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Drake Says His Skills Are Getting Better

Posted By on November 24, 2009

    Drake, the new Young Money star, recently talked about his rapping skills getting better and how he has put focus on the story-based spin on his upcoming "Thank Me Later" album. Drake says the anticipation to share his new music with fans keeps going up. "You can expect the same sound, I'm still going to be telling a story," Drake explained in an interview. "I've got a great story to tell now — it's been a crazy year. I just want to make it a little bigger, a little more energy. Sonically, I want to advance. I think I've gotten better at rapping since the last one so I'm excited to share it with the world. That's how I come up with songs, I'll sit there and rap to myself. There are people who are phenomenal at freestyling, but I'm a writer." [Drake Performs Live – Watch Here]

    In related news, Drake recently talked to Funkmaster Flex about changing from freestyles off-the-head to more writen raps. "I'll never forget how nervous I was," Drake said. "It was such a rookie hip-hop moment — and, obviously, the controversy of me pulling out my phone and rapping off my phone because I just wasn't prepared. A lot of people don't know the difference between freestyle or off the top and coming to a radio show knowing you got to go there, so you got verses cued up in your head, whether they be off your upcoming album or verses just that you have laying around. A lot of artists get that preparation time…I'm a writer, man. I appreciate the elements of hip-hop. I appreciate a guy like Common who goes city to city and just spits at the crowd for 10 minutes about everything he sees. I admire talent like that, because that's just not my creative process." [Drake Performs Live – Watch Here]

Drake – Performs Live