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Drake Talks About Singing With Rap

Posted By on July 10, 2009

    While Drake is working on his debut album, "Thank Me Later," he continues to keep up his buzz as the Canadian rapper recently talked about singing along with rapping. "The balance of singing and rapping has been blurred ever since I did So Far Gone,” he said of his mixtape. 
[watch here] "I mean, I don’t really have a formula for that. I don’t say, like, ‘OK, I can only sing this hook or I want to rap this.’ I just really hear a beat, and it’s like, ‘If I can write to it on a hip-hop level, if I can pen some raps to it, then that will work.’ And then maybe after I do that, I’ll get in the booth and sing a little part of the verse."
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    Drake talked about putting singing into his tracks. "I like to incorporate singing into my verses. And then I feel like it allows people a break from just constant rapping, rapping, rapping, you know? I think it’s great to incorporate melodies into the songs that I write. And yeah, my goal is just really to make a song that after I listen to it, I’ll just be like, ‘Man, people are going to know the words to that.’ That’s the best thing. I think I’m doing it right, ’cause when I go to the shows, people know the words to the songs, and that’s good."
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