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Drake Details His Writing Process

Posted By on October 17, 2013

Drake recently sat down with CBC Radio and discussed a wide variety of topics. The most interesting, however, is probably a look into his writing process. It’s no secret Drake knows how to create a smash hit. What might surprise people is the amount of time the rapper actually spends on penning lyrics and putting together his songs.


“A lot of my hit songs I’ve written in a very short period of time,” said Drake. “‘Hold On, We’re Going Home,’ I felt like we finished that in like two hours…I’m not a guy that does 40 songs for a project and picks 13 of them. If I’m gonna go as far as to track over a beat I usually have the utmost faith in it that it’ll end up somewhere. I don’t really dispose of too many songs. I have stuff that didn’t make this album, definitely. But I don’t have 20 or 30 of them. I have four or five records that just didn’t make it because again I was trying to keep it concise.”


During the interview, Drake also touched on Kendrick’s “Control” verse:

“I’m probably like as done as the rest of the world is with that record,” said the Young Money rapper. “I think it came and it went. And not to discredit it. It was a good moment, but at the end of the day it’s just like—it was one of those sort of like fleeting Twitter frenzies that like—it was cool for what it was.”


Full Interview with CBC below: