Toronto rapper Drake has a vast knowledge of music stored in his brain. His tastes range from hip hop to rock and r&b. So it should come as no surprise that his own music is not confined to one genre.
On his debut album, ‘Thank Me Later’, Drizzy easily moved from spitting raps to singing entire r&b flavored joints throughout the album.
In recent weeks, Drake revealed his love for fallen pop angel Aaliyah, who died at age 22 in a plane crash. Penning an open letter to her on his website.
“My love for her goes beyond anything. Maybe it’s corny of me to like a girl’s music so much. I wish I had the chance to meet her. I would’ve tried to marry her,” Drake tells Rolling Stone in their upcoming issue.
He also talked to RS about his admiration for guitar legend, Jimi Hendrix, who also died young, age 27.
“We just left Seattle, where I played the Bumbershoot festival and visited Jimi Hendrix’s memorial, I’m a huge fan,” he explains. “I play the DVD of Hendrix at Woodstock to pump me up before I perform. Watching him go out there at 10 in the morning in s***** weather and conquer the crowd always gives me a little more adrenaline. I just left a little letter for Jimi at his grave,” Drake says. “It wasn’t a real letter. I just wrote him a message on a pack of Zig-Zags. It said, “Still inspired.”
That’s what’s up, now we’ll have to wait and see if Drake drops another album this year as Mack Maine hinted to MTV a month ago.