Drizzy Drake gives a mean mug for the cover of VIBE magazine’s newest Winter 2014 Race issue.
Inside, the Torono-native talks about a number of things from being called a softie in photos and memes on the Instagram social media network to how life was growing up dealing with racism to how he would like to remembered after he leaves this earth:
ON THE INSTAGRAM MEMES MAKING FROM OF HIM:
It’s flattery. I’m just being human, it’s not like I’m on records crying and making videos in the rain and sh-t. I always get to this point where it’s like, ‘Man, how come this guy is allowed to do this? How come this guy is allowed to talk about the streets? All he did was be around it, just like me. He didn’t live it, but he’s allowed to talk about it. How come this guy is allowed to make girl records—love records—but they’re not girl records or love records when he does it?’ I just have to step back and be like, because it doesn’t matter what those guys do… Whoever that is, it just doesn’t matter. They’re not important enough to be scrutinized like that. So it’s that feeling of accepting that I’m at the top and I don’t give them enough to talk about, so they have to make sh-t. No one ever loves that guy that’s on top.
ON HOW HE WANTS TO BE REMEMBERED:
I just want people to look back one day, like, ‘That guy dictated so much in my life. He was the soundtrack.’ I listen to my father and uncles talk about old soul that way. I just wanna be remembered as being honest. And I wanna be celebrated in my city. It’s showtime. The lights are on. Chubbs—that’s my guy—he says, ‘The lights on you, what you gonna do?’ That’s my life motto. ‘The lights are on me, so what am I gonna do?
You can the read more of their cover story with October’s very own over on Vibe.com.