What was Drake thinking coming at a lyricist like Jay-Z? How dare he fix his lips to comment on Jay-Z's lyrical matter? Did Drake assume his snide remarks would go unnoticed? I'm wondering why and how did an interview about Drake bring about his opinion of Jay-Z's recent music.
Drake, we all noticed and unfortunately for you, so did Jay-Z. Drake's comments last month in Rolling Stone sparked Jay-Z's remix of Soulja Boy's "We Made It," which was released this past weekend. Jay-Z fired shorts at Drake referring to him as "Mrs. Drizzy" and discrediting Drake's assertions of wealth, without disrespectfully dissing the sensitive rapper; probably because he didn't want to hurt Drake's feelings.
"It's like Hov can't drop bars these days without at least four art references... I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny."
-Drake, Rolling Stone, Feb/2014
The definition of "corny" is: trite, banal or mawkishly sentimental. If I wanted to get technical, the epitome of corny is defined by Drake's sensitive rapping style. We all know Drake would rather listen to music about failed love connections and meaningless relationships. Drake clearly likes to write rhymes when he's on his period. His lyrics are overly emotional and melodically driven. (Which clearly gives him no right to comment on the subject matter of any rapper.)So what if Jay-Z wants to discuss the art collections he's bought? Even though Jay and Drake haven't seen eye-to-eye in a while, Drake has previously deemed Jay-Z a "god." If Jay-Z is a "god" to you, then maybe you should not step out of the lane of a peasant.
If you haven't heard Jay-Z's verse on the track, click here:
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Is Hip Hop Dead?
Why should the hip hop culture only speak about the number of "hoes fucked", the amount of money allegedly stacked, and the death of fellow artists' careers? Does Drake's comment imply rappers should not talk about things other than the subjects listed or they risk being called "corny?"
Who's music do you prefer? and why? What do their lyrics say to you or is it no longer about the lyrics?
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