Drizzy is probably one of the last rappers I would see covering a men’s fashion magazine … but, when he does tailor up, he does it right. Oddly enough though this GQ April 2012 Style issue interview with the YMCMB rapper doesn’t go into great depth about Drake’s sense of style, instead, Drake talks about the struggles he went through as a young rapper, the rocky relationship with his father and his rise to fame.

I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough,” he says. “When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all f*cked-up. I didn’t have anything else. And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small. That feeling is hard to capture when you’re sitting out here in a space like this.

Catch more pictures from the photoshoot and excerpts after the jump……

“Me and my dad are friends. We’re cool. I’ll never be disappointed again, because I don’t expect anything anymore from him. I just let him exist, and that’s how we get along. We laugh. We have drinks together. But I spent too many nights looking by the window, seeing if the car was going to pull up. And the car never came.”

“There’s just a time where it was like, just getting p*ssy. Where I was in that sort of ‘I’m young, I’m going to disconnect from my emotions and just do what everyone else tells me I should do and just be a rapper and have my fun…'”

(missinfo: that is quite a pose. like a ‘ouch, my back!’ but happier.)
You can read the full GQ feature here.

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