What Is Drake Dick Book Club?

RIYL: Weird Twitter, Drake, literature, and dicks

March 04, 2015

On January 10, a mysterious new Twitter account launched with a intriguing declaration: "We Are Drake Dick Book Club. We Are Legion." Drake Dick Book Club (Handle: @DrakeDickBC, Bio: "Voted 2015's Most Influential Book Club") has since fired off some 700 dispatches that synthesize Weird Twitter, WordOnRoad, and your eighth grade English class' syllabus to consistently giggle-worthy results. We approached a handful of people but no one would cop to running the account, so we slid into the Club's DMs and asked what's up. Here's what we learned: it's a group effort whose main goal is to bring "joy to the dystopian hellscape that is Twitter" and they think If Your Reading This It's Too Late is Drake's most cohesive effort to date. Below, get to know our new favorite Twitter account.

Who are you? People on the internet have an incessant need to be a part of everything. By our very nature, we want to fit in. Drake Dick Book Club is an extension of that carnal emotion. Many think we are just a rag-tag group of problematic, white-privileged teens, but that couldn't be further from the truth. We are a collective of dope individuals from all different gender identifications, sexual preferences, races and tax brackets who have come together to celebrate dicks, books, clubs, and, of course, our patron saint Aubrey Graham. Similar to how Aubrey's spirit is omnipresent in the 6, we are omnipresent on the web. We see everything. We're definitely NOT world-renowned performance artist and political commentator Banksy.

What's the inspiration behind Drake Dick Book Club? Drake Dick Book Club came together much like human life on earth: completely accidental and without a purpose (other than to subsequently conquer and destroy the environment already built around it). The intersection between penises, literature and Drake's music has an audience of millions that, until now, had no leader. We created it to unite us all. Something we as a fam could build. Our main goal is to bring a bit of joy to the dystopian hellscape that is Twitter. Along with that, we like to throw ice water on hot takes, make homophobic rap Twitter uncomfortable, and provide people a place to come together and grow.

How would you define your target audience? Drake fans, dick fans, book fans and, of course, club fans. A venn diagram of these groups have a much bigger center than you would think. In fact, we believe every human on Earth is a fan of at least one of these things and want to bring them together through common passions.

What does Drake Dick Book Club mean to you? It's a carefree, welcoming, and safe space where people understand that life isn't always serious 100% of the time. It's nice to just have fun. There's so much constant negativity on Twitter that sometimes you need an escape. It's a dream finally realized. There's a juxtaposition between dick jokes and in depth discussions regarding symbolism in early 20th century French history. This is exactly the type of space we've all been searching for for years and thankfully we were able to find each other.

Do you have experience running anon accounts? Yes and no. We assume various personas to represent illusory masks which project a sense of meaning into everyday interactions. We simulate observed behaviors and regurgitate pop culture references in ultimately pointless dialogues to maintain social bonds. No one, save for our own selves and, perhaps, our lovers, knows the undisclosed desires of our hearts, of our true selves, once the persona has been stripped away and our essence is laid bare. However, we have never created an alternate account on Twitter—although, we may as well have started the Sephora corporate account as much as they bite our tweeting style. This is our public declaration of beef. Drake Dick Book Club fathered your whole aesthetic!

What's the Club's read on If You're Reading This It's Too Late? Drake is anxious. You can hear it in his voice. There is a sense of urgency and apprehension not present on his other albums. He finally shed his meme-able, text-your-ex-after-listening persona, and replaced it with something entirely more human. Many times, the chest-beating and 140-character-worthy quips come off as more self-reassuring than declarative, like a man buckling under the weight of expectations and catching himself before he falls. He's paranoid, demanding the women he beds to stay off Twitter and going so far as to say people are recording his calls. He's self-conscious, calling his mother to complain about life and worrying about how he's perceived by his peers. He's apprehensive about the future, being one year closer to 30—an age not favorable to artists in a genre known for its youthfulness—and allegedly in the process of leaving the label that gave him a foundation to build on. This CD is imperative. Almost as if Drake is purging all the thoughts in his head so he can move forward into the next phase of his life. It serves as a way to organize the chaos. Out of that disarray came the most cohesive Drake album to date.

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What Is Drake Dick Book Club?