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. "I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school," the rapper admitted. "That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m 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 weren’t for Toronto," he said. "You talk about certain artists, and they sound like where they’re from. Myself and the Weeknd, we both just sound like Toronto."

Drake's annual OVO Fest in his hometown is known for having huge surprise guests, as when Jay-Z and Eminem took the stage for the first-ever OVO Fest. However, Drizzy kept tight-lipped about surprises this year, as a lot of it comes together at the last minute.

"I like for it to be a surprise, and a lot of the time we’re working up until the last minute on it. Trying to get Jay-Z up there the first year,? I didn’t 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 it’s very last-minute. Sometimes I’ll only find out 10 minutes before that so-and-so is about to walk onstage. It’s exciting when it works out, but it’s an anxiety attack for the entire time that you’re still unsure about it."

[photo courtesy of NOW]