Drake is an example of how mediocre mainstream Hip-Hop has become. This middle class, middle-of-the-road rapper has been annoying us with his poor-ass delivery and whiny, horrisonant voice since the lame “Over” and he’s been inflicting the airwaves with his horrid singing since “Find Your Love”. The track “Take Care” was the epitome of Drake’s R-N-B-slash-Hip-Pop wackness, and all this alternating between rapping and singing is probably done to hide the fact that he’s pretty crap at both disciplines. Not that anyone out there in the industry cares, maybe because Drake is yet another legatee of nepotism. Despite not being able to rap, sing, or dance, Drake has been inducted into the music business possibly because he’s related to musicians Teenie Hodges (songwriter for Al Green and Ann Peebles) and Larry Graham (of Sly And The Family Stone). His father too was a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis, but just because someone has family connections in the music biz, it doesn’t make them a credible musician. Regardless of the fact that talent isn’t hereditary and musical ability doesn’t pass along by breeding, it seems that nobody wants to admit Drake is a shit rapper, a shittier singer, and a shite musician in general, as long as he’s related to someone who isn’t.
Looking like a hairball glued to a walnut and sounding like the character Janice from Friends, it’s a fucking mystery how and why Drake makes money from music. Like most substandard rappers he signed with Young Money in the late noughties, and since Lil Wayne became his mentor in the Hip-Pop game, it’s no wonder Drake sounds a little like him. In the track “Miss Me” for example, you can’t tell the difference between the two… when fake meets lame we have Drake and Lil Wayne. In this song, Drake declares that his name stands for “Do Right And Kill Everything” although the acronym closer to describing him is “Dreadful Rapper Allowed to Kill Entertainment”.
Drake is now part of his own label OVO Sound, but this hasn’t improved his bland yet nasally sound. Since his début album in which there was a forgettable song ironically titled “Unforgettable”, Drake has been responsible for some of the most undistinguished music ever to be released. In this crappy track, Drake’s amazing opener was “Yo, this is really one of my dumbest flows ever”, little did we know that he’d have far dumber to come. His last dumb-arse release had him dancing like an old man at a wedding in the video to “Hotline Bling”, but even though this was the most corniest, embarrassing shit you could expose your eyes and ears to, it was a huge hit.
This Canadian rapper is no Saukrates, he’s no Raz Fresco, he’s no Shad, and yet he’s probably the first performer most people think of if you ask them to name a rapper from north of the border. So while other more talented MC’s from Canada go unnoticed, this substandard prick rises to the top of the pile; a great example of the media dictating to the masses what dross to buy. But even without compartmentalizing, Drake is a piss-poor rapper whichever country he’s in, compare him to any rap artist from any part of the world and Drake would be the least talented and the least credible. Looking like Common if he’d been stung by a thousand wasps, Drake isn’t close to looking or sounding like a credible musician, in fact when Common released the diss track “Sweet” back in 2011, only fake Hip-Hop fans supported this inferior excuse for a rapper. And Common isn’t the only rap musician to call out this lame, and let’s face it, when someone like Tyga calls you “fake” you must be some kind of super-sweet, teenybopper-alluring, Hip-Hop hoax.
With fans of mediocre music waiting on tenterhooks for the much delayed Views From The 6 album, whenever he decides to release it, it will undoubtedly be another popular piece of musical excrement. Drake can pump his muscles as much as he wants, it won’t make his feeble, tame, candy-ass muzak any harder. That being said, it doesn’t seem that his fans are looking for anything hardcore or credible, just more of his trademark Rap-N-Bullshit.
The fact that he’s circumnavigated the globe in search for gold and platinum treasure, it’s quite possible that Drake is named after Sir Francis Drake, who was involved in piracy and the slave trade. White, black, or mixed race, I guess every incarnation of Drake is a popular yet detestable, money-making twat, and just like his historical namesake, the modern-day Drake also makes money from destroying black culture. Thankfully, by making such low-grade music, this Drake at least discourages piracy.
This Is All Of Drake I Can Take.