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"I was everything an R&B singer wasn't," he says. Early Weeknd songs were atmospheric and chilly, their thick narcotic haze sliced by his broken-glass falsetto.
The lyrics were an addiction counselor's worst nightmare: pills, pain, shame, serotonin, danger.
I was like, ' Dude, take anything.'" Today, he says he has nothing but gratitude for Drake, whom he calls "my closest friend in the industry at that time." Still, he says, "I gave up almost half of my album. I will always be thankful — if it wasn't for the light he shined on me, who knows where I'd be.
"People tell me I'm changing the culture," he says. I think I'm gonna drop one more album, one more powerful body of work, then take a little break — go to Tokyo or Ethiopia or some shit." Hearing him boast about talking shop with Bono, or name-dropping "Naomi Campbell, who's a good friend of mine now," you may be tempted to see a diva in the making; or you may see a 25-year-old guy who's stoked and incredulous to be in the position he's in.That's when Tesfaye realized he "could run with the whole enigmatic thing," he says now."If it backfired, I probably for the rest of my life," he says. No one can do a trilogy again without thanking the Weeknd.He and his crew posted three songs on You Tube and started spamming their friends on Facebook, then watched the play counts slowly climb. " Toronto being a small town in some ways, the songs were heard by Drake's manager, Oliver El-Khatib, who posted them to the OVO blog, where they promptly blew up."I don't know how many it actually was, but it felt like a million," Tesfaye says. "Apparently, Drake wasn't even fucking with it at first," Tesfaye says today.