Thursday, November 9, 2017


TORONTO, CANADA native Rapper/Producer/Actor AUBREY DRAKE DRAKE GRAHAM covers the new issue of The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Magazine!!!

Here are some interview interludes:

On the intensity of his own schedule:

"This interview is kind of early for me. My wheels just start spinning faster than most people's at that hour," says the 31-year-old rapper-musician and former teen actor, dressed in a navy blue tracksuit and plain white Nikes. "It's best for me to find an atmosphere that's quiet. I don't like a lot of people around when there's a task at hand."

On how he self-identifies and his relationship with his Mom:

"I identify as Jewish. I am a person who, you know, I talk to God. I just try to live a very good life, to be a good person. I'm not necessarily extremely religious, but my mom and I always do the high holidays together."
"My mother is an incredible woman. She never necessarily implemented anything. She's always just told me, 'You know, whatever you want to do, whatever you end up being, I'll always love you. I'll always support you.'"
On the beginnings of his show business career:

"Obviously, everything's for a reason. I met this kid whose dad was an agent. I got the audition for Degrassi. And I started going to a school for kids with outside commitments [in the arts and sports]. I met a lot of people from a different [more economically diverse] side of the city. My friends changed at that point, and I started coming into my own and finding myself."

On why TORONTO will always be home:

"I can get in the car in Toronto and drive and go do my own thing. I know the streets. I know everywhere. I know everyone."

On the longevity of his career as a rapper:

"I'm sure I'll stop [making music] one day," says Drake of rapping. "When it starts to feel like I'm making it up. Hopefully I'll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding — to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music's always there."

On shattering the glass ceiling of popular beliefs on how ultimately successful a rapper should be able to become:

 "Being a young black guy, I think there's definitely the chance to get typecast. But I also have been pretty adamant about showing range. I try to show it through different outlets, like Saturday Night Live, showing people that I can be funny," he says of his well-reviewed hosting gigs, during which he poked fun at his various beefs. "When I get back into acting, I want to do things that make people go, 'Wow, I didn't expect that.' Like, it's nice to hear you say, 'You know, I didn't expect you to like those things,'"


"I just try to live a very good life, to be a good person," he says.

Drake is making a bold push into film and TV.

“When I get back into acting, I want to do things that make people go, ‘Wow, I didn’t expect that,’” says Drake.

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