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Drake on Q: Rap is His Facebook, So We Turned His Songs Into Status Updates

Drake spent an hour in Studio Q this week, talking about new album Nothing Was the Same with host Jian Ghomeshi. Full footage from their conversation is now streaming below, and for those with more limited attention spans, CBC Music has already digested the full conversation into 10 talking points. (You can, ahem, thank them later.)

Among Drake's Q confessions was one little detail about how he views the autobiographical content of his songs. 

"I write about my life. I don't write stories," Drake said near the top of the interview. When something happens in his life, he turns it into music. 

Other people? We just (over)share the details on social media.

But to Drake, releasing a Grammy-winning album is his Facebook.

"Your songs are status updates?" Ghomeshi asked him, jokingly.

"Yeah, 100 per cent," Drake replied.

"You use rap to update people on your life. At least I do. You know, my music is an update. I don't wanna talk to you on social media."

With that in mind, we can only think of what Drake's Facebook feed might look like. 

A few imagined examples, lifted at random from the Toronto boy's lyrics:

"Hold On We're Going Home"

"Started From the Bottom"

"Started From the Bottom"

"Crew Love"


"The Motto"

"The Motto"

Watch Drake's complete Q interview below, and get more on the star on the Q website.

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