Drake knocked out a great interview with Chuck Creekmur over at AllHipHop.
Drizzy speaks on his album, Lil Wayne, punchline flow and how he doesn’t want it on his album any longer. He even references a line from Ludacris. People are going to start think shots are fired but I don’t think it is. It’s just his opinion.
AllHipHop.com: Which is more important to you, So Far Gone or Thank Me Later?
Drake: They both are important for different reasons. You know So Far Gone is what got me here. A lot of people were like if you had added “Best I Ever Had” to this album then it would have been crazy. But it never could have and it just happened the way it happened it just not possible. And Thank Me Later I guess we will see how important it is. If I do win some awards and if I do break some records this year, then it will be important in its own right. It’s also a great thing to get off my back. It was a solid body of work and it had an incredible first week and we did some great things. It was a pretty epic rollout and I think this is the bar that we keep raising. Next album who knows, I think maybe next album we can do the release concert in Dubai and I will jump off a building and land into the back of a drophead Phantom.
AllHipHop.com: How much do Young Money artists bounce off each other? I noticed you have similar inflections and cadences or rhyme patterns. I noticed this one thing that Nicki said, “It’s going down. Basement.”
Drake: Well, that flow has been killed by so many rappers. And, I never want to use that flow again in life. [Laughs] I wanted to take if off my album, because I was like, “I shut ‘em down. Onyx.” I hate the fact that that rhyme is still in there. To be honest, that flow, you can trace it back to like…I trace it back to Big Sean (artist on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music). That’s the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse. I’ll give him that credit. I think Kanye got it from him. Me and Wayne found a dope way to do it. I don’t want to sound cocky, but the best way its been used was on “Forever.” Those lines just all individually make so much sense. They’re all punchlines. Then a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I don’t want to offend somebody…I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] “It’s a parade! MACY’S!”
At that point, you never want to use it.