Drake Calls Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" The Last Great Concept Album

The "Nothing Was The Same" rapper also says "I draw off life experiences" in reference to his music.

Vibe Magazine recently released outtakes of a 2013 interview with Drake in which he speaks on his approach to making music and the viability of concept albums in Hip Hop.

“I feel like the music that I write is utilized in life,” he said. “It would be tough for me to go in conceptual storytelling. The last great concept album was [Kendrick Lamar’s] good kid, m.A.A.d city—still obviously true to his life but very conceptual. Very specific stories that need to be told. I always say hats off to that album. That album’s incredible, what an undertaking. For me, I would never want to be restricted to that.”

Drake, who released his third album, Nothing Was The Same, in September, added that he looks at that effort in a similar light. “I feel like I just made a concept album about a kid from Toronto that’s on,” he said. “I’m not good at telling fictional stories, so I would never be able to do that. There are rappers that are good at telling stories about people that aren't themselves. There are people that have vast imaginations to go and make up a story just to achieve a point. I draw off life experiences.”

Vibe’s interview also finds the emcee vaguely referencing the possibility of a new album and commenting on his lack of social media activity. “I think the next album I do is gonna be different,” he said, “I don’t know if I’ll necessarily return to family stuff and stuff that I feel I really summed up well on Nothing Was The Same. The problem is I don’t participate too much in social media, so my music is always the update that you’re looking for in my life. Twitter is not my outlet to get my message out there. My outlet is the music so my music always ends up becoming my life. I don’t know how to stop that.”

Given his comments that his music are drawn from lived experiences, Drake also talked briefly about his state-of-mind with respect to each album he’s released. “20-whatever years to make So Far Gone, then one year to make Thank Me Later,” he said. “I was like, 'I don’t know, let me get a bunch of features and make some good music.'

“I went back home and wrote Take Care, got influenced by the city but I was in a dark place,” he added in reference to his second album. “I don’t know if I was coming back home with the best energy in the world. I was coming off a record where I loved that album with all my heart but I knew I wanted to do better. I was just getting more money than I had ever seen. I was like in this indulgent state of mind. It was a weird time for me.”

Ending with a note on his latest album, Drake referred to Nothing Was The Same as his “first time [having] no strife.” “This album is probably the most aware of self that I’ve ever been," he said. "I did this album all over the place but for the first time have no strife. I’m here. I’m gonna own this now.”

Drake recently released a song pulled from the Nothing Was The Same sessions called "Trophies." The Hit-Boy produced track was used in a preview for the album though only released in full shortly before the New Year.

RELATED: Talib Kweli Says Drake Is The Most Important Rapper Of 2013

235 Comments

  • Lee

    And then Because the Internet came out...

  • Anonymous

    "Jay Z murdered Drake on every track they ever did" Off That wasn't either rappers' best moment.

  • Anonymous

    Throwing more shots while trying to throw fony compliments! Concept albums are the best albums period! Check the history!

  • Jana Cavanagh

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  • Anonymous

    This guy stays giving Kendrick backhanded compliments. He's jealous!

  • Waidde

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  • Anonymous

    how do you now its the last you faggot jew

  • blab blah

    You guys are idiots saying that GKMC is better than drake's whole discography! Do you recall Drake being on Kendrick's shit? Give a lil bit of credit to the guy; he is a legitimate artist!

  • Anonymous

    drake always been showing kendrick love. putting him on his albums, taking him on tour and shit. yet the old school baggy jean niggas at TDE always want to instigate shit

    • Anonymous

      Spoken like a tight jean homo!

    • Anonymous

      I wish Drake & Kendrick would just have intercourse & get it over with already. I know Drake & Manziel have broken off their relationship & there really wasn't much to the fling with Future. Also, I don't think Kayne Kardashian is going to leave his wife, so that's just a fling as wee. Drake & Kendrick could be the it couple if they would just stop ignoring their urges. It's a good time to cause Drake is on the rebound & he won't be single for long.

  • Anonymous

    "There are rappers that are good at telling stories about people that aren't themselves. There are people that have vast imaginations to go and make up a story just to achieve a point. I draw off life experiences. this part

  • Anonymous

    "I would never want to be restricted to that." I don't get what he's saying here. You can talk about a variety of themes, issues, and personal stories within the framework of a concept album (which Kendrick did). Shit's only limiting if you think that way. ALSO, this headline is misleading. Drake said that GKMC was the most recent great concept album, but this headline implies that Drake's saying GKMC is going to go down as THE LAST great concept album ever. If he said the latter, that'd be really stupid.

  • Drake's Fart

    Smells like weiners

  • Anonymous

    Amazing ....Everytime Drake speaks people go nuts. This dude could fart and you got half the people saying it ain't a real fart and the other half saying it's the greatest fart in the world.

  • Anonymous

    AG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>drakes catalog

  • genoO

    hes right, this album is a masterpiece and twice as good as anything he could release in his life... but the jayz dissing is a bitch move

  • youriS

    this fucking lame dissed jay-z and hhdx trying to cover this shit lmao. anyway, nice poprs for gkmc, its certainly the best album of our time

  • klasticvg

    this bitch sonned jay-z and that part ain't even on hhdx ? lol, who does he think he is ? cool to give props to the classic gkmc, but respect AG lmao

  • Gregg

    I want Drake to lick my bhole, I wonder if his weiner is white

  • Sam Snead

    This canadian hip-hop site sure loves them some drake

  • John

    Has anyone on this website even heard drakes old stuff? Im talking masterpieces like "Say whats real", " The calm", "Asthma team", "Going in for life" and "Closer" ? And even recent shit like "The resistance", "The ride", "Fireworks" , "Look what you've done" and "Club paradise" all those songs are lyrically untouchable. Stop hating on the him because you never felt the need to give his music a listen. Drake will always be a better mc only because his lyrics are out of this world. Show that boy some love.

  • Anonymous

    so much awkward tension in this, stop talking about Kendrick, weirdo.

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqEjD12Gm4M

  • ;co

    NWTS ain't even album of the week

  • KRUSTY1123

    drake sucks, he needs to release his first great album if he wants to throw shots at jay-z...

  • dark111

    rick ross would shit on drake, ross is up there with kendrick as far as best rappers goes

    • Michael

      He's actually not that into the shit aspect, he prefers it when you sit & pee on him, I pooped on him once & he didn't like it as much, the kid sure does love drinking pee pee though, I put some in that little trophy thing he's drinking out of.

    • FactsMachine

      "rick ross would shit on drake, ross is up there with kendrick as far as best rappers goes" This wasn't funny, try again.

  • yukkk

    hes right about gkmc, inredible album, probably the best of the 2010s after MBDTF... but how you gonna diss jay and the whole mafioso genre ? AG >>>>> nwts & tc combined

  • Fixit

    he said american gangster was a collection of songs LOL, american gangster is a classic breuh, its as good as gkmc therefore american gangster >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> your whole discography.

  • e

    hiphopdx smh, these niggas decided to modify the statement

  • jimmy72jay

    I wonder if gkmc will ever be topped...

  • v

    lol at the jabs at jay-z smh

  • gghenry

    why did hiphopdx delete the jay-z shots ? it sounds like he dissed kendrick when he didn't... wtf is that for a journalist ?

  • hir

    this lame dissed jay ? lol fucking idiot. yeah he gave deserved praised to gkmc which is a classic but don't diss jay you fucking peice of shit

  • Harass

    here is the non edited part from vibe: It would be tough for me to go in conceptual storytelling. The last great concept album was [Kendrick Lamars] good kid m.A.A.d citystill obviously true to his life but very conceptual. Very specific stories that need to be told. I always say hats off to that album, that albums incredible, what an undertaking. For me, I would never want to be restricted to that. he said. Would you call [Jay Zs] American Gangster a concept album? If it is, then yeah, I guess. All he did was just make crack songs. I feel like I just made a concept album about a kid from Toronto thats on. Im not good at telling fictional stories, so I would never be able to do that. There are rappers that are good at telling stories about people that arent themselves. There are people that have vast imaginations to go and make up a story just to achieve a point. I draw off life experiences.

  • tarez666

    gkmc is slowly making it into my top 20 of all time

  • bigdaddy5112

    why did you delete the quote ? the real quote include a jay-z diss lmao.

  • Harass

    hiphopdx editors SMH, when you copy past esomething, please don't edit it.

  • hitomisima

    I agree with the gkmc praise, its clearly one fo the best albums of the last 10 years... but something is missing in that article.

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqHliQijgvA

  • Anonymous

    drake sneak attacks other rappers...its very bitch like and then he will play it off like they're best friends or something

  • Anonymous

    drake lol called kendrick a make believe storyteller in so many words say he would never be able to do that cause he draws from real events lololol

  • Blanco

    MMLP2 came out after G.K.M.C. #WTFYB

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDZWW8vzYxw

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjXrtklI-6k

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgy7u5D8HqQ

  • Anonymous

    I can't stand drake as much as the next head but don't get ridiculous with it yall. I noticed one post from champagne papi where besides all the drake praise he stated a shit load of facts. And some dude kept saying he was lying. Me I've been listening to hip hop since the fat boys era. And I'd rather listen to old shit from dead rappers(still waiting on kills sha's lp) than drake dude was telling the truth on a lot of that stuff. The ogc video the tim dog song shits all true. I haven't heard Kendricks good kid yet but I really wasn't impressed with swimming pools or poetic justice just my opinion but from what I hear k.dot will still deliver. Right now I'm into hearing skinny jean rappers get ate up. I just got through listening to that du rag dynasty planet Asia-->drake alchemists-->40.

    • ^^^

      Wrong again, idiot.

    • Anonymous

      Man. I ain't champagne papi but I'm the dude who defended his take and brought in OGC etc. thanks for calling out the BS. Even tho you don't dig Drake. Nice to know, there is at least some real hip hop heads on here who actually know / understand the art form and witnessed the history. All I was saying was that few people posting here actually digged a lot of the best legendary music when it actually came out. Sometimes it's because the music is too unpopular and other times it's because the artists is just too popular so it becomes cool to diss it. Mostly on here, it's a bunch of kids removed from the scene. They go to the club and see a bunch of lame teenagers dancing to it and think this ain't real hiphop. But that's not how to judge music IMO. You have to be objective. After years pass, these guys often change their opinion because the music is what lasts - not the image and haters. There we're a lot of turncoats when Biggie SMalls and 2Pac. So many haters suddenly we're calling these guys legends.

    • 666

      We don't believe you, Anonymous. You need more people.

    • gceg5g

      swimming pools is genius but it took me 1 week to udnerstand the song and the metaphors lol

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QNb_pmed_0

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rGsaDNI3Nk

  • thejdog

    jay-z gonna murder you fucking piece of shit

    • Anonymous

      You got it backwards. Drake is the one begging for Jay to appear on tracks together. Jay Z murdered Drake on every track they ever did.

    • Champagne Papi Life

      Right... Jay has practically begged Drake to appear on tracks together. They've done what 4 songs together now? Jay-Z ain't murdering anybody. Jay has two verses on Pound Cake, neither of which were better than Drake's. Drake should have just done all 3 verses.

  • Illmatic is so OVERRATED

    agree about gkmc being inredible but this fraud dissed jay-z... and why isn't that part on hhdx ?

  • the-shadi

    lol fucking jewish said american gangster was a mixtape full of crack songs

  • gyuihuin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv6EZGMlgX0

  • anonymous

    "i dont make fictional stories" made a song about starting from the bottom when he was never poor or broke or in the hood "i don't use a lot of social media" posts gay faggot pictures on instagram every five minutes. fuck drake

  • v

    why did you deleted the jay part ? the quote don't mean anything now lmao. It would be tough for me to go in conceptual storytelling. The last great concept album was [Kendrick Lamars] good kid m.A.A.d citystill obviously true to his life but very conceptual. Very specific stories that need to be told. I always say hats off to that album, that albums incredible, what an undertaking. For me, I would never want to be restricted to that. he said. Would you call [Jay Zs] American Gangster a concept album? If it is, then yeah, I guess. All he did was just make crack songs. I feel like I just made a concept album about a kid from Toronto thats on. Im not good at telling fictional stories, so I would never be able to do that. There are rappers that are good at telling stories about people that arent themselves. There are people that have vast imaginations to go and make up a story just to achieve a point. I draw off life experiences.

  • drakeisfake

    yeah, drake isn't in a position to say something like this he should just be quiet, make his money, and leave.

    • Anonymous

      He's not the #1 artist anywhere, so he has no right to say whatever he want. Nothing he said was truth, it's him and you stans who are sensitive.

    • Anonymous

      He's the #1 artist in the states, and soon to be in the world. He can say whatever he wants. Sensitive people cover your ears cause the truth always manages to hurt.

  • Drake can't sing

    If you saw that iHeart performance last nite you know I'm right. I got the real feeling that in a different musical era/environment, aka later on, this guy's music will age horribly.

  • Jay fan

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jKJS_1bZgm8

  • v

    just read it on vibe, he said jayz was a fake ahahah. with that said, I respect his opinion on gkmc, amazing album.

  • Rozayyy

    Drake is a fraud, dude is admitting that he can't tell stories or rap about other people perspective.

    • KB

      So, he states that he CANNOT tell stories that HE HIMSELF HAD NOT GONE THROUGH. He's basically saying that if it didn't happen to him or he wasn't apart of it, he can't channel it into his music unlike a lot of folks (For example your namesake) can tell stories that they never lived themselves and be very believable with it unless called out otherwise. How does that make him a fraud exactly?

  • the-shadi

    drake sucks, he shouldn't talk shit about jay... even ross would rap circle around you drake

  • hrhh

    at least he realizes that gkmc is way better than anything he could release in his life. But the part about jayz is so fucking funny, ag >>> drake catalog

  • hrhh

    lmao he sneak dissed jay-z... i'm fucking dead.

  • tarez666

    LOL he said american gangster wasn't a good concept album LOL

  • stainzz

    well, I didn't expect him to cosign gkmc but it's deserved, gkmc is the last classic album of our generation, but this biatch dissed jay and ross roflcake... and hiphopdx is hidding this part DEAD

  • korchids

    this clown of jew said american gangster was just a collection of crack songs, fucking idiot.

  • shameekafkeyf

    gkmc is really the best album I have heard these last 5 years...

    • DJboutit

      I guess you have never heard the last 7 albums K Rino albums he has dropped or DAZ and WC West Coast Gangsta Sh*t. You only listen to the wack azz crap that the mainstream media feeds you

  • genoO

    agree with kednrick, disagree with jay-z (deleted from HHDX)

  • Jivillatoro1988

    who does drake think he is ? he'll never make an album as good as American gangster LMAO.

  • Bengalman10

    big sean > drake

  • yttt

    wacka flocka is right, if kendrick can released a third classic album, he'll be top 10 of all time.

  • gghenry

    Kendrick is king of hip hop

  • gghenry

    Drake is a fraud, jay-z american gangster >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> drake

  • gzgzqgzq

    ok with the gkmc praised, it is truely the best album released these last years but dude dissed jay-z like a bitch

  • Drake runs rap

    kendrick gaymar begged paid drake off in a large sum to praise his album so people will actually give a shit about kendrick. Drake is miles ahead of kendrick. Kendrick would be an opening act for drake on his tour. Drake will continue to dominate 2014 and continue to be the face of rap just deal with it haters.

  • 000

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUToyp74BQk

  • 000

    method man realse your delf vid rapping up side down. 50 cent rapping up side down.

  • dentaldamboy

    Drake is selling more albums than k dot.

  • genoO

    fucking sneak, dissing jay ? you deserve to die

  • karismg12

    This album is ahead of its time. Perfection from start to finish. The best hip-hop debut since Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor.

  • HpvrhktbXXKx

    LMAO HE SAID JAY WAS WRITING ABOUT FICTIONAL STORIES, fucking peice of shit

  • Krusty

    This shit is a CLASSIC.

  • blackeath

    American gangster >>> drake whoel catalog

  • klastino

    ""Would you call [Jay Zs] American Gangster a concept album? If it is, then yeah, I guess. All he did was just make crack songs. I feel like I just made a concept album about a kid from Toronto thats on. Im not good at telling fictional stories, so I would never be able to do that. There are rappers that are good at telling stories about people that arent themselves. There are people that have vast imaginations to go and make up a story just to achieve a point. I draw off life experiences."

  • klastino

    this fucking jew dissed jay but DX didn't include that part lmao...

  • badboymd

    Pac died at 25. Kendrick starts to carry the throne at 25 should be some good years to come

  • kh

    Kendrick Lamar: Single handedly bringing the REAL Hip-Hop back!

  • Harass

    This album will go down as one of the best albums of all time for any genre just like Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt, Ready to Die and the other rap albums that are considered the best of all time. When those albums came out we didn't understand how great they because were very young at the time. Now we have a chance to witness a classic and a legend in the making. The storytelling is amazing. It's like a movie. You can't just listen to a couple of songs or skip through. You have to listen straight through from beginning to end.

  • jackmack15

    One of the best Album I ever heard!! Point Blank!!

  • hitomisima

    Wow. One thing I liked about the production of this album is that the beats are different from current hip hop albums and it sounded like all the producers were on the same page. It almosts seems as if the whole album was produced by one person. That's how smoothly the album flows. Great Album Kendrick.

  • Illmatic sucks

    Good god, I havent heard an album like this in a GOOD minute. I will actually purchase this rather than download it. If hip hop artist pumped out more stuff like this, labels could move units like it was '98.

  • Drake be one boring depressing sad punk

    Drake is just a rich kid who got his mommy to get him into the business. His music is for homos n females no straight man could listen to that shit unless they a fuckin emo bitch nigga

  • gghenry

    Amazing album. When I listen to it, it was more than music, it was a story of a person just like me with dreams, fear, dangers, trouble, happiness, adolescence and maturity. He stayed true to his roots he kept it original but different. God bless Kendrick Lamar and hip hop.

  • gghenry

    American Gangster > your whole discography fucking trash peice of shit

  • WolverineSix

    LMAO at those Jay-z shots !!! This lil nikka is so disrespectful man. Who the fukk does he think he is? "i'm not good at telling fictional stories, so i would never be able to do that"...nikka eat a dikk. "I draw off life experiences"...what experiences? the ones where you simp strippers and grew up living the good life while being a child star? Is that where you drew the inspiration for Started From The Bottom? fukking fraud...that whole record was about the life you never lived. What bottom you started from? the basement in your mothers 2/3 story crib in the burbs? nikka claim he love the wu..right? but then diss the entire mafioso shyt with this bullshyt.

  • shameek

    lmao why did hiphopdx deleted the jay-z part ? dude dissed the whole mafioso game DEAD

  • gghenry

    dude said that AG wasn't a concept album, just a bucn of crack songs... yeah you should read the original vibe interview

  • Prick James

    This dude says he's not good at telling fictional stories yet he got a song called 'Started from the bottom".

  • A Trillionaire

    When Drake says good kid, m.A.A.d city is the last great concept album; does he mean that it is the most recent great concept album to be released, or that it will be the last great concept album to ever be released?

  • Anonymous

    how can u over look Lloyd banks really tho from 2010 till now who really been that good? mixtape after mixtape for free who else is doing that dropping pure fire this guy banks is the real deal its crazy how so many dumb fucks are not paying attention smh.

  • Anonymous

    Every Drake album is a concept album.

  • Anonymous

    Lloyd banks is killing every MC out here on all levels he will rise to the top once again be ware.

  • Anonymous

    keep sucking kdots dick haters. Drake wins kendrick voice trash

  • Anonymous

    yall hatin i like both drake n kendrick the black community always try to make it so that only one can be the best smh

  • RC

    You mean Started from the Bottom wasn't fictional?? Psshh GTFO drake just mad can't tell stories for shit & is still butt-hurt from a verse from 4 months ago.

    • Blom

      Agreed. What a backhanded compliment: "I would never want to be restricted like that". This guy thinks he's slick!

  • Anonymous

    Back handed compliment. He tryna say Kendrick not real. Its funny because he put Kendrick on his second album for a reason. He dont want it with Dot.

  • SycoJeff

    He must not have listened to 12 reasons to die by GhostFace and Adrian Young

  • Shirley Larson

    upto I looked at the receipt for $4288, I didn't believe ...that...my father in law could truley taking home money part-time on there computar.. there aunt haz done this for under 16 months and resently cleard the depts on there cottage and bought themselves a Chevrolet Corvette. go to the website... www.Tec80.com you cant talk about being retarded cause special people and fams will take offense....fuck that.

  • Anonymous

    Love GKMC but The Roots- Undun was a better concept album

  • Anonymous

    this nigga trying to play mind tricks with kendrick. He disses him then immediately comes back and says he has great respect for kendrick or he's amazing then diss him again.

  • Anonymous

    Comments here are unbelievable. Dude clearly gives Kendrick props. Disses no one. Relax mofos. Everyone in hip hop is fake and creates personas - from Dr.Dre to Rozay . Drake is clearly killing the game. So much hate - he has to be. It's like when MJ was alive . And he is no fraud - realest rapper out.

  • Anonymous

    HOW ABOUT YOU GET OUT ALL OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS ON SOCIAL MEDIA SO YOU WONT IN YOUR MUSIC?

  • watchaman

    this fraud dissed ross, em & jay LOL

  • watchaman

    I agree with the gkmc praise but the jay dissin was a bitch move lmao

    • Anonymous

      dx didnt include the bit from the interview but he also said " I always say hats off to that album [GKMC], that albums incredible, what an undertaking. For me, I would never want to be restricted to that. But it depends on what youd call a concept album. Would you call [Jay Zs] American Gangster a concept album? If it is, then yeah, I guess. All he did was just make crack songs. "

    • Anonymous

      Where did he diss Jay moron?? Please tell me where in this article did he diss Jay-Z. Man you clowns fall for anything.

  • Chuck Niddy

    To all the people saying he is dissing K-dot or he is dissing Jay or Rozay what is disrespectful about calling someone a good story teller? They are that, whether or not they or someone else lived the experience in the song doesn't it make it more or less of a good song. I would say it is kind of a jab at himself, he is pretty one dimensional, he raps about his life and his experiences. Happy New Year Everyone!

  • fe26mike

    dissed jay like a bitch when he said AG wasn't a concept album

  • Champagne Papi Life

    Look at all the people saying Drake is dissing other rappers. That's what DX wants you to believe. DX has a lengthy history of taking quotes out of context when it comes to Drake. Drake is obviously a fan of Kendrick's work and respects what he brings to the table. I couldn't agree more with Drake. He makes life music which is based on his own experiences. Even though you might not find yourself in precisely the same situations as Drake, you relate to the themes and emotions being conveyed in the songs. 40 also does an impeccable job with the production which tends to blend well with Drake's strong song writing. Drake and 40 are the Guru and Premo of this era.

    • 8

      Drake's whole style is a combination of 808s & Heartbreak and Lil Wayne albums.

    • Anonymous

      I'm going to rebut everything you said. 1. Drake will never be a legend. In 20 years, he won't be shit. 2. Drake is in the same lane as Nelly and Ja Rule. 3. It doesn't matter what the hooks are or what they're about, Marvin's Room and Hot In Herre are shitty generic pop songs, period. 4. All of Drake's songs are standard pop rap/R&B. Nothing smart, dark, or analytic about his music, it's the same dumb shit we've got from mainstream rap forever. You Drake stans are always dickriding the man. Guess what? He WON'T be a legend at all and I don't need to wait 20 years. Besides, Kendrick is 1000X superior. Outside of sales, money, and fame, Kendrick shits on Drake.

    • Anonymous

      We will never agree so no point arguing. Drake will go down as a legend. Wait 20 years. Ja Rule / Nelly are shit. nellly is the more innovative of the two but lyrics were not great. Both had non lyrical bars , no double entendres, dumb pop music. Compare the chorus of Marvins Room and Nellys "it's getting hot in here". Be objective. One is a song about an insecure lonely guy at the club and another is a brainless simple club song. Sry dude. Your argument makes zero sense. Drake def has song that can be considered pop like hold on we're coming home but most his songs are not in that vain. They are smarter in content. pop music has never been so dark, analytical and smart. Anyways, I'm done. U drake haters will always hate on him. But wait 20 years. He will be an undisputed legend. Just wait

    • Anonymous

      "And bro...I do not listen to pop music. Actually hate it..my top 5 MCs right now would prob be ghostface, MF Doom, Chance the Rapper, Drake and Rick Ross. Grew up on vinyl from Stetsasonic to Mos Def. I like dope music if it's popular or not." You're full of shit. Keep lying, though. Also, your top 5 sucks ass for mentioning Drake and Rick Ross. One's a bitch ass Canadian R&B singer and the other's a C.O. turned fake gangster rapper with no substance or artistic integrity.

    • Anonymous

      You really bringing up these old lies again? Give up. Nothing you say is true at all. Drake is another pop-rap artist like Nelly and Ja Rule, making safe, mainstream-friendly music. I know all about music and I can say you're full of shit. There's nothing innovative about what Drake does. Marvin's Room, I'm On One, and Headlines are your typical mainstream pop/rap songs. Everything he's done has been done before better. Stop overrating him like he's some music god. He's not changing anything, he's just following the old pop music formula. The reason he's hated is because his music is trash. Just because someone gets a lot of hate doesn't mean they're game changers, that just means that people think they suck. You can't compare Drake to Obama, those are two different things. And fuck what Kanye says. This is the same guy who defended Soulja Boy and worked with 2 Chainz and Chief Keef. His opinion doesn't matter.

    • Anonymous

      And bro...I do not listen to pop music. Actually hate it..my top 5 MCs right now would prob be ghostface, MF Doom, Chance the Rapper, Drake and Rick Ross. Grew up on vinyl from Stetsasonic to Mos Def. I like dope music if it's popular or not.

    • Anonymous

      If Drake was making typical hip hop that was generic and non-innovative he wouldn't be hated. He'd be like Action Bronson. Another dude rapping like everyone else. No one would care. He hated because people fear the change. He brings forth. Think about it. Why is Barack Obama so hated and admired equally? Because he has divided the republicans (the purists who don't want change) and his admirers (the people who want change)...you can see this pattern throughout history and especially with hiphop. If you have a string understanding of musical compilation and song structure, you can't really listen to a hit song like "I'm on One" and say its not innovative. You can't take a song like Marvin's a Room or Headlines and say that those songs are normal pop songs aka Britney Spears. They are not. Will I Am can't right that shit. You obviously just don't understand song structure, how hooks are written....there is a reason why people like Kanye are heralding Drake as a creative genius. You gotta figure he knows a little more about music than you do. Right?

    • Anonymous

      "I'm 39 years old and been listening to this hip hop shit since I heard the Fat Boys. Everything I said is 100% true and I grew up in and around queens / Brooklyn so I was on this shit before hip hop crossed over . Most the kids on here criticizing Drake are white kids from the suburbs in the Midwest who really have no idea what hip hop is about. If you go around and talk to people who actually know about hip hop as an art form, there is gonna be no debate about Drake's talent. People always hate the top dawg in hip hop. Been like that forever. Who gives a shit, 20 years from Drake will get his respect. Just wait on it" All of this is a lie. Quit making up bullshit like this in your head and calling it truth when it's not. You're just a suburban white Drake stan who only listens to music that he hears on radio/TV.

    • Really?

      You can't compare Drake to the legends of the past at all. They were game changers, Drake isn't. He's just another mainstream pop-rap artist who got lucky making radio-friendly music that the masses blindly consume. He won't matter in 10 years.

    • Anonymous

      I'm 39 years old and been listening to this hip hop shit since I heard the Fat Boys. Everything I said is 100% true and I grew up in and around queens / Brooklyn so I was on this shit before hip hop crossed over . Most the kids on here criticizing Drake are white kids from the suburbs in the Midwest who really have no idea what hip hop is about. If you go around and talk to people who actually know about hip hop as an art form, there is gonna be no debate about Drake's talent. People always hate the top dawg in hip hop. Been like that forever. Who gives a shit, 20 years from Drake will get his respect. Just wait on it

    • ^

      None of this is true at all. It's all a bunch of delusional lies you made up, idiotic Drake stan.

    • Anonymous

      are you like 43 years old

    • Anonymous

      OK. History lesson for those who claim no hated Biggie, NWA etc. Biggie and Puffy were hated by hip hop purists and derailed as pop because of their R&B laced song, champagne popping videos, West Coast sound. If you lived in New York at the time you would know this. In fact, Biggies Kick in the Door is direct answer to this. Need more evidence? Look no further than the Roots "What They Do" video, OGCs video dissing Biggie, Jeru's Wrath of the Math etc. NWA hatred, didn't exist, really? In case you missed it, the east-coast / west coast rivalry one could argue is the reason for 2Pacs and Biggie death years later but believe me - in New York hip hop was hated by many. Need evidence? Tim Dog "Fuck Compton", Common,s Used to Love Her, the film CB4...the native tongues had plenty of tracks ridiculing and making fun of gangsta rap which was popularized by NWA....and then years later because the beef was simmaerring it spawned WestSide Connection was created, a long with "New York, New York"....I could go on. Hating on the top MC in hip hop when the music changes is absolutely nothing new. Jay-z got it. Eminent got it. Now Drake is getting it. Nothing new

    • Anonymous

      why do you people keep replying to this stuff I don't even read these kind of comments just ignore them they just attention bitches.

    • Anonymous

      i feel so much second hand embarrassment every time i read a post from "Champagne Papi Life"

    • Anonymous

      This is why kids like Champagne Papi with the gay ass name shouldn't speak on hip-hop because they don't know anything.

    • Anonymous

      More lies from the world's biggest Drake groupie. Nobody believes you.

    • Champagne Papi Life

      I said themes and emotions. Not specifics. Quit taking what I say out of context. Many dudes, myself included, can relate to dating a woman whose intentions you don't really trust. Obviously shit might not have been apparent right from the get go, but you might notice patterns of behavior over time. And no I don't have experience going through my girls phone. For most, that is much more relatable than hearing someone rap about being on the run from federal agents. Also music changes. What Drake and 40 are doing right now is awesome. What Premo and Guru did was amazing too. It's possible for fans of hip-hop to like both. I mean Premo himself listens to Drake. A bunch of narrow-minded idiots on these boards.

    • Anonymous

      "Co - sign with champagne papi life. These haters need to understand - hip hop changes. Respect innovators. Your the same clowns who hated NWA, Biggie, De La when they dropped." This has to be a joke because none of this is true. No one hated on Biggie, NWA, and De La. Hell, most Drake fans know nothing about those three. And Drake is not an innovator. These Drake dickriders are always saying some ludicrous shit to make their idol look good.

    • Anonymous

      im sure most of use were too young to hate on NWA and Biggie when they first dropped. I know I was.....

    • Anonymous

      Co - sign with champagne papi life. These haters need to understand - hip hop changes. Respect innovators. Your the same clowns who hated NWA, Biggie, De La when they dropped.

    • Anonymous

      only thing drake and guru have in common is their secret love of men

    • Anonymous

      This Drake stan has gone too far with his comments. Don't compare Gang Starr to those two bitch ass Jews.

    • Anonymous

      "Even though you might not find yourself in precisely the same situations as Drake, you relate to the themes and emotions being conveyed in the songs. " sorry but I cannot relate in any way to going through my girls purse and checking her text messages when shes in the bathroom and dont ever disrespect gang starr by saying some bullshit like that

  • Anonymous

    Check out thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop and viral videos on there

  • gghenry

    my fav album of the last 5 years

  • bigdaddy5112

    that idiot dissed jay-z smh

  • ykkkk

    HE DISSED JAY AND ROSS LMAO

  • FixIt

    dude called American Gangster a collection of crack songs LOL

  • Anonymous

    shots fired at Officer Ricky??? "Im not good at telling fictional stories, so I would never be able to do that. There are rappers that are good at telling stories about people that aren't themselves. There are people that have vast imaginations to go and make up a story just to achieve a point. I draw off life experiences."

  • Anonymous

    ok to much dick riding

  • Anonymous

    fuck this fuckin faggot i hope drake dies

  • HA

    At last one thing I can agree with this bitch ass Wheelchair Jimmy with

  • Og

    feel like drake is almost giving kdot a back handed compliment, "i draw off life experiences, i cant tell fictional stories".... Thats a lowkey insult

    • Anonymous

      he was talking about rick ross fairytale raps

    • No

      "The last great concept album was [Kendrick Lamars] good kid m.A.A.d citystill OBVIOUSLY TRUE TO HIS LIFE but very conceptual". I don't think he insulted k.dot, I think he insulted him when he said "I don't want to be restricted to that" since gkmc and section 80 were both concept albums, but he is very feminine and b#tch made in his rebuttals.

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