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Drake Recalls Always Wanting To Be As Important As Lil Wayne & Confirms He Is Not Directly Signed To Young Money Any More [Video]

Thu, Dec 26, 2019 by

Drake Recalls Always Wanting To Be As Important As Lil Wayne, Discusses His Work Ethic & Confirms He Is Not Directly Signed To Young Money Any More

For a surprise on Christmas Day, RapRadar and TIDAL released a brand new 2-hour interview with Drake that took place at his amazing new home in Toronto, Canada.

At the start of their conversation, Drizzy revealed that his goal at first was to be as important as his “mentor” Lil Wayne and that he does not think anyone in music before or after will ever have the same work ethic as what Wayne has.

After talking about Tunechi‘s “most insane work ethic”, the 6 God then recalled witnessing Tune record 4 – 5 classics in one night and seeing Kobe Bryant walk in on the tour bus during his very first meeting with Weezy to get an early release of Tha Carter III on an iPod.

Later on in the interview, Drake mentioned Lil Wayne will always be one of his favorite music artists, how a lot of things changed when he went to jail in 2010, how Wayne doesn’t listen to no other artists when he is in album mode, and confirmed he is not signed to Young Money any more.

You can check out Drizzy Drake‘s full conversation with Elliott Wilson and B. Dot in the video below, which also includes him speaking on Kanye West, Pusha T, Meek Mill, Serena Williams, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Tyler The Creator, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Young Thug, and much more!

“I think when I first started out, I just wanted to be as important as Lil Wayne. Because I felt like nobody was ever going to be as big as Lil Wayne during ‘Lollipop’ times, ‘Tha Carter III’ times. You know I just never seen rap be that, it was such a bright flash ball, I just never seen it look so massive and so big.

Remember I’m on tour with the guy, so I’m at his shows, I’m watching everything. By the way I don’t think that anybody ever in music, from now and before and the future, I don’t know if there will ever be anybody that will work harder than that guy. So that was a big thing that I paid attention to as well, he has the most insane work ethic.

There was nothing like Wayne, I used to watch Wayne cut like 4 or 5 classics in one night, joints that would just go on to be mind-blowing. He would get 4 verses off and 2 months, 3 months later those songs would come out, I can’t believe these songs are like ‘Make It Rain’.

I think initially my goal was to be a protégé that didn’t flop. I just wanted to be somebody that was remotely as important as my mentor. From there I think a lot of things changed when Wayne went to jail.

My current situation? Well, I’ll always be involved with YMCMB imprint. But I’m just signed direct to Universal. That situation was a lot of mess that needed to be cleaned up over the years.”

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  • WEEZY

    if anyone had to take wayne’s crown i’m glad it’s someone wayne picked himself

    • King Slime Thugger

      Wayne pretty much placed it on his as opposed to drake taking it, dude been saying his aim was to get his artists to be better than him. self sabotage imo. He be skating in tears

      • WEEZY

        dude really wanted those around him to be better until they actually started being better… it’s why wayne’s ass stays in the skatepark

      • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

        you can’t a blame a man for being selfless

        • King Slime Thugger

          Don’t blame him for anything nigga, just a shame it started off on purpose and now he Kant get a hit to save his life 🙈

          • Tr1ppyb0y

            True!!! People be talkin like c3 wayne period was the shit but that was 10 years ago which means 10 years of just regular music. He got the potential to be the best but he fucked up

            • tunechi

              Fucked up how? I say this all the time wtf does Wayne have to prove to anyone anymore? Nothin he’s doin him if he releases music hear and there cool fuck it I still love the dude for what he’s done and what he’s gonna continue to do

              • Tr1ppyb0y

                So the same.could apply to em, jay z, kanye,t.i. and every other rapper but its about consistency and most important quality over quantity. He’s released a great song here and there but 1 great song for 20 bad songs aint enough. From 2010 to now u only can take 5 songs for every album and the rest is wack

                • tunechi

                  There’s way more then 5 songs man and u know it

              • HeroinWayne

                That’s no excuse not having anything to prove, if Wayne really who he think he is he should still be putting out good shit and hits. He was just as big as Drake is now. wayne just pathetic now musically.

                • Get it

                  Rap is a young person thing. If you think Wayne does not have hit. Mona Lisa? Let it fly? Are not good??? The quality is there. He’s just on another level when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not. You are clearly just hating

          • Uproar peaked 7th and stayed on the chart 20 weeks.

      • HeroinWayne

        Drake could have took it if he wanted to lol Drake could end wayne

        • Luck Harris

          Not!! Drake doesn’t write his own material man!

    • #klynzinbaby

      Drakes corny🐍 somehow

    • kushxchevys

      🔥🔥🔥 but wayne still holding that shit wayne gona show yall on funeral lol

    • Turtis

      Lol no drake was the crown of teenage girl fans but not of real rap

  • Wordplay 187

    Drake profits bout to double now since he doesn’t have so many people touching his money

    • Raz!

      mack gutted he cant leech off him no more like he does wayne

  • King Slime Thugger

    SO MUCH FUN ALBUM OF THE YEAR HEHE

  • King Slime Thugger

    Drakes run is something we’ve never seen before. Such dominance even wayne/Ye can’t fathom..

    • Raz!

      you must be too young to remember’s wayne run from 2006-2010

      • Tuned #Umar

        Nigga drake been going in for damn near 10 years straight

        • 🐐🐐

          A decade

        • YoungMoneyhandgun

          Wayne has been going STRONG since LFLS/C2 and hasn’t stopped yet. ’06-2020 and beyond

    • Turtis

      Social media bandwagon clout chasing era

      Drake’s run is due to media publicity not pure talent

      • Tuned #Umar

        Always gotta down the man

        • Turtis

          It’s true man. Drake is a joke

          • Tuned #Umar

            How

            • Turtis

              He has no substance. He has more ghosts that Scruge. He is only popular because of social media era and because people like to bop their head
              Drake is pop not rap

        • Turtis

          Just realistic man

  • RSB

    If you woke up this morning you winning

  • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

    this interview was amazing, it was a lil too long but there was so much he talked about it was worth it

  • tvsh

    Guys join the Friends & Heartbroken & Loaded group buy!! 2 leftover songs from cv + 5-6 songs leaking after the buy is complete come help!!!

  • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

    He said a nigga had AOTY then he realized how dog shit he was so he had to say somebody else too.Then he said he sent him 12 songs and he aint get on one of them mfs lol he aint even check what he sent till recently. Dumb garbage gay groupie imagine thinkin Drake gon send you a verse

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      You know, you can think multiple albums are great….just looking for reasons to hate on thug lmao you the groupie

  • Raz!

    you cant blame drake for wanting to get away from people like mack maine

  • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

    Uproar charted higher and stayed on the billboard longer than any song Young Thug had in his career #facts

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      Havanna?

      • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

        His song not a feature

    • Giraffe Boy

      is this fax?

      • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

        Uproar peak 7th 20 weeks on billboard
        Young Thug “Hot” peak 11th 18 weeks on billboard

    • Ultra Instinct Yamcha Get Hoes

      Ok and you’re saying this for what reason

  • Drake a funny guy man lol a lot of what he saying bullshit but this was a good interview

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    Fraud

  • 🐐🐐

    How do you leave a nigga who made you who you are today I don’t understand ik the contract situation went left but if it wasn’t for wayne he wouldn’t be as big as he is today 🤦🏽‍♂️ you suppose to stick by your brother through thick &ym dead without drake let’s face that fact

    • YM IS RAN REALLY POORLY

    • Lmao bro Wayne was tryna leave too what you mean

      • 🐐🐐

        I’m talking about ym not cm

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      Why would drake want to stay on a label that can’t provide for him? Lmao

    • Giraffe Boy

      weeknd did the same to drake

    • Tuned #Umar

      Nigga they had drake in a 360. Fuck allat drake always showing love but he can do what he please

  • GREAT WATCH, IT WAS A GOOD INTERVIEW FOR ONCE

  • K9OUSSAY

    I’ll say it again : business, money, social media fame , Drake runs all that now
    musically artistically lyrically no one even drake, will be bigger than lil Wayne
    and if Carter 3 area people got iPhones and Instagram thing’s will be different

  • OxRisverxO

    The discord link for those Wayne songs says its expired. I’m tryna toss in some money

  • Woodrow Taylor

    I think drake would be perfect because he has the same drive as wezzy did and still has so he would be perfect for the crown. Keep doing ya thing drake

  • Giraffe Boy

    who is left on young money?

    nicki minaj (probably be next to go), lil twist, gudda, hoodybaby, and vice versa?

    talk about trash

    • David Smith

      Nicki 100% not going anywhere

      • Patrick H

        Why would she stay?

        • David Smith

          All she do is talk YM bro why would she leave

    • King Slime Thugger

      Lmaoo euro 🤦🏽‍♂️

      • Patrick H

        Euro lazy so he may as well not be signed. Puts out 5 new songs every 5 years.

    • BRAZY WRLD #999 #24&2

      cory gunz jay jones

  • Tuned #Umar

    Heroin ?! 😳

    • OxRisverxO

      I knew it

    • OxRisverxO

      It explains why he so skinny

      • Tuned #Umar

        Damn this nigga a junkie

        • OxRisverxO

          His drug habits just lost control. Codienes a gateway drug. Wayne said he could never do heroin on the carter doc but with time his Jody got used to being so fucked up

          • Tuned #Umar

            Yeah ain’t no telling what these niggas be telling him lol ppl round him don’t really care bout that man

  • Tuned #Umar

    Yo these niggas doing heroin

  • YoungMoneyhandgun

    Drake will always and forever just be Ignant Shit to me. “I’m with it, Young Money, Cash Money soldier, my cup runneth over”

  • YoungMoneyhandgun

    The more I think about it, Drake was there when it mattered to be on YM.He was there in their heydey, when they were an actual family and jived when they needed it.. That chapter is closed, so kudos to him.

  • Young

    8 wayne songs $2000

    • Nijee

      It’s 9 songs

  • YoungMoneyhandgun

    YM between ’08-2011 was 100% untouchable

  • Santana 👽

    All I know is we need some current Wayne and Drake songs Family Feud was nice but I want some heat with a fire beat

  • SteveJobs

    Russ is my favorite rapper

  • SteveJobs

    I will sell 7 unreleased little Wayne songs for a picture of you without a shirt on or for a ziplock baggie with your chest hair /pubes

  • Swift_TrukIt

    Drake not being on yound money anymore hurts my heart 🙁

  • HeroinWayne

    Fuck Drake he is not a good rapper plus they write his raps for him, he just sounds good and he can sing well I give him that. He rides whatever wave to stay hot.

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      You sound butthurt lmao

      • Tuned #Umar

        Bro is mad

        • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

          “Drake he is not a good rapper plus they write his raps for him” literally a struggle bar

      • HeroinWayne

        No I’m not lol it’s just the truth listening to Drake rap is so average , he has a handful of rap songs I like he just has a good polished voice

    • SteveJobs

      You wanna fuck drake?

  • YMOB SO REAL

    Young money been dead since 2010 anyway but some of the niggas on young money actually got talent and Better than these new gen artist

    • Patrick H

      There’s no good management over at YM, that’s why they are better leaving.

  • SteveJobs

    I’m not gay bro wtf

  • Patrick H

    Young Thug AOTY?

    GTFO Drake.

    • SteveJobs

      Thug is best rapper of this decade faggot

  • SteveJobs

    I’m not going to assume wayne actually doing heroin, but bro just Incase ima be praying for him hella

    • Patrick H

      Hes not doing heroin.

      • SteveJobs

        You think it was fat Maine’s? I could see it being a thots or som’n also

        • Patrick H

          No I don’t but there was more than them 2 on that plane.

          • SteveJobs

            True

          • RktDaKid

            Yall don’t remember turk saying they used to do heroin back in the hot boy days?

            • Dabulls10

              Turk was a straight up dope fiend

      • Dabulls10

        He’s definitely doing smack lol. Look at him. He’s an opiate addict. He started off doing lean (codeine) which is a weak opioid. Then he moved up to Percocets (oxycodone) which is a pretty strong opioid. Does it really seem that shocking that he would eventually move on to a stronger opioid ( heroin). To me, no, not at all. Once you get addicted to opiates you develope a tolerance very quickly and need more and stronger drugs and that’s exact why i think he is on smack.

  • SteveJobs

    Someone making the decision to do heroin is like someone deciding to have unprotected sex with someone who they know has AIDS

  • HeroinWayne

    Young money been dead lol

  • STUNNA

    Who wanna start a petition to get Khosta banned from HQ?

  • STUNNA

    Me KST and Drizzy were the first ones to say Drake ain’t YM. NO CAP. Yall ain’t listen

  • SteveJobs

    Drizzy is a faggot who would pay to see us in a boxing match

  • SteveJobs

    How to get a cock out of my sons fathers anus

  • Time

    SteveJobs you are wack

  • A.

    LIL WAYNE has more room to grow
    my mother and grandmother dont know who lil wayne is.
    They know michael jackson. But you don’t want to be michael jackson unless you got all the ressources and im not talking just about money.

    • David D

      This is true

    • Skrrrt Cobain

      “liL wAyNE hAs NOtHing tO pRovE” – hq niggas stay drowning in Denial

  • RktDaKid

    Loool sounds like u kno him

  • RktDaKid

    Not Everyone That Shoot Up Is Gonna Be A “Junkie” Like Theres A lot Of Under Cover Crack Heads You Would Never Guess. Not Saying Wayne Doing Dizzy But If He Is He is🤷🏿‍♂️ Drugs R Drugs Hate When Niggas Act Like One Worst/More Embarrassing Than Another

    • Dabulls10

      And not every heroin user is shooting up. A lot of people snort at smoke it

    • Nigger are you sticking up for a man addicted to heroin

      • RktDaKid

        No im saying he clearly snort coke and do other opiods so why bitch about heroin and not those… again, drugs are drugs

  • Teddy Gonzalez

    Fuck Drake

  • David D

    Drake a good dude but he got too much money

  • SteveJobs

    If wayne says a line like “I shoot up heroin, then shoot you in your ear and chin” , I will be okay with the fact that he does heroin. But If he won’t own up and rap about it despite the fact he actually does it, I can’t respek him

  • SteveJobs

    I know n*****s that shoot dope, arms looking like a racetrack
    N**** missed a vein in his neck, his whole face fat

  • Diamondteethsamurai

    If this Wayne doing heroin gets out as major news, his career is done

    • Tuned #Umar

      They already know buddy boy

      • Dabulls10

        I definitely wouldn’t be surprised if he’s doing heroin. He’s been doing lean and oxy for years. Heroin is just another drug and pretty much every heavy pain pill user eventually turn to heroin at some point. It could happen to anyone

    • Jbadd504

      Shit so sad bruh…..I figured he would get caught with weed and cocaine at the most…but add heroin to the list ?????? Nahhh man…this ain’t it bruh

  • SteveJobs

    Lmao

  • SteveJobs

    if wayne made a song that was as good as me and my drank but about his needle, would y’all bang it?

    • OxRisverxO

      Yes. Because creativity can be towards anything

  • OxRisverxO

    This is all birdman a fault. Fuck it I’m tired of holding back what I think. Remember wayne in 2014. He was barely sippin lean. As the beef got more serious and he got drinks thrown on him from his “Dad” he got worse with drugs and caring about anything. Like he said he was mentally defeated. Did y’all listen to open letter off c5? He already broken. That whole CM shit just made him worse

  • $201962826
  • giantsnowman1

    Can someone explain where this heroin news came from I’m mad lost reading these comments lol

    • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

      Report from fed raid on wayne’s plane

      • giantsnowman1

        Damnnn, whered you find it?

  • giantsnowman1

    Yeah just googled it, I heard about the plane incident but the heroin aspect is sketchy, kinda sad tbh. Hopefully it’s not Wayne’s but I dont see it being anyone else’s tbh.

  • Jake Sharma #Khosta’sDad #4-0

    people build fast tolerance to lean

  • OxRisverxO

    Any update on getting those Wayne songs?

  • Stfu

  • Wayne is the GOAT

  • You such a fuckin hoe I love it…*sings* Kanye’s biggest hit of 2010s

    • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

      As dumb as that song is, it’s far from the worst influence a song can have. It didn’t even last that long, and ye has already regretted it so not much harm has been done

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    I don’t think it’s Wayne’s fault though. As much as violent shit he’s rapped throughout his career, we know most of it was fictional. I believe a lot of rappers who had been actually living that lifestyle were rapping about it before him. Besides, I don’t think anybody sees Wayne as a gangsta rapper

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    Wayne doing hard drugs is sad news though

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    But the truth is, that Wayne was around cocaine in his early adolescent years through Baby and them. I don’t know if people get it, but Birdman and Slim made a fortune pushing weight in the 80s-90s, the record label was just a cover up, there’s much more to this

  • LEF – THE RE-UP 5/25

    I was reading this forum post that supposedly had all the evidence; quite a few people (and, at the time, former Cash Money artists) were actually murdered after they had turned their back against Birdman and Slim in some way, only for their murderers to never be found.

  • Just listened to the UK drill rap just cuz of drake lol damn this whole wave is crazy. And damn drake really mimicked the flow really well and the sound

  • Marcus Zob Jones

    Drake did hold it the fuck down

  • MaSnap or IG @rikakantana

    Drope. .
    Ecstasy, Xanax bars, Hydros n Oxys now. Snapchat me