Drake Says He Now Views Kanye West As Competition

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Vibe / October 28, 2011

Drake has come a long way in his journey to becoming a rap king. Once just another unknown rapper from Toronto, Drizzy now rules the hip-hop charts and does as he pleases. With the world watching to see what his sophomore album will prove, every word out of Aubrey’s mouth is up for debate.

Recently, he opened up about his views on Kanye West.

“When I was a kid trying to figure out what I liked, it was [Kanye] who I related to the most. He was an artist in every sense, from his cover art to his music. Now, I would say he was a really great competitor….,” he tells The Source in the magazine’s latest issue.

As he said before, I’m just feeling like the throne is for the taking / Watch me take it.”

He recently told MTV News: “I used to stare at this world through a glass window and, like, two to three years later, I became king in that world.” Drake explained. “That’s who’s sitting on that album cover, that kid that’s just somehow gone from his mom’s basement in Toronto to becoming a king. That’s what the album cover is about and there is a lot of deep thought involved in that ‘cause you can go crazy doing this.”

Drizzy’s sophomore album, Take Care, will be released on Nov. 15.