September Song JP Cooper
15 March 2012, 13:00
The US rap star says he is managing to adjust to the pressures of fame.
Drake has said he feels in a "really happy" place at the moment, despite admitting that fame has its challenges.
Speaking in the new issue of GQ, the rapper said the music industry had changed massively in recent years, but stressed he was coping with the transformation.
"The mood of rap has changed," he said. "Some of my favourite rappers, some of my heroes there might be like 200 pictures of them because there was no Internet. Whereas with us, it's like every moment is documented."
He continued: "I'm actually really happy. I'm trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough."
Drake added: "When I was in my mom's house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all fucked-up. I didn't have anything else.
"And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small. That feeling is hard to capture when you're sitting out here in a space like this."
Drake recently shot the video for his currently single 'Take Care' featuring Rihanna.
The pair are seen embracing each other in a sneak peek of the video, which was unveiled earlier this week.