Akon Had A Chance to Sign Drake but...

Started by Michael Myers, Aug 24, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Michael Myers
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    Aug 24, 2020
    ....didn't because he sounded like Eminem



    Anyone hear these similarities between early drake and em? Lol
     
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  2. hargydon
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    Aug 24, 2020
    Someone posted this on Twitter & it does have similarity flow wise:



    It's not enough to stop signing someone though, he was much closer to Wayne imo.
     
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    Aug 24, 2020
    Good shout Akon, respect.
     
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    Aug 24, 2020
    So he’s basically sayin drake before best I ever had was :trash:
     
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    Aug 24, 2020
    full song
     
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    He kinda sounded like joe budden too
     
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  7. Sea Mauville
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    Aug 24, 2020
    drake wouldnt be where he is now if he didnt have wayne's guidance
    its wild to think what couldve been different lol
     
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    Aug 25, 2020
    Gonna be honest, idk if Drake pops the way he does if not for Wayne’s association. 2008/2009 he was untouchable. Not saying he wouldn’t of been successful anyway, but to have a behemoth like 09 Wayne/CashMoney/YoungMoney back you...
     
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    Aug 25, 2020
    Exactly that, which is ironic knowing their relationship lol
     
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    Aug 25, 2020
    Bet akon is crying himself to sleep every night.
     
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    Aug 25, 2020
    Nah, doubt that. Drake wouldn't sound right over Konvict beats.
    Akon made the right decision.
     
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    Aug 25, 2020
    i kinda get the comparison but its a huge reach lol
     
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    Nah Akon got that lady Gaga money so he’s straight. But if he signed both Gaga and drake? Wow.
     
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    Aug 25, 2020
    Lol heard this today.

    My take on it is this...

    Drake would have been a much more lyrical rapper rather than a pop star had he signed to someone other than Wayne or if Best I ever Had never happened.

    we get glimpses into that when we hear him on tracks like 5pm in New York or 5am in Toronto. And before someone brings up Ghost writers, remember that Drake is in the pop realm and nearly every pop singer has writers helping them.
     
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    That situation would be crazy
     
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    i'm happy we have both simp singer drake and rapper drake
     
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    He sounded nothing like em, wtf
     
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    Yea seriously. Imagine making the claim that you found and signed both lady Gaga and drake, arguably the 2 biggest pop acts of the last decade. That would be an insane accomplishment for a singer.
     
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    Bleed?
     
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    Bleed, Asmodeus, I'm a man of many names my friend
     
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