I’m surprised that this took this long to happen.
The last time Nardwuar, 40, and Drake met for an interview, both Kobe and Shaq were still in the league, people in the city Vancouver rioted after losing their hometown team the Canucks lost in the Stanley Cup, and Drake was fresh from releasing his major label debut Thank Me Later. Now, following the (million-selling) release of VIEWS, the three reunite for an hourlong session.
While together, the three talk 40’s appreciation for Common, Vybz Kartel’s influence, Drake ghost-writing for Dr. Dre, nearly getting arrested with Mavado in Jamaica, and much, much more. Nardwuar even surprises Drake with a message from Timmy Thomas — whose song “Why Can’t We Live Together” was sampled in “Hotline Bling — before getting his latest release. Per usual, it’s a rather entertaining watch.