May 9, 2016


Watch Drake & Noah '40' Shebib's Epic Hourlong Nardwuar Interview

With Drake's Views album owning the charts (it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200), it was only a matter of time when the artist would finally score his second interview with everyone's favo(u)rite Canadian celebrity interviewer—Nardwuar the Human Serviette.

The 6 God, who was joined alongside right-hand man/producer Noah "40" Shebib, spoke with the entertaining host about everything from Notorious B.I.G. to that infamous "Hotline Bling" sample to his support for Vybz Kartel.

According to Drake, he fell in love with Timmy Thomas' 1972 hit "Why Can't We Live Together" after he heard the beat, calling it one of his "top 20 songs of all time." The artist got a surprise from Nardwaur when a video message from Thomas himself appeared on the host's laptop.

When asked about Popcaan (whose guest verse on "Controlla" was removed on the official version of Views) and Vybz Kartel (who is currently locked up indefinitely in Jamaica), Drizzy said:

“Unfortunately Vybz is incarcerated right now and that’s why we say 'free world boss,' but Popcaan was basically his young boy and filled his shoes and gave Jamaica incredible songs and filled the movement and that’s something I’m a part of as well. We’re one family.” 

He also dove into that one surprising time when he was on the verge of being arrested in Jamaica himself:

“I almost did get arrested because in Jamaica at a stage show, the way that the police monitor the shows is that they try not to incite the crowd so they don’t like you to swear and obviously I was just excited to Jamaica so I started cussing up a storm. They were about to arrest me, but luckily Beenie Man was there and a bunch of people were there, and they tried to explain to the police that I didn’t understand. It was a wild night.”

After digging into the Nardwaur interview above, watch an episode of our digital miniseries The Drake Effect, this one detailing how Drizzy changed hip-hop and R&B radio culture: