There’s Amanda Bynes’s obsession with Drake, and then there’s mine on the level right below. If I could have only two artists on my iPod, it would be Drake and Frank Ocean. I’m in love with how easy it is to relate to his music.
He said it himself at the beginning of Headlines:
I heard once that they would rather hear about memories than enemies , rather hear what was or what will be than what is, rather hear how you got it over how much it cost you, rather hear about finding yourself and how you lost you ,rather you make this an open letter about family and struggle and it taking forever about hearts that you’ve broken and ties that you’ve severed, no doubt in my mind that will make them feel better.
In honour of this week’s release of Nothing Was The Same, my least favourite Drake album so far but still freaking fantastic, here are my favourite quotes:
Started from the bottom, now we here. Nigga we made it. – Tuscan Leather
When you’re going crazy at the club and ‘Started from The Bottom’ comes up, it’s like- I’m in here with my beautiful friends, the best DJ ever AND we’ve ordered 3 bottles of Dom Perignon with 3 more on the way. Forget that this is courtesy of our parents money or next month’s rent, WE HAVE MADE IT. And at that moment, you’re basking in your delusion and it feels effing amazing.
I just been plottin’ on the low, schemin’ on the low. The farthest thing from perfect like everyone I know.- Furthest Thing
Girl, don’t treat me like a stranger. Girl, you know I’ve seen you naked. -Furthest Thing
Dude, I’ve always wondered how people who have seen each other naked can then act like complete strangers the next day? You saw my stretch marks in all their glory means that we should at the very least, spend the whole of the next week texting each other! Don’t you think? There, I just put myself on the list of ’10 worst people you can have a one-night stand with’.
Niggas talk more than bitches these days.- Own It
Not the most refined sentence. But, I tweeted this the other day. Have you noticed it too? Where in hell are all the men?!
I love me. I love me enough for the both of us.- From Time
I love that this statement is open to numerous interpretations. This is how I see it- I love myself enough to be able to know what true love is and what I deserve from you. A love that is not competitive, jealous or overly-reliant. We both have our individual lives despite the fact that we’ve built a life together. This life loves me and it loves you simultaneously. Because of that, you won’t have to teach me how to love myself.
Moment I stop having fun with it, I’ll be done with it. - Too Much
Exactly how I feel about my blog.
She used to say you can be whoever you want, even yourself. I show up knowing exactly who I was and never leave as myself. – Connect
Money got my whole family going backwards. No dinners, no holidays, no nothing. There’s issues at hand that we’re not discussing. -Too Much
Word? It’s interesting to hear how celebrities deal with stardom. Not being rich, I think of how many issues wouldn’t be if I was. I feel like if I had $50 million in my bank account, we’d be doing dinners, holidays and constantly living the good life. It’s crazy to think that a lot of money can change family relationships for the worse. I guess biggie wasn’t lying about Mo Money, Mo Problems.
It ain’t about who did it first. It’s about who did it right. – Wu-Tang Forever
DUHHH. Look what is happening to Blackberry. This acts as a lesson in never getting too comfortable.
Wish you would learn to love people and use things. And not the other way around. – Connect
Drake has pushed mainstream hip-hop into corners that many are afraid to explore for fear of being considered as less masculine, forcing hip-hop to entertain introspection. He never made a song that I couldn’t relate to, even if marginally and it doesn’t take 20 listens to decipher his punch lines. It’s his honest reflections on the most human things in life that his fans appreciate the most- the way he articulates feelings that you thought it was only you who felt.