Another cover for The Boy.

Following his cover of The Fader magazine recently, Drake has now graced W Magazine with a cover and interview. Throughout the interview he talks about the presence of art in his life while he was growing up, what signing up for greatness means and more. Check out an excerpt below and read the full story here.

When you wrote, “I signed up for greatness,” what exactly did you mean?

Realizing that I had a larger purpose was one of the most comforting, peaceful feelings. With music, especially, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a vessel to deliver emotion to people. I want to provide the background music to your life as you live it. I’m there for you in heartbreak and tragedy and joy. The thought of being remembered is what keeps me going. What I was trying to say is, the negatives don’t matter—it’s history that counts. At 19, I was just really, really excited to be in the room. Everything was romantic then. Now, nearly a decade later, it’s a bit different. I have to speak against negativity and conflict. There’s so much bullshit that you’re forced to address, but it’s okay. I’m afraid I sound boosie.

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