Drake Says Ghostface Killah Called Him One Of His Favorite Emcees

Drake details a conversation he had with Ghostface Killah, explains "Wu-Tang Forever" & confirms Wu-Tang Clan appearances on the song's remix.

When Drake released "Wu-Tang Forever," a selection off his new album Nothing was the Same, some criticized him for the title, which is taken from Wu-Tang Clan's 1997 double-album, Wu-Tang Forever. In a recent interview with CRWN, presented by MySpace, Drake spoke about the response from the song.

"I did take a risk titling that song what it was," Drake said in the interview. "But for me, I'm always into paying homage...That's kind of what 'Wu-Tang Forever' is. I've always tried to pick a classic Hip Hop song and make it my own...I thought [the response] would have been worse than that, really, to be honest." 

During the interview, Drake also spoke about appearing on a song with "all" of the members of Wu-Tang Clan. 

"I've got a great piece with me and Wu-Tang Clan all rapping together again, which is dope," Drake said. "That's coming soon, definitely. It's on the way."

The song Drake is speaking about is rumored to be the remix to "Wu-Tang Forever," though Drake did not say specifically what "piece" the group would appear on. 

Yesterday (September 24), Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck spoke with HipHopDX and denied participating on a remix to "Wu-Tang Forever," though he did confirm that other members were involved in making the remix to the song. 

"The understanding that I had from the song was that we was supposed to get on it, not knowing if it was the remix or the original song," Inspectah Deck said in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "I believe it was the remix. We was supposed to get on it. Given to me, from RZA, he wanted all eight of us on it. So while we were in Amsterdam, we even booked studio time to go in and get on that song and that was the understanding that I was left with.

"I never made it on the song," Deck added. "Actually, I went back to the hotel. Late night, I left. From my understanding, [Method Man] got on the song, U-God, I think Masta Killah, Capp, not sure. But, I know that there were verses from the Clan on the song."

During the same exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Inspectah Deck also criticized Drake for titling his song "Wu-Tang Forever."

"I just felt it don't need to be 'Wu-Tang Forever,' Inspectah Deck said. "It should be called 'It's Yourz,' if that's the case. That's what the hook seems to be. That's what the main basis of the rhyme seems to be. So you can call it 'It's Yourz' and it would have the same impact. But to call it Wu Tang Forever'...unless the song is about the Clan like that, then it's cool. I'm like, 'Yo, if there's a remix coming out, it got brothers on it and you just wanted to leak this one first and then come back with the Clan in that strategy, that's not the understanding that brothers had in the beginning."

Drake Says Ghostface Killah Endorses Him As An Emcee

During his CRWN interview, Drake was also asked about the controversy and discussion surrounding "Wu-Tang Forever." While Inspectah Deck may disagree with the song's title, Drake says other members have extended praise for the Toronto rapper. 

"I had the best moment of my life the other day," Drake said during his CRWN interview. "One of the best moments. Ghostface Killah called me. I don't want to out his business, but he was just so real about it that I've gotta tell this story because I'm proud. So, if he watches this, I'm sorry, but I've gotta tell this story. He was like, 'Yo, son, there's this guy on Twitter. He's been pretending to be me for a long time and talked down on you. But I just wanted to tell you, you're one of my favorite emcees.' To hear that from him, somebody who we've all looked up to for so long, it meant a lot."

Recently, Drake posted an image of himself with two Wu-Tang Clan members, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. The image, found on his Instagram account, can be viewed below, followed by part 1 of Drake's CRWN interview.

CRWN x Drake, Ep. 1: NWTS, Rivals and Idols from CRWN on Myspace.

RELATED: Inspectah Deck Denounces Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever," Denies Remix Involvement

119 Comments

  • Brack

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  • Anonymous

    Nigga, Ja Rule is Drake's Uncle.

  • Uncle Pete

    I am Drakes Uncle, I use to have sex with him when he was a teenage boy. It's what made him who he is today, he can really hit that high note because of me. He has become a great man.

  • Anonymous

    Quincy Jones recently told Extra that his favorite rapper is Rick Ross. Said his business sense and overall need to win are the traits of a born winner.

  • Young White Boy

    R.A. the Rugged Man is an ugly disgusting looking Dirty JEW. PEACE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, how you gonna call yourself a man and cup Drake's balls all over the internet? Scream hater, hater, hater all you want but YOU the suspect one. WOMEN don't ride for this guy like y'all do on the internet.

    • Kesha

      I'm a women & I think he a corny ass mother fucker, Why the fuck he always make that stupid ass face, he look like a damn clown.

    • d mac

      lol, anonymous #2 you need a screen name that was potent ether @ owl boy women post comments, can you tell? I can. BTW, they can read too.

    • anonymous

      OVO Gucci mane fans say and do the same thing you're doing and hey they putting themselves out there it's gonna come with the territory, the only difference is that a Gucci mane fan gets emotional and threatens with violence and Drake fans cry like the Britney Spears dude that went viral, back when Britney Spears vagina went viral. Your reading skills are worse than your logic because he didn't address women at all he emasculated you Drake stans further by stating that women don't dickride as hard you fags do for Drake, so no a woman is not on here riding for Drake hard like you are and that makes you worse than a chick with a celeb crush. That makes your rebuttal invalid and you look more like woman by using the old deflection technique. This had nothing to do with douchy mane or OJ the juicebox it's the 1000th Drake article and counting so you got your work cut out, hope your jaw don't lock up.

    • OVO

      How many women do you see posting on this site? Or most other hip-hop sites? Your comment would possibly make sense if women made up a significant proportion of people who typically comment on Drake articles on DX. They are also rarely found commenting on ANY other articles. Clearly basic logic alludes you. There are niggas on this site who ride for Gucci Mane and OJ Da Juiceman and other trash artists. Go complain about them.

  • drake runs rap

    all of the putang clan try to dickride drake to stay relevent. Because they know with out drake mentioning them no1 would give 2 shits about their 80 year old wack asses. Every rapper begs drake for features so they can make hits because drake makes the biggest hits he runs this rap shit. Wutang aint nothing but drakes bitches

  • 614grind

    Ghostface said that on some Godfather type shit. Like, on some Mr. Miyagi to Daniel san shit. Wax on, wax off lil' nigga.

  • Anonymous

    this makes me want to punch shit

  • Anonymous

    its yourz is one of my favorite wu songs i think hip hop is over the dope lives underground and in the 90's

  • Not Impressed

    Drake has to be one of the phoniest rappers (and people) I've ever seen in my life. I swear he dick rides every single artist or famous person he meets. He's a leech...A fame leech. He likes to attach himself to a bunch of celebrities, suck them dry, then get more famous himself from using them and their fanbases. It's sad no realizes what he's doing. Sadly, these people are just flattered a popular rapper "likes" them. I bet Raekwon and Ghostface even asked for a collab... I'm not impressed

    • d mac

      Rapper cosign don't mean sh@t when it comes to a playlist, that's that follower lemming dialect you're talking. I'm a fan enough to know that picture up there says more about the career of Ghostface Killah than it does Drake. Bottom line. Only ones who's tripping is you delusional weirdo groupie stan cheerleader pom-pom waving stargazers.

    • Anonymous

      OVO is a bitchmade delusional Drake stan making up bullshit.

    • OVO

      Ghostface called Drake. The other artists were asked in interviews by reporters what they thought about Drake. The reporters chose those questions because of bitch niggas like anonymous who sit on message boards and claim that Drake ain't hip-hop. Drake ain't asking for co-signs, he's made that abundantly clear a number of times.

    • HNIC

      OVO: None of the people you listed as cosigners ever needed to be cosigned....why the fuck do you suppose? To quote you, "It's both hilarious and pathtic" Of course other artist are going to cosign him, it's the poltics of music son. Stop it already.

    • OVO

      It's both hilarious and pathetic the lengths people go to hate on and discredit Drake...he's hip-hop man! I listen to hip-hop moron, that includes artists like J5, SV, One Be Lo, Celph Titled, RA the Rugged Man AND DRIZZY DRAKE!!! Hahaha! Hate on anonymous, you're pathetic.

    • Anonymous

      THERES A REASON I CANT SIT IN MY ROOM AN LISTEN TO DRAKE HES NOT HIP HOP GO LISTEN TO SOME JURASIC 5 AND LEARN LYRICS FUCK LISTEN PAC LISTEN BIGGIE ANY ONE BUT FRAKE

    • Anonymous

      U SAY SLAUGHERHOUSE SUPPORTS HIM BUT SLAUGHTERHOUSE SOLD OUT TO EVERYONE IS MAKING WHACK MUSIC UGHH.COM

    • Anonymous

      no hes not dont think u like hip hop if u havent noticed every mainstream act has sold out from royce to cole to wale to wiz kalifia to kanye AND JAY AND EM there not making hiphop any more to many people listen to hip hop no one know what hip hop even sound like ROYCE DA 59 - FLOW BOY FUCK MAINSTREAM HIP HOP IM NOT EVEN CHECKING FOR IT NOW WU-TANGS FOREVER AND THE UNDERGROUND WILL NEVER CHANGE ODDISEE - DO IT ALL FUCK DRAKE

    • OVO

      The hate for Drake is ridiculous. "He's fake" He's a sellout". How is what Drake was putting out in 2006 any different than what he is putting out now? It isn't. He's one of the few people who are now mainstream, that have clearly been true to themselves. This man's music has been cosigned by everyone from J. Cole, to Eminem, to all of Slaughterhouse, to Ghostface, to Jay-Z, to Phonte, to Rapsody, to DJ Premier. Yet a bunch of nobodys sit in front of their computers claim "he ain't hip-hop". He is hip-hop. He's as much hip-hop as Immortal Technique, Biggie, Das Efx etc. Drake supports artists, commercial and underground, he supports the rap battle scene. He's gay because he talks about emotions, women, feelings? Science suggests it's quite healthy to talk about your feelings. Acting "hard" and not listening to people ain't healthy and it explains why the suicide rate for men is 3 times what it is for women, despite women being diagnosed with depression at a higher rate. Other rappers like Common and LL spent large chunks of their careers talking about women and their feelings. Drake is one of the realest niggas who has ever done this shit. Right up there with people Kool G Rap and Scarface. When it's all said and done Drake will be a legend in music and will be mentioned alongside artists like Miles Davis.

  • real perspective

    I probably wouldn't mind Drake so much if EVERY FUCKIN MEDIA OUTLET wasn't forcefeeding this nigga down our throats, same for Jay Z and all these cats. Damn if you good you good and the streets know. I bet everybody wants a Bentley and those companies don't need to put out a commercial every first down, but Ford, Chevy and Toyota are there for every play of game does that mean they're hotter cars because they sell more?

  • Anonymous

    Cmon, Ghost got bills too. Gotta do what he need to do to get those reserve notes.

  • Anonymous

    drake an mc ? get the fuck outa here he isnt an mc or a rapper hes just a little punk claiming he does hip hop

    • ^

      There's your typical dumb groupie response.

    • Anonymous

      not mc . motherfuka ur ears must got fucked by a hating nigga so u cant perceive what da fuck does MC means. Wait til ur mom and sister suckin my dick like a microphone then thats MC. Im tired of these hating anonymous bitchass tryna smart talk and say this say that. Get da fuck off the keyboard and wipe ur little drivelled nose . FUcking dentalcuntlip .

  • chillthrillz

    drizzy,,,want that OG respect,,,thats peace,,,,wu are multi till they close up,,,,,this can only make drake a lil more relatable to older heads,,,that dont fuck with this era's rap,,,,, fuck a remix do a whole new joint to show and prove,,the love,,, 96st medina

  • Anonymous

    drake aint even a mcee or a rapper he is a fucking RNB artist

    • the truth

      again MCEE and RAPPER is not the same as this stupid anonymous says. T______T . MOTHERFUCKING CONTACT JESUS TO ASK FOR SOME MERCY PLZ

  • God mc

    The god need to stop the bs he forgot we have audio of him say this nigga was trash know that he name a song wu tang forever he's feeling drake get the fuck out of here god lmao that's peace tho god do what you to do to keep feeding the children forever wu tang

  • Real Talk 1000

    the hate on drake is just way way overdone, thats why I like that line he said "Know that I don't make music for niggas who don't get pussy." you all are way too sexually frustrated on these comments, you need to get off the internet and get a girl geeks

  • Anonymous

    i think Ghost was joking drake.

  • Gibby

    TMZ is saying that Manziel & Drake were spotted swimming together & holding hands on a date last night. I just don't know what to say about that.

  • Troy

    Just read an article that said Drake is dating Johhy Manziel? What in the fuck? I had no idea Manziel was gay, there goes the fucking season.

  • Anonymous

    Haha haters! Drake is on fire, 1st he has the hottest new boyfriend around in Manziel & now a cosign from a Wu member. Drake & Johnny Football are the hottest power couple there is

  • JIMJIM

    MAN EVERYTHINGS FUCKED UP

  • HipHopDrakeX

    Darke! Drake! Drake! Drake says this, Drake says that, this just in Drake farted, more to come later on what it smelled like.

  • D.R.A.K.E.

    Drake is the best rapper since Nas. NWTS is the best album since Life Is Good.

  • Anonymous

    ghost bronson wants that drake money lolll

  • Anonymous

    How can you be the best rapper out and you can't even release a rap album?? It's easy to put hot bars together when it only accounts for a portion of your album. The only thing Drake is the best at is being soft.

  • Anonymous

    These old niggas are about getting some paper and publicity and that's it. Can you really see Ghost fucking with a dude like Drake? No fucking way

  • LEATHER FACESSS crazy chain saws

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  • Yo. Lets be real

    People - stop acting surprised. Of course, Wu-Tang would endorse Drake. He is a great innovative MC. Most of you haters are suburban kids who grew up romanticizing the culture. Wu-Tang had to deal with adversity and haters from the ol generation - R&B fans from the 70s dissing them for rapping over / distorting classic soul records. Whats the difference? now you guys are Wutang fans from the 90s dissing Drake 20 years later. Big deal. This is how music is innovated. At any rate, MCing is about skills. It's like a sport. Drake got skills. The talent is not really deniable - hate it or not. Plus Ghostface and RZA both are huge into authenticity, R&B and experimenting with music. Drake is that on all fronts. And you naysayers complaining about too many Drake articles - just stop reading them. Hiphopdx is just giving the people what they want. It's interesting how Drake haters are 10,000 times more obsessed with him than his stans. If u don't like his music, stop commenting and get a life. Most of you complain that Drake is soft but here you are - commenting away like Internet nerds. stop obsessing over Drake's every word. You like those closet gay guys hating on gays publicly but your on the DL...it's kinda pathetic

    • HNIC

      Tri: I don't hate him because I love to hate as you would OBVIOUSLY say. I hate him because he is TRASH. A former child actor signed because weezy knew he had MARKET appeal. You can say hater all the fuck you want, but fact is, he has weak bars son....i repeat, WEAK BARS.....average at prime. Kendrick called him out for his weak ass bars rightfully so (no, i don't rotate kendrick, but can admit his bars go hard son) If I dislike an artists, imma say what the fuck I want. To not say anything is some pansy shit and doesn't help the wack ass artists improve. of course some artist from the 80s and 90s sang in some of their songs (biz markie being one of my favorites) difference is, it was original then. Now it's become part of the this hippity pop formula.....so, who missed who's point? I was living, breathing and listening to hip-hop when you were sucking on your mamas tit....but go ahead, keep claiming we're just "90s posers." That's all you got, your unoriginal ass repeating the same weak ass rebuttal. HNIC

    • Anonymous

      This guy, the OP, and everyone who agrees with them are idiots who are wrong.

    • triPAUD

      Yo, real talk. They're not even from the 90s, they just pretend that they grew up w/ Wu. They just see Wu as that hardcore shit, so it helps them to feel authentic. HNIC missed the whole fuckin point. Its one thing to have an opinion, but hating is actually loving to hate. you're still a fan. you devote attention to them. you think about them. you're talking about him. You LOVE to hate him. If you dislike an artist, just shut the fuck up. The worst insult for an artist is to be unheard or unacknowledged. No singing? I guess you never heard Second Coming? La Rhumba? Ghostdeni? ODB? Thats why WU birthed so much of this hip hop shit, and Drake agrees...

    • HNIC

      Hahaha, you really think Drake is being innovative. Lol, rii-iight. Your attempted historical analogy is apples and oranges son, laughable at best. First, 60s and 70s artists cried wolf because of SAMPLING not because of ones ability to rock the fucking mic. Second, it's heads that are going for Drake's neck, not other artist. The Drake haters (no shame, myself included) are entitled to opine--this is supposed to be "art" homie(lowest-common-denomenator-art). It is a completley SUBJECTIVE matter. For you to act like your opinion is ironclad is a fucking joke. Whether Drake has skills or not is up to all heads as a collective--and the hate shows where the collective stands. You got it twisted son, suburban followers like yourself are the ones that make Drake, not hate him. Your fix to play devil's advocate is blinding you from reality son--Drake is a packaged "pop" artist that is following a decades old pop formula...infused into hiphop during the Bad Boy era....nothing original or innovative about him. Enter the WU-Tang 36 chambers is what heads/critics/haters consider an innovate and original piece of work--it stands out FAR from the rest of that time period. No singing, no Rnb hooks, STRAIGHT BARS over far left field production. Drakes bars will never stand the test of time. NEVER. Yes, his skills are deniable. Listen to self-made MCs son, not packaged MCs. HNIC

    • Anonymous

      you're completely right. but the worst of them all is the guy with the arrows in his ass who spends his whole shitty life on here.

    • TeloS

      At least, there's someone clever here.

  • unbelievable

    LMAO I laughed to tears when I first saw the headline, its the end of the world as we know it. I'll believe it when I hear actual audio or footage from Ghost of this cosign. Drake is too soft for the Wu.

  • ETK

    TOP 5 WORST TROLLS ON HHDX 1.the ja rule troll 2.the gucci troll 3.dentaldamboy 4.the Anally Pussified Anon Guy (Anonymous & :^) who says "Everything You Say Is BULLSHIT LIES" and "Haha Good Joke" 5.quote-man

    • RULETALK#

      Chuck Norris the Best rapper alive. He the only nigga go platinum and aint drop a single record. STOP HATIN!!

    • Gucci The Realest

      Gucci is the realest rapper ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Greg

      Drake is too cute, I want his penis in my buttcheeks. Don't hate cause he is gay, it's 2013 guys.

    • Anonymous

      JA RULE ARMY WORLDWIDE TAKIN OVA!

  • Anonymous

    so ?? raekwon and rza cosigned justin bieber. that does not make bieber a great artist.

  • sam snead

    It's funny how this guy has to get constantly cosigned

  • KAKA

    everybody wants to be like drake but drake wants to be like L

  • anon

    all dx does is get a few dollars from a label. and in return they bombard us with interviews aka promotion before that artist comes out but in all actuality, it makes me hate the artist even more. "drake says he doesnt like ketchup on his cheeseburgers." "drake says he should have been on the gta5 soundtrack." "drake says he stopped using his blackberry to write music."

  • Anonymous

    every second post is about Drake.... GTFOH

  • Anonymous

    Drake album will survive the test of time ,it is classic. slow but amazing songs

  • OldSkul

    PLEASE STOP DICK-RIDIN' DRAKE! GTFO HHDX! STOP THIS SHIAT RIGHT NOW. Nobody cares what this gay ass rapper says ... smh

  • 2pacfan

    Even the Wu is selling out to Drake-rap? I guess there's no space for Kendrick-rap then..

  • Bulletproof Wallets

    We don't believe you

  • TMZ

    Drake Diss Kendrick Lamar ! http://tinyurl.com/mbthsgt

  • drake runs rap

    drake is all your favourite rappers favourite rapper. Drake about to do the best numbers of the year with his album he is the king of this rap shit and it just makes you haters mad to accept the fact that drake is the face of rap

  • Young White Boy

    All rappers secretly put drake at the top of there fav mc list who wouldn't he is the realist rapper in the game no other rapper except maybe lil wayne maybe is even up there

  • piss on yankees

    don't hate on Toronto faggot.

  • Fuck Toronto

    Another Canadian making lies up.

  • d mac

    That apology is the disclaimer for the fuckery that will ensue. On some ol' "you don't like Wu-Tang Forever? Well Ghostface said I'm one of has favorite emcees". Ain't say you got a collab in the works, after all Starks did an ill rap-n-b album, Wizard Of Poetry. "Guest House"-Ghost feat Fab>>>>>>>>>

  • Anonymous

    drake says lil wayne's dick taste weird

  • BIG GHOST NAHMEAN

    Yo don't believe the hype yall I aint called this lil hoe Aight so once again we here to discuss the latest release from a dude who prolly gon need no introductions but Imma introduce him anyways namsayinYall might knohim as that owl-obsessed Aaliyah stan from the great white north wit the exotic budgie tat n the wild flamboyant hand gestures that makes bout 63 questionable facial expressions per minute while hoppin around on stage in a tank top who installed a a showerhead that sprays lavender scents into the air n a stripper pole in his crib n calls hisself Champagne Papi but yohol up son I mean only in this fake ass industry can you go from bein a silver spoon swallowin jewgro witta blend of melted butter n warm Ovaltine flowin thru ya bloodstream playin a paraplegic lame on a corny teen soap opera to becomin besties witta fake Blood who looks like a cross between a gremlin, a cabbage patch doll n a chupacabra n call yaself Champagne Papi n still be crazy respected by ya peers b We talmbout a dude who done made songs so moist they could tenderize a steak if you left it in front of the speaker Songs that could hydrate ya skin n cleanse ya pores n shit Songs that could make swans appear at ya doorstep Shit that could pasteurize milk. But yall guessed itits the AJ Soprano of rap hisself the 2013 Chandler Bing the Human Rollerblade Drizzy Drake. I aint gon lie bI aint what yall might call a Drake fan n shit. Matter fact most yall muthafuckas be like WORD YOU A DRAKE HATER Bwhich aint true. I actually appreciate a lot of what this beige muthafucka done accomplished in his career. I mean aint like I was a fan of ALL that shit but there was definitely joints that I was feelin since back in the Room For Improvement/Comeback Season era namsayin. Son wasnt whylin on some all the way corny shit back then tho. On the other hand he wasnt exactly what you might refer to as a nigga you take too seriously neither. He kept it straight lightskinned n on some boy next door type shit n whatever. He was a safe nigga. He seemed like the type of dude who actually knew what the fuck a backgammon board was for n shit. Son seemed like he done got busy witta pottery wheel at least a few times in his life beforeshit like that. He seemed like a dude who would kno the difference between a dinner fork n a salad fork n might gon chuckle if he seen you usin the wrong one or some shitthe kinda dude who had hedgehogs or some other kinda exotic rodents growin up instead of a dog nahmean. He seemed like the type of nigga who favorite hood flicks was Set It Off n Jasons Lyric. Like he might coulda been the type to somersault down a hill laughin or make a short film of a plastic bag blowin round in the wind n have his friends come thru the crib to watch it n make smores n shit like thatthe type of dude Alfonso Ribeiro would play on a tv show n shit. After So Far Gone dropped thoit was over b. The success of that shit jus opened the floodgates to a world dominated by dudes who never had male role models growin up n females that insisted on puttin the fakest n corniest niggas on the planet (I mean you Tyga) on a pedestal n worshippin em like Greek gods b. After that mixtape blew that was itlike the nigga Drizzy had found his purpose in life n was on some o.d. sucker shit for the next 4 years wit back to back stripper rescue mission anthems n audio manuals for dudes on how to excavate the least masculine traits outta they own personality. But it was a sign of the times g. DMX had fell way the fuck offM.O.P. hadnt dropped any official albums in like NINE years n shit Eminem was bout to use his Relapse album to prove that takin 5 years off in the rap game is like tryin to reheat a burger from last week Dr Dre was too busy pretendin he was in the lab makin an album to actually make oneso on n so forth. The landscape in hip hop was changin namsayin The year before that Kanye had got his heart broke into a million little tiny pieces by his fiancee n forgot how to make a rap album.so we got 808s & Heartbreaks instead. Which brings me to my point yo.If I had to pinpoint the actual origin of when exactly Drake had got bit by the radioactive butterfly that changed his life forever I would say it occurred the moment he heard track 8 from that album come pourin thru his Skullcandy earbuds. No one song in the history of rap music ever influenced a niggas whole career the way that Kanyes Street Lights affected ya boy Drizzy. Son must been mesmerized by that shit cuz his entire career path from that point on basically revolved around tryin to remake that Ye joint in as many different ways possible yo. But he took it a step further than that nigga Yeezy by bein on some wild insecure shit instead of jussa straight obnoxious douchebag genius witta broken heart. Niggas always been like NAW THAT NIGGA DRAKE JUS IN TOUCH WIT HIS FEMININE SIDEHE HONESTHE MAKE HONEST MUSIC N HE IN TOUCH WIT HIS FEMININE SIDE N HIS FEELINGS N ADMITS HE GOT FLAWSHE HOLDIN IT DOWN FOR HONEST NIGGAS THATS IN TOUCH WIT THEY FEMININE SIDES N GOT FLAWS SON. But yofrom the beginning of rap its always been muthafuckas dreamin of havin shit that niggas round they way aint had. Even back in the throw ya hands in the air n wave em like ya jus dont care days. Best believe it was more than a handful of niggas in the BX wit names like Kool Luv Ski that was rockin Jordache jeans n Pro Keds talmbout YES YES YALL IM GETTIN CRAZY DUCATS HUH HUH HUH HUH or I GOT ALL THE FRESH GIRLIES ON THE TIP or 1, 2, 3 IN THE PLACE TO BE ITS THE SURE SHOT PARTY ROCKIN ONE WHO GOT THE FELLAS JOCKIN That shit evolved over time into language that was a lot less corny n eventually niggas was jus compoundin all that shit into phrases like FUCK BITCHES, GET MONEY. But the boy Drake put those thoughts thru his own filter n came wit some suckerfied shit. He put the sucka nigga spin on that. He translated that shit into Fuckboynese for you. He jus spoke to the inner sucka ass muthafucka in you n told it to come on out n join the movement. He seduced the inner sucka in you n told it LOOKDONT EEM WORRY MMKAY? IMMA MAKE ALL THIS SUCKA ASS FUCKBOY SHIT HOT N YOU GON BE FREE TO ROAM THE EARTH N ALL THAT MY NIGGA AAAAWWWWWWW. Word is bond this nigga had songs where he was sayin shit like I JUS WANNA BE SUCCESSFULI WANNA BE FAMOUSI WANNA BE ABLE TO TELL NIGGAS WHO AINT BELIEVE IN ME HAHA I TOLD YOU SO. I WANNA BE ABLE TO SWOOP IN ON ANOTHER NIGGA GIRL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHILE HE NOT AROUND N THROW DIRT ON HIS NAME JUS SO SHE WONT BE HAPPY WIT HIM NO MORE EVEN THO I BROKE UP WIT HER A YEAR AGO N SHE DONE MOVED ON WIT HER LIFE BUT I CANT STAND TO SEE HER HAPPY UNLESS SHE WIT ME EVEN THO I DONT WANNA BE WIT HERn put a fucknigga spin on the whole thing. The whole Take Care album was like a Code of Hammurabi for dudes wit white iphones n females who hate rap. Take Care was a manifesto for the entire bitchmade nigga species. But I aint wanna get into all that. Yall already kno the whole repertoirethe boy Aubrey made it cool for grown men to openly admit all the lame thoughts that go runnin thru they head when they drunk n at they emotionally vulnerable-est n made it so niggas jus started to embrace those impulses while they sober n in a good mood too. To make shit worse you started seein more n more precum babies sproutin up all over the place like dandelions n sharin they own fairytales n fables of not havin no dignity or regard for mens fashion n shit like that. If you a dude who was raised on soy milk you prolly thinkin why we need shit like dignity n separate clothing sections for males n females in the first place right? Yall thinkin whats so bad bout dudes not filterin out all that hoe shit before they start sharin they honest true blue feelings on whatever whatever Its cuz deep down we kno its some unseen forces outchea tryin to get us to stop procreatin b. And what better way to do that shit than to turn yall niggas balls into some ovaries yo? So THE MAN been cool wit pushin all this fuckboy music on yalleven tho yall be thinkin NAW I BE SEXIN TO DRIZZY MUSIC ALL THE TIME SONbut yo you ever EVER ever ever ever impregnate a female to some Drake joints bruh? Naw that shit impossible b. Unless its some shit like Uptown or November 18th maybe But thats another topic yo. Ion wanna get way off track n shit. So we gon discuss the Nothing Was The Same lp now. Imma start out by sayin I was disappointed to see that 5 AM In Toronto aint on the albumnot even as a bonus joint or nothinwhich is a damn shame cuz I really felt like that was the best verse Drizzy spit since before So Far Gonen that beat was cold as hell too. That joint was like my favorite shit for a minute in all honesty b. I remember thinkin damnthis nigga Aubrey might gon have some shit on deck for us when his album drop forreal forreal. Like how the fuck this the same dude who was rappin bout goin thru a chicks purse while she in the bathroom? But thats neither here nor there since it aint make the album. Lets get into this shit tho. 1. Tuscan Leather Aight so this shit starts out soundin like the music from a movie trailer for a quirky romantic comedy that got quirky white folk like Zooey Deschanel or muthafuckin somebody somebody Wilson or some shit in it exchangin witty dialog between theyselves while tryin to save whales n drink warm soy beverages or whatever cuz I never really actually seen none of them fuckin movies ever but thats jus what this shit reminds me of. Yall might be gettin the same vibes But then you like oh hol upits that Whitney Houston joint from The Bodyguard playin backwards n shitlike damn this nigga Drizzy tryin to ether hisself on track 1 or what? But nah he seriousn son aint singin or bringin none of that do you mind if I suck ya toes for you? shit he usually be bringin. Right out the gate he wanna let yall niggas kno you dealin witta whole different animal on this album. The Drake who could shoot lotion outta his wrists n spin a web aint show up on this track. Instead we got the Drake that likes to throw out warnings for anybody who be forgettin that when he not croonin a gentle ballad he also be spittin barsn summa them shits can be dope. Only thing Ion get is why anytime Drizzy bring up Lil Wayne in a song he gotta talk bout somebody catchin a body in the next line Im jus as famous as my mentor But thats still the bossdont get sent for Get hype on tracks n jump in front of a bullet you wasnt meant for Cuz you dont really wanna hear me vent more Hot temperscary outcome Whatever you say b Personally I prefer when son eases up on all the tough talk cuz its jus hard to take that shit serious comin from a dude who wore a leotard to the VMAs last year bruh. Only time you really felt like the old Take Care Drake was tryin to pop back up on this track was when he mentioned that even Ellen love our shit. Yeah the old Drake still alive n well b. But that aint the only shout out Drizzy had to drop a quick Wu-Tang reference n mention that he be sippin Pora n listenin to Cappadonna No disrespect but Ion even think people who actually kno Cappadonna personally be listenin to Cappadonna b. You whylin b. 2. Furthest Thing Aight so apparently homie that was rappin on the last track jus tip toed out the room to let Take Care Drake take the wheel for a minute. This the nigga that fans his eyes when he cries spittin on this trackn what you expect him to do other than talk bout his imperfections while he simultaneously brags n takes shots at the imaginary chick he pourin his heart out to on this shit over some somber emo type music. But a glorious thing happens bout 3 minutes in n the beat his boy 40 hooked up switches to some shit by the homie Jake One. Its almost like the beat jus slapped a hundred naked midgets wit valentines out the boy Drakes ass n helped him act like a man again. I still wasnt feelin all that melodramatic shit happenin on the first 2/3 of the track tho. a snow 3. Started From the Bottom I remember when this shit dropped back at the beginning of the year. Muthafuckas on twitter was talmbout EWWW THIS NEW DRAKE SONG TRASH BREHHHso I decided maybe Id peep that namsayin. After I heard it I was like yono wonder his fans hate this shit.son really stepped his masculinity up without een breakin away from his regular formula which usually starts wit him either directin all the shit he sayin towards a chick he use to mess wit who dont fully appreciate herself or understand her own special secret powers or towards some random nigga who doubted him while mentionin all the dudes he came up wit who he be keepin warm under his wings. Next he usually name drops some cities he feel like he at home in even tho his hometown loves him By this point he usually done said at least 5 things to make you doubt he actually got any male reproductive organs so he gotta balance it out wit some tough talk or some nasty vulgar shit to prove he still only human n got plenty flaws but he got enough dough to make those feelings go away n how when ya girl not answerin her phone its cuz he imaginarily flyin her to some romantic spot someplace thats outta ya budget so take that bruh. My reaction to this joint was basically yoeven tho he still sayin some hoe shit this gotta be the hardest I ever heard son spit without soundin like a delusional fuckin moron. Son really created a new flow on this shit too. And the beat yo? No wonder sons most loyal hardcore diehard fans hated this shit bthe shit barely got any melodies or nothin. Drizzy stans wanted the nigga who could make em cry til they get the hiccupsn this started from the bottom shit wasnt cuttin it b. His female fans hated it cuz like wtf is this shit a rap song or sumn? 4. Wu-Tang Forever n heres where we switch to son steppin back into his old comfort zone. I never fucked wit the concept of this record b. First of allif you aint kno already this shit uses the name of the second Wu album as its titlen it samples probably the hardest song on the albumn this shit is a ballad. That shit is like Michael Buble makin a song called Appetite For Destruction that samples Welcome To The Jungle or some shitn the shit is a ballad. Word is accordin to the legendary U-God that the whole Clan jumpin on the remix too. I understand that niggas gotta make sacrifices to stay relevant or whateverbut its a reason why a lot of folks feel like the last 2 or 3 albums was wackn its cuz they hardly ever on the same page these days b. So when Inspectah Deck tweeted out that he felt like the song was in no way a tribute to the Clan n it had no business bein called what its called n then like a hour later his boy U-God tellin a journalist that the whole Clan jumpin on the remix its hard to understand what these dudes is thinkin namsayin. Truth be told the song aint horrible or nothin but it damn sure aint what niggas is tryin to hear when they read this song title b. 5. Own It Aight so now this nigga jus overdoin it This is basically part 2 of Wu-Tang Forever wit the same Its Yourz sample except now he switched the its yours meaning from how the chick tellin him that all her good stuff belong to him to how he tellin the same broad that his heart is hers. Son I cant een listen to this shit. Only a dude who would walk into a McDonalds n ask for a salad wit lightly steamed carrots n a venti Sprite could make a song this light in the ass. Drake actin like a nigga who jus discovered Wu Tang for the first time in his life on this shit b We only on track 5 n this nigga done based two whole songs round the same inspiration n shouted Cappadonna out on the intro to the album. Shit reminds me of when niggas got juxed for they luggage in Coming To America n Akeem tells Semmi Let us dress like New Yorkers n they come out the spot rockin the head to toe I NY shit. Naw fuckouttahere wit this shit 6. Worst Behavior Cant decide if this shit sound more like the unreleased worst song from Yeezus or the unreleased worst song from Magna Carter Holy Grail b. Like forreal how this shit make the album n son left 5 AM In Toronto off bruh? This shit sound like when your computer crash n you restart the muthafucka n restore the previous session n you got like 3 tabs wit youtube videos open n they all start playin at the same time n shit. Nigga aint een rap til halfway thru the song neither. Up til that point he sound more unfocused n confused than a Swizz Beats hook. Shit jus terrible b. 7. From Time (feat. Jhene Aiko) This shit sound kinda right yo. The very talented Jhene Aiko blessed this track wit her vocal goodness The beat is kinda simple but provides the nigga Drizzy wit some breathin space to tell his tales n whatever. Bein that this shit aint directed at one of them niggas who doubted him while he was on his come up that means its gotta be directed towards some chick he use to mess wit. First verse is cool Its like he catchin up witta past love interest n shit. On verse 2 this nigga jus start reminiscin on every chick he ever came across in his life prior to blowin up n shit tho. Its like chill muthafucka. Talmbout The one I needed was Courtney from Hooters on Peachtree I always been feelin like she was the piece to complete me Now she engaged to be marriedwhats the rush on commitment? Naw son get that Marvins Room shit the fuck up outta here. Let Courtney from Hooters on Peachtree live her life b. Basically if you ever messed wit dude its only a matter of time before son puts ya whole shit out there n have distraught 12 year old girls from every corner of twitter all in ya mentions talmbout U SO UGLY NE WAY I KNO Y DRAKE AINT FUK WIT U EVA AGIN BYTCH. You foul Drake. 8. Hold On Were Goin Home (feat. Majid Jordan) Not een gon lie bruh. I fucks wit this shit pretty heavy. Besides it jus bein a dope song his lyrics on this shit dont air no exes dirty laundry out n he aint flexin his newfound G or nothin like that Of course he gotta sneak in some shit bout how the chick in the song is a good girl BUT.Drizzy knowin exactly who she really could be. That line in the song basically sums up how Drizzy views broads in general b They like lost puppies to him who dont kno how to use they legs n whatever til he comes along n helps em figure out how to put one paw in front of the other n shit. But thats minor. I always use to say Drake really needs to stick wit rappin cuz it aint like the nigga a gifted singer or nothin like that. But he might coulda found his zone right here cuz the song works even for a dude wit limited range as a singer namsayin. Yeah its some lightweight 80s Commodores/Lionel Richie type shit but it works. 9. Connect This more of that Take Care Drake again. I aint mad at the beatbut he doin too much on the lyrics side of things b. Isnt it amazin how you talk all this shit n we still lack communication? How beautiful our kids would be girlI dont need convincing Cmon son Dont talk to me like Im famous And dont assume cuz I dont like assumptions babe Im jus tryna connectwit sumthin babe Really bruh bruh? She jus wanna run over my feelings Like she drivin in a 18 wheeler Its almost like J Cole donated this line to him n shit The 3rd verse is jus the worlds most pointless story bout how he usin his uncles car for like the third time on the album to go see a girl n had to stop for gas. The nigga even gave us directions in his bars like we tryin to go see her too. This shit aint really got no purpose in existing yo. 10. The Language Son brought the Versace flow back for this shitI aint mad at it. The beat is kinda like some Eurythmics type shit but it aint terrible or nothin. Imma never understand why this dude talks bout other niggas bein jealous of him so much tho but Im almost startin to not notice when he doin it. Its like sonwhy you clingin to all this bitterness for? Let go of all the angst n shit b Jus enjoy ya life or whatever. You aint gotta be so salty dawg. Son probably be goin on Facebook to look up niggas he aint seen since elementary school who hit him too hard when they played dodgeball together in gym class n shit to tag em in pictures of him standin in front of his crib wearin erry single chain 11. 305 To My City (feat. Detail) I get it I get it I get it I get it I get it I get it I get it I get it I get it I get it I get it I get it. Jus shut the fuck up already nigga. 12. Too Much (feat. Sampha) This almost like the Look What Youve Done of this album except he kinda pattin hisself on the back for makin it instead of thankin his loved ones n those who made his success possible nahmean. Also he kinda broken up n upset bout some muthafuckas on this shit again n venting his heart out n whatever . I cant front on the hook n the beat thon truth be told Aubrey aint exactly disrespect the track or nothin like that. He done stepped the flow up infinitely since Thank Me Later so you gotta give the nigga credit where its due. Anyways this definitely one of the best songs on the album regardless of the feelings bein caught on it. 13. Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2 (feat. Jay Z) So this the joint muthafuckas been waitin on for like 3 years n shit. Last time these two niggas dropped a duet (Lights Out) there wasnt really no clear winner n shit. This time its a different story tho. But before we get into all that can we jus talk bout this muthafuckin hook for a minute yo? Like its 2013 bwit the art of DJing slowly dyin out in actual rap musicis it really necessary for niggas to have Timbaland doin this ficky ficky shit wit his mouth? Its like 1. it aint like they got somebody like Rahzel or a dude who really does this shit well I mean 2. didnt Eminem play that shit the fuck out already anyways? And 3. cant we jus keep Timbaland away from recording booths already? 4. How they gon use the most classic Wu Tang hook n probably the one of the greatest hooks of all times PERIOD anyways b? But Ion wanna let all that fuckery distract me from the verses. Its no secret that Hov these days is kinda like a pale shadow of his old self n shit. From time to time he still be gettin busy but this aint the same Jiggaman that was tradin bars wit Biggie n holdin his own or the same nigga who use to cook up flawless verses from thin air in his head n spit em in one take 5 mins later n shit. Either he aint been inspired to go in like that no more or he really jus losin his touch slowly. I mean I actually appreciated the MCHG album but that shit aint had a lot of lyrical depth to itlike a lot of the shit he dropped after 2009 basically. Minus a couple highlights here n there. Lets jus be honest b. I mean thats my favorite rapper but he aint exactly hidin his blemishes too good these days. But for Drake to spit his verse n you like maaaaaanthis nigga Aubrey still salty bout his old classmates n shit but his bars was kinda fire. Then Hov get on the mic n he like cakecake cake cake cake n you jus like cmon Hov. You better than this sonn you gon take shots at the Broadstreet Bully like 3 years after he dissed you? Aint he join thru enough anyhow?a beansI aint mad at the verse. It was aight. Shit would be dope if it was Nelly or Flo Rida spittin or some shitbut we jus expect more from the GOAT. To add some insult to injury the nigga Drake spits another verse on the Paris Morton shit n lets loose wit all his frustrations wit bein seen as a lil nigga in the game still. Wonder why that is bruh?a jaynbey Anywayhe throws a couple rocks at the throne n vents n he out. Its a dope way to close out the album so I aint mad at it.IMG_6859-1So thats that. I aint touchin the bonus tracks cuz far as Im concerned that aint got nothin to do wit the album itself. This my honest unbiased thoughts on this shit thoafter I heard Started From The Bottom n 5 AM In Toronto I felt like yoguess maybe this fool Drake wanna step his whole shit up. He had also jumped on the Versace joint n it was like aightI see what he doin. He dropped a couple more hot verses on some other shit. Then he had that wack ass No New Friends record which reminded me why I aint like this niggas music in the first place. But I had the glimpsesthe dude capable of better shit than what he get be gettin credit for sometimes. Is Drizzy a salty cornball who cant get a grip on his emotions n has a hard time lettin go of exes, coulda-beens n deceased female music artists he aint never een met n spends too much time reflectin on the hardships of his upper middle class childhood n tryin to lyrically ether anybody who ever knocked his juicebox over in the school lunchroom or broke his crayons? YES. Did son kinda ease up on all the moist towelette pillow talk n leave the nigga who claps his hands n jumps up n down when somebody brings a puppy into the room at home while he recorded this album? YES. Does the nigga got a funny ass habit of airin out other peoples business n dedicatin random lines in his verses to chicks he once knew (This for shorty up on Glengrove who love when I catch my tempo)? YES. Is this sons best album? YES. Theres a few tracks on this shit thats jus straight garbagebut Take Care was 80% unforgivable to me bruh. Thank Me Later was aight but son was goin thru that stage where his raps was trash. So even tho he got some bullshit songs (Own It, Worst Behavior, 305 To My City) he also made summa the best music of his career on this shit. Not all of this shit is for me but I wont say shit like Furthest Thing is trash jus cuz I personally skip thru the first 2/3 of that track whenever it comes on. Im unbiased enough to see what the vision here is b. So even tho I had expected a lot more after the quality of the singles he dropped Imma ghead n give this shit the fairest n most unbiased n accurate rating yall gon find outchea in these internets I give this shit 3.5 Zeus Slaps Outta 5

  • Anonymous

    drizzy!: This site does dick ride Drake even more than I do. But he is suppose to pull 675,000-725,000 first week. And Hold on We're Going Home is suppose to debut at #1 on Billboard next week. ^ this the reason why non-drake fans do not like him or his faggot ass fan base. record sales does NOT equate best. KRS1 1995 STEP INTO A WORLD Now quote this, MC's are just hopeless Thinkin record sales make them the dopest [Verse One] I'm bout to hit you with that tradional style of cold rockin' Givin options for head knockin non-stoppin' Tip-toppin' lyrics we droppin' but styles can be forgotten So we bring back the raw hip-hoppin' Just like the records and tapes you be coppin' Cop some breakdancin', boogie poppin', and lockin' Tic tockin', guaranteed to have you clockin' We only get better and only better we have gotten This type of flow don't even think about stoppin' Beware, the length of the rhyme flow can be shockin' All music lovers in the place right now That never understood the way that KRS got down Yo, I'm strictly about skills and dope lyrical coastin' Relying on talent, not marketing and promotion If a dope lyrical flow is a must You gots to go with a name you can quickly trust I'm not sayin I'm number one, uhh I'm sorry, I lied I'm number one, two, three, four and five Stop wastin' your money on marketing schemes And pretty packages pushin dreams to the beams A dope MC is a dope MC With or witout a record deal, all can see And that's who KRS be son I'm not the run of mill, cause for the mill I don't run Yes yes y'all, ya don't stop, KRS-One, rock on Yes yes y'all, ya don't stop, KRS-One, rock on [Refrain] [Verse Two] Everybody on the mic in the party sound alike Until I recite, in black and white what's right Let me take flight, my style is TIGHT AN GOOD TIGHT AN GOOD, come is it TIGHT AN GOOD Old styles I pass dat, slow down on fast rap All in yo' ass crack, old King go Blast dat Conjure to ask dat, hyper type of flashback I publish like ASCAP lyrics for hand clap No past rappin', youth trackin', talent lackin' MC's more worried about their financial backin' Steady packin a gat as if something's gonna happen But it doesn't, they wind up shootin they cousin, they buggin' I appear everywhere and nowhere at once I know my style is bumpin, even though some people front It's the God of rap, you heard of it The one that rhymes toward the sky givin airplanes mad turbulence In rap tournaments, I reign permanent Don't you think by now the number one spot I'm not concerned with it The course of rap I'm turnin' it Back to that good old fashioned way of getting cash money by earning it No bogus hocus pocus, I bring back to focus Skills if you notice my position is lotus Now quote this, MC's are just hopeless Thinkin record sales make them the dopest

    • ^

      We don't believe you You need more people

    • drizzy!

      I Got Next (which featured Step Into A World) was released in 1997, the self-titled LP was released in 1995. Nobody is saying record sales equate to being the best. You're inferring that and getting all butt-hurt by it. I pointed out the demand for music (sales) and positive reviews of his album as reasons why he's being constantly covered on here...not the same thing. Stop acting like a pretentious douche. I listen to all hip-hop, you can't school me on hip-hop fool.

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  • Anonymous

    wtf is happening a remix, come on the wu and drake should never mix

  • hippaToDaHoppa

    Lol at GFK calling out Big Ghost ... if that's true, it's pretty funny.

  • fuck hiphopdx

    i'm officially done with this site. everyday there are "drake says" headlines. this site dickrides drake!

    • Anonymous

      It's called promotion. If anything, say f you to the labels for barraging the people 2 weeks before a retail release and get back to letting the music resonate and appeal to the listener for sales.

    • drizzy!

      This site does dick ride Drake even more than I do. But he is suppose to pull 675,000-725,000 first week. And Hold on We're Going Home is suppose to debut at #1 on Billboard next week. His first week sales are actually increasing with every album he releases. And his albums are garnering more and more critical acclaim. Unlike many other rappers Drake can actually back up his bravado (in terms of sales, accolades).

  • drizzy!

    Drake, Ghost and Rae, 3 of the best who have ever done it! Great to see.

    • Anonymous

      DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE! OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS, GHOSTFACE HAS CALLED OUT 50CENT, EMINEM AND JAY-Z FOR BEING TOO COMMERCIAL. NOW, HE SAYING DRAKE ONE OF HIS FAVORITES??? PRETTY SOON, KRS1 IS GOING TO CALL FLO-RIDA ONE OF HIS FAVORITE EMCEES.

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