7/15/2009

Drake Talks About the Story Behind "Successful"


"When I was going through the creative process for So Far Gone, I was actually at a pretty dark place in my life," Drake explained. "It was a frustrating time for my family, because my grandmother — who is now in her mid- to late 90s — was just losing it. It was hard for my mother to watch. And it was just, it was really at a point where it was like, 'Is this rap thing going to work?' Like, 'Is this my choice? Is this what I am committing to?' Money was an issue. 'Degrassi' [which Drake starred on as a teen] had ended years ago, and we were just all kind of trying to figure stuff out.

"So my mother was going through a rough time," he continued. "And yeah, man, one night she just broke down and tried to actually run away from the house, tried to leave it all behind. It was just a lot going on, and she never would have really left. She would've always come back, but it was just a frustrating moment for her. So I had forgot something in my car, and I came outside and I saw bags sitting by her car. I saw her out there, and she just started crying right away when she saw me. Anyway, I don't wanna get too emotional, but I had to hug her. My father doesn't stay with us, so I had to be security for her and just let her know that everything is going to be all right."


"I just wanna be! I just wanna be successful!" What a great track! I just love when Drake does interviews.

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2 comments:

One Ten said...

Here we go w/ the Drake posts. LOL.

MizzBlaze said...

Haha! Blame it on MTV for breaking this 1 interview into 50 different segments!

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