October 2011: Drake reveals his desire to surpass Kanye West's career.
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11. October 2011: Drake reveals his desire to surpass Kanye West's career.
Drake admitted that his goal was to become bigger than Kanye West in an interview with The Source. “It’s an honor. When I was a kid trying to figure out what I liked, it was ‘Ye who I related to the most. He was an artist, in every sense, from his cover art to his music. Now, I would say, he is really great [pause] competitor…and friend, at the same time... My goal is to surpass everything he’s accomplished. I don’t want to be as good as Kanye, I want to be better."