Drake: bringing authenticity back to Hip-Hop.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Drake appears to be a breath of fresh air when it comes to the attractive music that lures and entrances millions of viewers. Hip hop is a billion dollar magnet that appears to attract every greedy, conniving, amoral capitalistic brother or sister who has a musical bone in his/her body. These rhythmical hip-hop con artists will grab a microphone and blatantly fabricate tall tales to the American public in exchange for dollars, like paid informants. They’re willing to blemish and defame their characters in exchange for enticing fruit that is attached to a poisonous tree.
I’ve heard some of these musicians solemnly swear that they are murderers, thieves, gun molls, marauders, rapists, and the like. But, not Drake. He admits to being a dissatisfied actor. He claims to be in tune with music. Drake raps his lyrics and sings his hooks like a multi-talented schizophrenic. Unfortunately, his unique style, mild-mannerisms, and choir-boy appearance seem to make him fair game for the blood thirsty lyrical sharks who will do or say anything in effort to secure a crown that is as evasive as a slimy, slippery Chameleon and as loyal as a Benedict Arnold.
I instantly became a fan once I heard, “Look what you done for me.” Instead of using his platform as a vehicle to publicly and continuously bash his dead-beat-dad, he drove on the high-road and capitalized on the opportunity to thank his uncle for picking up the slack. Looking back, I remember viewing Drake as a light-skinned sheep dwelling in the valley of the shadow of musical death. I knew that this particular lowland was saturated with amoral wolves and unethical foxes, all of them hungrily salivating.
In recent news, I heard that Killa-delphia’s own Meek Mills attempted to slaughter the Canadian lamb. It was only a matter of time, I thought. Drake must’ve been thinking the same thing, too. To my amazement, the little lamb was actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He attacked Meek with a song called, “Charged up.”
It was an okay melody; but, not enough to chase Meek into the hills and mountains of Pennsylvania. I think Drake realized that, too. Therefore, instead of waiting on Meek’s counter attack, Drake extracted a page out of President Bush’s playbook and shocked and awed the world with another song called, “Back to Back.”
Now that the cat or sheep is out of the bag, I think other rappers, old and young, who are vying for that crown, better prepare themselves for this new form of hip-hop. To put it bluntly, you better come right when you come at Mr. Wrong.
Staff Writer; Saint Solomon
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