Drake Contemplates Retiring from Music at 30

BY Alex HudsonPublished May 18, 2012

Drake is just 25 years, meaning that the Canadian rapper still has many years to keep on making music, right? Maybe not. In a recent interview, Drizzy confessed that he may bow out of the rap game after his 30th birthday.

"I don't know how long I necessarily want to make rap music for," he told i-D Magazine [via HipHop DX]. "You know, there are artists who are 35 and up that still make rap and it still works for them. I don't know if I want to be that guy. You know, a lot of my music is about being young and figuring it all out, so I don't know if I can still make my brand of music when I'm up there. Maybe I'll be just acting or whatever it is."

Until then, he plans to "make as much music as I can until a story from Drake doesn't impact you as it used to, and then I guess I'll find my way somewhere else."

You can listen to the interview, in which Drake reflects thoughtfully on his career and personal life, below. But we must warn you: he's eating during the conversation, so you also have to listen to him chewing.

Of course, Drake would hardly be the first rapper to go back on his promise of early retirement.

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