AMP Music Minute: Drake Is Proud of His Emo Sound, Rihanna is Rebelle, and T.I. Writing Relationship Book
What?! A guy can’t be sensitive too? Get out of town! If you love yourself a sensitive man, then gather ’round my boy [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Drake[/lastfm]. Despite critics, Drake remains true to his “emo” side.
[photogallerylink id=113463 align=left]If you pay attention to the blogosphere, Drake gets put down a lot for being too open and emotional in his music. Some guys call him soft, other call him whiny, Drake just brushes it off and insists this is the legacy he wants to leave, “If I worried about how I’m gonna look saying this, then I wouldn’t make half the music I make,” Drake told reporters. “People nitpick at me for being emotional or tapping into emotions, but like, man, we all die one day; that’s just how I want to be remembered.”
In fact Drizzy prefers his sound to stand alone. Through songs like his breakout hit, “Best I Ever Had,” up to this year’s “Marvin’s Room,,” which examines an alcohol induced stream of conscious that interrogates an Ex about her current boyfriend, Drake is known for letting his feelings hang on his sleeve.
But its these emotions that Drake is trying to really explore in his music, “I don’t want to be a guy that blends in with all the other generic rap music. I want to be the guy that stood out and pinpointed life emotions for women, men, young people, old people or whatever it is.”
As for the haters, Drizzy isn’t worried about them, “The running commentary or the jokes don’t really affect me, ’cause that’s what I’m going for… So I don’t trip, that’s what I want. I welcome it.”
And I welcome your new album; Take Care should be out November 15th. Does anyone have a tissue? I can feel the tears welling up already.
“Marvin’s Room” by Drake…I’d say its NSFW so be careful!