Things get off to a good start when Nardwuar presents Drake and 40 with an official Notorious B.I.G. action figure. Other goodies include a vintage Rolling Stone with Michael Jackson on the cover and a whole slew of R&B, dancehall, and hip-hop singles, some of which Drake has sampled on his songs. There is, for instance, a discussion of Timmy Thomas, whose “Why Can’t We Live Together” formed the basis for the backing track of “Hotline Bling.” Drake admits he hadn’t heard the original record until after making “Hotline,” but now it’s one of his favorite songs of all time. Also up for discussion: Drake’s longtime crushes on Pam Grier and Tyra Banks and the viability of professional athletes who make records of their own. (Drake cops to being a Shaq fan “for a minute.”) The popular rapper is very much a student of hip-hop, and he graciously gives credit to the Memphis and Houston rap scenes for the influence they’ve had on him. But closest to Drake’s heart is Toronto, whose CN Tower is featured on the cover of Views. Canadian pride is a definite hallmark of this conversation.