“As a 23-year-old kid, that's what I strive for: money, cars, clothes, now furniture – material things,” he said. “That's what we're conditioned to think happiness is. But are we on the right path? Is it possible to find love, to enable you to enjoy all this stuff? I'm a young man of substance. I don't like chasing empty connections. That's what my album is going to be about: my new situation, about me getting a firm grasp on it, and then trying to find the missing component.”

Read the article here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Globe & Mail's Arts Person of the Year


Anoby said...

that was the most interesting article i ever read of an artist, lol

mad interesting life hes lived

Shayla said...

“As a 23-year-old kid, that's what I strive for: money, cars, clothes, now furniture – material things,” he said. “That's what we're conditioned to think happiness is. But are we on the right path? Is it possible to find love, to enable you to enjoy all this stuff? I'm a young man of substance. I don't like chasing empty connections. That's what my album is going to be about: my new situation, about me getting a firm grasp on it, and then trying to find the missing component.”

I love that, even if it's just lip service. That's just interesting to me that he'd say that.

Nteague1 said...

Oh yes, Drake invite me over

Nteague1 said...

I get sick in the morning after clubbing, so I hope the guest bedroom is already fully furnished & decorated.

Nteague1 said...

...'cause I need to be by myself.

Nteague1 said...

Goodnite finely, grated parmesan cheese. Not you Oliver, damn!! You can be some white chocolate in the Hershey's Kisses Swirl.

Shayla said...

Hey, Oliver, how you gonna change the post after I posted my comment...I put that quote on there first...
told you it was interesting...

Millz said...

“As a 23-year-old kid, that's what I strive for: money, cars, clothes, now furniture – material things,” “That's what we're conditioned to think happiness is. But are we on the right path? Is it possible to find love, to enable you to enjoy all this stuff? I'm a young man of substance. I don't like chasing empty connections" -Drake

*It is, but as intelligent as you are & based on the life your living it'll be even more of a challenge. Love.. True Love is hard enough to even get get a hold of. It has to be a want..a need even. Not saying you have to spend every second of the day searching for it, but if it is important your heart will yearn. Miss it even thoo you've never experienced it, feel alone in a room full of 1000, confuse the ppl who don't deserve us for the one we've been longing for. May have gotten a bit off topic, Didn't mean to bore you guys lol.. All in all "A lonely heart knows no limits, an intelligent mind can never free itself, & a lifetime without Love isn't a life at all." -Jamila

Unknown said...

wsup drake! check the Money To Blow remix.. Pay Off MY LOans!


Shayla said...

I actually feel the opposite, I think true love is when you're not looking for it. When you just do you and that attracts the yin to your yang and you are a new person with this person, you balance them, they balance you.


LiLMeXiCo said...

That's wassup, mayne! really liked this article.. cant be mad at at him for being a man of substance and not chasing empty connections... can definately relate to his thoughts N feelins about this "new situation" he finds himself in.. I'm a young, successful 23-yr old myself maybe not as successful as Drake, but then again, all depends how you measure success.. but anyhow, hate empty connections.. one of the reasons I can count my close friends in one hand and not really too concerned with keeping up with what society thinks will make one happy, I do and act in a way that makes ME happy and F the rest.. but back to the album, looking forward to it! :o)

Unknown said...

you all need to post this on the site, acapella of 'money to blow' from NBC's Sing Off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agAdm9gn-w4&feature=player_embedded (found on Nahright.com)

Shayla said...

Deep, I guess he does read these...

J$ said...


Anonymous said...

true.. i felt the same way growing up, in the end i stop looking for that missing component and thats when he came.. always expect the unexpected.. also my current boyfriend didn't expect us to like this.. it was mutual..

squeak said...

What I like most about Drake is his outlook on making it, its not all about what every other Tom, Dick, and Harry wants. He wears little to no jewelry most of the time and brands you cant identify in upscale city mall. He's just like every ordinary guy except for his ambition to succeed! Thats why I admire him so much ... its a breath of fresh air in the hip hop world, but more importantly for the fans. I hope he gets to take home those grammies, its just another slap in the face to whoever tries to argue with me about whose the best rapper coming out of 2009! A young phenom is on the movie and im listening!!

-A dedicated "Thank Me Later" anticipator:)

Shayla said...

So all I want to know is, how can I get some free Ultra VIP tickets for the new years party???

Hunny_Tast-E said...

I looovvve this article..it's showing the compassionate side of an artist wanting what love money can't buy. Dont worry Drizzy...you'll meet me soon ;) lol but naw, I'm excited for your passion Drake.

Susana said...

That comment is the reason why Im such a big fan. You're only 23 but your wisdom seems older than your years. You deserve a great girl..... " looking for a woman that I should wife, who got just the right amount of loyalty in em but still anticipate us living the good life" ;)

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Anonymous said...

I think ik wut u mean by the "missing component". U cant truelly be happy til u find someone u can live life with and never be bored. Like i tell my future wife all the time "all the p***y in the world couldn't make me forget how much i love you" a true pimp can admit that. Keep makin that deep wifey music drizzy and ima keep listenin. Peace

AP said...

I think the missing component is God. The spirituality; the morals of right and wrong in society, the industry, bureaucracy, everything. I think that's what's missing. Hope you find what you're looking for.

Fame said...

Love this quote. Gives me hope for brotha's, for the future, and for my own art.

Unknown said...

I like the way he works with words.. man he's getting interviews left and right :)

IslandChynaDoll said...

I relate to this article - and from the lyrics - I am not surprised he would feel that way. It also speaks to his character - says he's aware of the trappings of fame - it will keep him grounded - and faith in God will see him through.

As someone who is a hybrid of two cultures - I can relate.

Looking forward to getting to know him better through music.

Unknown said...

I hope and Pray that Drake continues to succeed he has a magnificant head on his shoulders. Not only does he speak his mind but he uses the knowledge that he aquired growing infant to man.Yo Drake continue to stand tall be the man most of these wack rappers can't be.Thats right I said can't instead of could you the man 4sho. Stay real this is Dyamand keeping it real bu.

Anonymous said...

I was laughing when I watched this and noticed how far drake has came .


keep improving nd never give up:-)

Shayla said...

So I actually thought about this again, how do we know he's even talking about loving a person, maybe it's just the love of what you do with who you are...finding happiness in what you love even if that thing isn't a person...

I know this post is old, but it's just a thought...

ReplacementGirl said...

Seriously, i totally agree with Anoby. He's just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing!!!!!!!!!

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