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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm  |  44 responses

Drake: ‘I Would Liken Myself to Kevin Durant’


Drake’s highly anticipated (and wildly divisive) album “Take Care” has predictably been the most talked-about subject in the music world over the last few weeks. The Canadian emo rapper/crooner tells Rolling Stone that he is like Kevin Durant when it comes to dealing with haters. Or something: “Of course, when you’ve had the kind of success Drake’s had – his new album is projected to sell over 700,000 copies in its first week – there are going to be some haters. Take the Ludacris dis track that just surfaced, and is reported to take aim at Drake and Big Sean. Without mentioning any names, Drake makes it clear that he isn’t worried about his detractors. ‘I would liken myself to [NBA star] Kevin Durant just based off the fact I think Kevin Durant is somebody who people want him so bad to fall or mess up, but he just consistently delivers,’ Drake said. ‘Every night and all these games he’s playing now, even with the lockout, he just consistently delivers the same highlights, the same amount of points.’”

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  • Nella

    I would liken you to the Miami Heat…a frontrunner.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Or Chris Bosh, more specifically.

  • Nash

    Seriously? Who wants The Praying Durantis to fail?! That’s Dumber than arguing to MJ that the Heat are better than the Bulls were. I mean at least be consistent and liken yourself to Lebron people ACTUALLY want him to fail, or The Truth, or even

  • emiliano

    …but everyone loves the Durantula.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I would liken Drake to Twilight.

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    I would liken Drake to the word ‘fail’ in the dictionary.

  • robb

    @Nash agreed. This guy is full of sh*t

  • SikhWitIt

    Drake is soo weak. I would liken him to Chris Bosh, a new age cat who can’t hang with the old school, embodying the destruction of his craft.

  • CubicleWorker

    Lol! I would liken Drake to Beasely.

  • manu

    I’m canadian and drake is the most overrated rapper of all time no questions asked

  • robb

    I’d liken Drake to Leon Best

  • Kilo

    I would liken Drake to anything simple, generic, melodramtic and crony.

  • BRAVO

    DRIZZY VS LUDA? I LIKE DRAKE BUT DONT F WITH LUDA

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    The most irritating thing about Drake is he could be halfway decent if he actually tried.
    Listen to “Think Good Thoughts” where Drake actually kind of holds his own with Elzhi and Phonte, two outstanding MC’s, over a 9th Wonder beat.
    That was pre-Young Money tho.

  • http://nbasobrietystrike.blogspot.com/ CoolWhip

    Bahaahhaah @Nicholas Fleming
    I’d liken Drake to that emo kid in drama class.

    Drake is the JR Smith of the rap/r&b/emo game at best

  • Galagu

    nobody dislikes durant…even seattle loves kd damn drake u that outta touch with reality?

  • snasty10

    i dont mind his music but i definitely lost a little respect when he said the miami heat were the best team ever in that 2k commercial, and Wale’s Ambition, and Childish Gambino’s Camp are way more impressive then Take Care

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com OTB

    Old Drake was good. This extra-emo Drake (seriously, Take Care was horrendous) sucks.

  • http://slamonline.com SpaceJam

    wale’s ambition was great, cole world: the sideline story was fantastic though

  • O

    Was anyone seriously checking for his last album like they were for his first? His first album was highly anticipated for some reason. His last wasn’t even talked about. Like I told my man Kha, “Nuccas in my hood stopped supporting him when they found out his was a Jewish actor from Canada.” That little nugget of info was the kiss of death for Drake’s career out here. That said, i’d liken Drake to Jimmer. MAD hype coming into the game, but will be an afterthought after his debut…

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    “I would liken myself to _____ because my own identity isn’t strong enough to stand up to scrutiny.”

  • Fletch213

    HAHAHA all the comments are wins. Drake is nothing like durant, he is a loser that makes emo sounding loves songs and claims he’s the best.

  • Robb

    when he mans up ill start to take his music seriously.

  • snasty10

    coleworld was a great cd, i like the warm up more though, i feel he went harder on that, sometimes coleworld got a little to sappy for me but nothing like Take Care which sounds like a Sade CD

  • Oh Nose

    @Enig back with the “think good thoughts track”, btw do you know if the full track ever dropped? I know the version on comeback season was never complete.

  • Shecky Shabazz

    ^I can vouch. The Warm Up was his best mixtape and that went hard. Was Wale’s Ambition that good? I didn’t listen to it, but I might have to tomorrow…

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com OTB

    Also, love that a Toronto artist is doing well, but Drake doesn’t know jack ish about the NBA. I’m pretty sure he started following the NBA for the first time when his songs started getting featured in the 2K series. that would explain why he was stupid enough to say that a team that has yet to win a single championship was “the greatest team of all time”.

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com OTB

    This is also evidenced by the fact that he compared himself to Durant as a badge of “being hated”, when in reality, the quote he said applies more to Lebron (“somebody who people want him so bad to fall or mess up, but he just consistently delivers. Every night and all these games he’s playing now, even with the lockout, he just consistently delivers the same highlights, the same amount of points.”) Durant is one of the most well-liked guys in the league, pretty sure people don’t want him to “fall or mess up”. What a noob.

  • snasty10

    ya wale’s ambition is definitely worth a listen

  • P.barr

    Lol..tell me one person that hates kd..kd doesnt talk sh*t and a humble dude..
    Drake stop comparing urself to anybody, still got a lot to prOve..

  • benny

    drizzy is the man! go buy the album take care…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    What the hell he talkin’ bout. Everybody I see that talks about Durant has been saying he will be the unanimous Mvp for the last 2 seasons now.

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel#2

    mr. draken, you wouldn’t say this, if he was a rookie in seattle, would ya?

  • Blakos

    I would liken drake to used toilet roll

  • DRU

    I would like liken Drake to that lame guy in a wheel chair on degrassi… who loves tuna on a bagel…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    WTF? since when does anyone want Durant to mess up or fail? LOL Drake knows ball im surprised he said this..

  • Wray

    I’m assuming Kevin Durant has almost no rapping ability, thus Drake found someone he can relate to. Also, and feel free to shoot me down on this, but who the hell wishes failure on KD? Dude is one of the most universally loved players on the planet, mainly for the fact that he keeps his mouth shut, much like Drake should be doing.

  • AD

    yea dat more like westbrrok… ppl hate westbrook and want him to leave the NBA!!!!!

  • cramzy

    well i got here late…but yeah this is bs. People love KD.

  • legend

    Sounds like lebron more then durant to me everyone loves kd lool

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I also got here late but, it’s not that people don’t like KD, it’s the fact that the everyone loves him so much that media is trying to find flaws in his image. Yahoo Sports! did some article like that regarding his tattoos.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    More like Steve Nash. Canadian, women love him, and he puts up great numbers…but not much else.

  • priestmaccabees

    ….wow iam a musicalproducer to say drake is anyting then great is like saying little wayne dont know talent when he sees it ..this what rappers dont like about him 1,he grown which means he reads he’s not a drop out you xcan tell by his subect matter 2 the women love him he dont dress like he’s a non drafted ball player 3 him and his producer came with there own sound..[euro sexy, fly] 4.he a good actor.. ie …degrassi..play a cripple now hes playing a rapper wow….i WISH I SIGNED HIM ,,,,AND NIKI,,,,THEY CHANGE THE GAME….THANK GOD CAUSE YOU TELLING ME THAT YOU GOT A KEY OF DOPE IN THE BACK OF YOUR MAYBACH IS A DAM LIE ,,,,,!!!! JEZZY T,I,ROSS, AND ALL OTHER SLAVES COON BEL WORSHIPERS NEED TO TAKE A TRIP TO MARS ,,,,,,WE DONT NEED THAT CRAP PUSH AT OUR SUNS……DO YOU GOT KID [TOSS T.I JEZZY] BET YOU WONT PUT THE ”BAG” IN THERE HANDS……YOU CAN THANK ME LATER …LMAO

  • killabapomet

    ….wow iam a musicalproducer to say drake is anyting then great is like saying little wayne dont know talent when he sees it ..this what rappers dont like about him 1,he grown which means he reads he’s not a drop out you xcan tell by his subect matter 2 the women love him he dont dress like he’s a non drafted ball player 3 him and his producer came with there own sound..[euro sexy, fly] 4.he a good actor.. ie …degrassi..play a cripple now hes playing a rapper wow….i WISH I SIGNED HIM ,,,,AND NIKI,,,,THEY CHANGE THE GAME….THANK GOD CAUSE YOU TELLING ME THAT YOU GOT A KEY OF DOPE IN THE BACK OF YOUR MAYBACH IS A DAM LIE ,,,,,!!!! JEZZY T,I,ROSS, AND ALL OTHER SLAVES COON BEL WORSHIPERS NEED TO TAKE A TRIP TO MARS ,,,,,,WE DONT NEED THAT CRAP PUSH AT OUR SUNS……DO YOU GOT KID [TOSS T.I JEZZY] BET YOU WONT PUT THE ”BAG” IN THERE HANDS……YOU CAN THANK ME LATER …LMAO

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