Drake Talks Art, Acting & Toronto For W Art

By Staff  |  10/15/2015

Drake - W Art Magazine

Drake talks about everything from art to acting in his new cover story for W Art.

On the cover, he poses behind a colorful KAWS illustration and even transforms into a an action figure amongst giant KAWS "Companion" sculptures.

In the accompanying interview, Drake talks about his love for album art work. "I loved the Marvin Gaye cover for What's Going On," Drake says. "It made me want to hear the music, to be in that world. I liked anything visual that pulled me into the music."

Later, the rapper talked about getting back into acting, his undying love for Toronto and more.

Drake - W Art Magazine

Below are a few highlights, via WMagazine.com.

On acting: "I can't wait to get back into acting. No one ever asks me to do movies, and, although music is my focal point now, I'd love to do a film. That was the life that I lived before, and it would be interesting to live it again."

On art: "The art at Sotheby's moved me like a song would. I saw music in those paintings. I now try to treat each single as a piece of art. I try to attach the sound that I'm making to an image in my mind."

On Toronto: "Most people I know stay in Toronto. I plan to spend the rest of my life there. The talk, the smell, the sound that comes out of that city is home to me. When I think about the girls I want to get romantic with, it's a girl from Toronto who knows what I'm talking about when we drive around the city."

On his purpose: "Realizing that I had a larger purpose was one of the most comforting, peaceful feelings. With music, especially, I've come to the conclusion that I'm a vessel to deliver emotion to people. I want to provide the background music to your life as you live it. I'm there for you in heartbreak and tragedy and joy. The thought of being remembered is what keeps me going."

On dealing with pressure: "Actually, I love pressure! I'm always thinking, How do I top what I've done? How do I make this thing stronger? I ask myself, ‘Why does Adele's album go diamond, and how do I do that? How do I create art that makes minds stretch further?' I want to give many, many people many, many moments before I'm gone. That's truly the art of what I do. It's the only goal."