Drizzy Drake spoke on his plans for the summer, and his now-established annual event, the OVO Fest, in a recent interview.
While most people spend their summer trying not to think about the inevitable return to school, Drake is doing the opposite, by using his free time in the summer to finish school.
He recently told NOW Magazine that he plans to earn his high school degree this summer, apart from doing OVO Fest, which takes place this weekend.Â "Iâm actually spending my summer graduating high school," the rapper admitted. "Thatâs my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and Iâm really excited about that."
He also spoke on his ties to his hometown of Toronto in the interview, and how T.Dot affects his music.
"When I think of myself, I think of Toronto. My music would never sound the way it does if it werenât for Toronto,"Â he said. "You talk about certain artists, and they sound like where theyâre from. Myself and the Weeknd, we both just sound like Toronto."
Drake's annual OVO Fest in his hometownÂ is known for having hugeÂ surprise guests, as when Jay-Z and Eminem took the stage for the first-ever OVO Fest. However, Drizzy keptÂ tight-lipped about surprises this year, as a lot of it comes together at theÂ last minute.
"I like for it to be a surprise, and a lot of the time weâre working up until the last minute on it. Trying to get Jay-Z up there the first year,? I didnât even know if he would make it onstage. Trying to get Lil Wayne to land in Canada successfully last year, especially right after he got out of jail?" He continued, "A lot of the time itâs very last-minute. Sometimes Iâll only find out 10 minutes before that so-and-so is about to walk onstage. Itâs exciting when it works out, but itâs an anxiety attack for the entire time that youâre still unsure about it."
[photo courtesy of NOW]