping all night long, going back & forth until the sun rises & we can't talk anymore smh

The_Realiest_Lady said...

That would be the best experience to experience nature out in the woods or on a mountain somewhere. Just me & you rapping about any & everything, no one else. Seeping in a tint or cabin with a warm fire, cozy blankets, loud packs & good food...HYFR

sunshine2586 said...

That's dat drizzy! Muah xoxo

Anonymous said...

sounds great realest lady! Can I come along?

Anonymous said...

I tweet a lot on twitter & I feel the same way about you. I wanna say things like: Nigga why don't you fuckin hit me up anymore? & why you fuckin with me? But I don't....Real Talk

The_Realiest_Lady said...

I don't think you would want to come. Me & Drake would be arguing, I don't think you would want to see us argue. It would get really nasty...

Anonymous said...

I lost my phone a while back so I don't have that number anymore

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Deejay Whittle said...

Best Watched in Full Screen~
That OVO and that XO yo girl at my next show. #AndTHATSReallyHOWimPUTTINitDOWN
FresnosUnderground.Blogspot.Com
Drake - Crew Love Video on the page. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Why would you be bickering @ realest? No need to. Get nasty in a good way?

The_Realiest_Lady said...

Idk, Drake knows everything, he could tell you everything.

Shayla said...

Okay drop the Henny and get some Jack Daniel's.... just sayin...

Anonymous said...

Drake, I just had my upper lip waxed and they ripped the skin off my face! Ouch :/