Rap's Everyman

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As his latest album drops, Drake, the world's only Jewish Canadian rapper, sounds off on his unlikely ascension into the mainstream.

Interview by Marlow Stern

Juvenile Star

"When I was about 10, my dad would go play a gig at a club and bring me up onstage with him and sing 'Ride Sally Ride' as part of his act in Toronto."

Presidential Fan

"Bill Clinton's people called and asked me to perform for his fundraiser. They said it had to be a clean performance ... One of my favorite pictures I have in my house is of me and Bill, and I'm wearing a zebra Supreme jacket and he's wearing a suit."

A-List Pals

"[One day] I got an email from Jonah Hill that was like 'egg whites, 9 a.m. ...' I never responded to it, but yeah, he must have emailed me his diet plan."

Objects of His Affection

"I've always loved Kat Dennings. And Sofia Vergara of Modern Family. …