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“Sometimes I write for other places like Aolâ€™s theBVX.com, this counts as one of those timesâ€¦
Life for hip-hopâ€™s most celebrated newcomer Drake is hard, or at least thatâ€™s the theme of his debut LP, â€œThank Me Later.â€ Perhaps weâ€™re jaded and intolerant of hip-hopâ€™s current parking space in emo land or maybe the Young Money prince is just honest about the price of fame.
Though the â€œThank Me Laterâ€ bootleg traveled around the web earlier this week yes we downloaded that, theBVX still attended Drakeâ€™s album listening where the young MC himself presented his music with some colorful commentary. For example, after nervously walking through the eventâ€™s crowd of journalists and retailers at Manhattanâ€™s MRS Studios, Drake said â€œIâ€™m honored yaâ€™ll showed upâ€¦ this evening.â€
â€œI represent a bunch a kids that live life like every day is Woodstock andâ€¦ love making music,â€ he continued. â€œI was influenced by a lot of things on this album, things that me and [my personal publicist] Oliver sit around talking about, like.. Nasir Jones and channel it in my own music. I was always very influenced by Jimi Hendrix, and [this album is about] my family and women which are the things, at 23, that control my life.â€
Drake is only 23-years-old and sometimes we forget because of his huge star power. But truth be told, the MCâ€™s age explains quite a bit about his opinion on life, relationships and stardom.”