Drake chopped it up with Zane Lowe for an in depth interview which gave somewhat more insight on his new album VIEWS. In the segment he explains that the theme is centered around the change of seasons in Toronto, so creating the album in “The 6” was essential. Drizzy sheds light on how he isn’t on speaking terms with label mate and friend Nicki Minaj, as well as his feelings about The Weeknd and the chemistry between him and Future.
Drake describes this as his best vocal performance in terms of singing. We also learn why Pop Style was kind of awkward with Jay Z only having a few bars and ultimately being a solo song. The 6 God speaks highly of Kanye West and reveals their close friendship and working relationship. Listen below.
about working with Kanye West
“We live up the street from each other. I’ll pull up at his house and see what he’s doing. We’ll just sit and collaborate, that’s what music is all about. ‘Ye is one of my favorite people. Period. In the world man. I love ‘Ye. I grew up with [Kanye] as a role model, he is a reason I am here right.”
“We were supposed to do a mixtape together or an album together.”
On The Weeknd:
“At the end of the day, that’s my guy. We’re from the same city, we grew up with the same goal. We spent real time, we put in real work together. I’m proud of his success but…I have nothing but love for everyone over there.”
On Nicki Minaj:
“I don’t really talk to Nicki. I understand what love is, and I understand her situation. She dealt with me how I expected her to, with class.”