I’m just gonna come out and say it, I fucking hate Drake. For the last year or so, I’ve tried to like him and in the beginning I almost got there. But then I realised that I was just into the beats. Beats, which I’m sure could go to a genuinely talented artist if it wasn’t for the fact that Drake appears to leave a trail of money behind him, similar to the shiny trail of a snail.

The worst thing about my hatred for Drake is that I can’t put my finger on what it is that makes me so angry about his existence. I could say a lot of things about his face, but that’s not fair, he’s not a model after all. I could say many things about his style, but again, that’s not fair, he blatantly has a stylist who picks out clothes to make him homo-friendly. I could say many things about the fact that he has a tendency to sing, which makes me think, ‘Fool, you ain’t a rapper, you’re an R’n’B singer!’ but I don’t hate on Lauryn Hill when she sings and raps on the same song. The only reason I can think of to explain why I have developed an aversion to Drake AND Drake fans, is that he has been hyped up the way I imagine people hyped up Jesus back in the day. But Jesus seems to have done a lot of crazy stuff to earn that singular name, what has Drake done lately? Dude can’t even sell a million records in his opening weekend and he’s supposed to be the god of Hip Hop? No.

When I began to hear Drake named as the saviour of Hip Hop, I was frustrated because it seemed to be coming from people that thought Kanye West was the saviour of Hip Hop a couple years back. Don’t get me wrong, Kanye’s a big dude and for a short time it seemed like he was worthy of it, but those days are long gone. When you appeal mainly to a Pop and R’n’B audience, please don’t claim to be Hip Hop. Dizzee Rascal doesn’t claim that he is releasing Grime records, he labels them as Pop or electro or whichever genre they are best suited to. I like Hip Hop so I don’t go running around calling Justin Timberlake the saviour of Rock music because he used a guitar in a song.

Anyway, don’t talk to me about how shit Drake is, talk to Hex Murda, he slates Drake with a bit more style.

One thought on “Fuck Drake.

  1. Thank God someone finally agrees. There is no need for a saviour of hip hop. All that music that comes out is pop, but categorised as hip hop by the same companies that once put MJ as a bit part R’n’B act. So Kanye west is not a saviou of hip hop however he has elevated its game, made it more widespread and unlike Drake, kept the essence of hip hop and music generally. My opinion is he could be our generations quincy Jones in the making!
    Now on to Drake! He should be apologised for by Canada like Bryan Adams. He “raps” in that dreadful tone and the “singing” is some half hearted Craig David rip off!..Lyrically he does nout for me, but opitimises the deep problems, not only in hip hop, but music generally. Everything he does is just doesn’t seem natural, but calculated and corny like one of those weird american kids that are child stars and being famous is a career path.
    I could go on, but some would call me a hater and it might turn into a rant, but I am waiting for the day when he is no longer the HOT thing and people are embarrssed like me when I see myself in pics with G-unit t-shirts on!….come on the music will hardly pass the test of time.

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