The rapper opens up about the past year and the near future.

In a new FADER profile, his first print interview in well over a year, Drake has addressed the recent allegations of using a ghostwriter, his feud with rapper Meek Mill and his upcoming fourth album.

Commenting on the ghostwriting allegations, he says: “It’s just, music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that—for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.”

As for the long discussed new album Views From The 6, at the time of the interview he is still recording, though the release is described as ‘imminent’. Drake also describes the new album as his most intimate work with producer Noah “40” Shebib since Take Care.

He also talks about his instant friendship with Skepta: “I was a Skepta fan, but after meeting Skepta… we were brothers immediately,” he says. “You don’t get that too much in this thing that we’re in, honestly. You don’t [often] meet somebody and actually feel like, ‘OK, we might actually still talk when we’re 35, 40 years old.’”

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