Drake Talks "Take Care" Title, Andre 3000, and Being Called Emotional

With his album release right around the corner, Drizzy opens up about some things.

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Drake's Take Carehit the web early, but he's not too upset about it. He's doing pretty well for himself, and after only a short time in the game and two albums under his belt, he's one of the most talked about rappers out. With a tour underway and the album dropping November 15, Drizzy took time out of his busy schedule to talk to GQ. Here are some of the things he shared.

On the Take Care title:

"I came up with the name when I was on a bus in Birmingham, England, going to a show. 'Take Care' is this thing we use in passing conversation to dismiss bullshit like, 'Oh, you couldn't make it on time? Oh, take care, take care.' We've always used that and then I really took so much care making this album. I knew I was going to go home and take longer than six months, I knew that I was literally going to take care of making this project and be attentive, be clear, be immersed in it. 'Take Care' worked."

On how he'd rank his albums:

"It's hard for me to put So Far Gone second because it's the first time anyone ever really paid attention or heard me. But I'm going to be honest with you, Take Care, then So Far Gone, then Thank Me Later."

On working with Andre 3000:

"He murdered that shit! He killed it and 40 switched the beat, it's nasty. I didn't get to see him record, but speaking with him was great and we even spoke about projects beyond 'The Real Her.'"

On being called emotional:

"I wish that we lived in a time and a generation where people would stop viewing my honesty as overly emotional. People always act like I spend my life crying in a dark room. I don't, I'm good. I'm a man. I want to be remembered as an artist that gave you a piece of me, as opposed to some surface bullshit. I don't think people realize that we die, we leave here, and either they forget about you or remember you. And how they remember you is up to you. I just want to be remembered as a poet that was open and honest because I wake up every morning and I'm me."

[via GQ]

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