Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:56:47
Drake is undeniably the hottest new rapper in the game.
So we had to know…what the hell is he listening to?
"Indie rock," Drake laughs with a big smile. "I feel like that that music is the best that it's been in years. There are so many bands that are simply phenomenal."
Even though he's rolling with Lil Wayne and trading verses with Slim Shady, Drake prefers to kick back and turn up some fuzzed out artsy bands. That's probably why he's got such a unique style and melodic sensibility. You can't mess with Drake and his shoegazin' playlist!
Drake opened up his iTunes for ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino in this exclusive playlist feature. Check out what Drake is spinning below and pick up his brand new EP, So Far Gone, available now!
1. Passion Pit
2. Frances and the Lights
3. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
4. Kings of Leon
I listen to a lot of Passion Pit, Frances and the Lights, Edward Sharpe and Kings of Leon.
5. Grizzly Bear
I love Grizzly Bear. There are almost too many great indie bands. They've got their own sounds going on. From the lyrics to the melodies, everything is great. I feel like indie rock is at a real strong place right now.