Drake is one of the most decorated artists in hip-hop. Exploding onto the scene in 2009 alongside Nicki Minaj and Tyga as part of Young Money, Drake has gone on to achieve incredible things in his career and ascend to dizzying heights.
During the 2010s, Drake was unstoppable. With four Grammy awards, 13 BET awards and a whopping 34 Billboard awards, the Young Money artist broke all kinds of musical records and was even awarded the accolade ‘Billboard Artist of the Decade’.
The rapper (real name Aubrey Graham) has not only a massive discography but also a hefty filmography as before becoming a rapper, he was an actor. As an actor, Graham played the role of Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi.
However, choosing to focus on music full-time, Graham released his mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006. He quickly followed up with Comeback Season in 2007 and So Far Gone in 2009. With so much buzz surrounding him, he got signed by Lil Wayne to Young Money.
Since then, Drake has gone on to release seven studio albums, three compilation albums, four EPs, seven mixtapes and a whopping 139 singles. With such a large discography, it would be hard for anybody to pick Drake’s track yet the rapper himself did just that during a recent guest lecture at Florida International University.
Speaking on his own favourite projects and music, the rapper revealed that his 2016 project Views is one of his most prized bodies of work. Speaking on the album’s track ‘Feel No Ways’, the rapper stated, “I love that song because it always makes me feel the excitement from when I made it.” He continued, “I feel always as good as when I made it, which is tough because sometimes songs get played out.”
Continuing to speak on his love for the project, he suddenly revealed, “I think that ‘Feel No Ways’ and ‘Fire & Desire’ are two of my favourite songs, too!” Both tracks feature on the 2016 album Views.
Concluding the lecture by speaking on his creative process and the work and intention that goes into his music, the rapper, reminded the students that, “Sometimes you forget, like, the biggest hits or… what seems like the easiest ones really weren’t that easy. Even ‘God’s Plan’ is another example of a song that I still feel has great integrity. It’s not a corny song. Obviously, a lot of people associate it with the video. Like, assume that it’s this positive, uplifting song. But I remember I wrote that song, for like, my dawgs.”
You can watch a snippet of the guest lecture at Florida International University in the video below.