Drake Drake is this generation's Jay-Z

Started by Gurj, Jul 26, 2018, in Drake Add to Reading List

  1. Gurj
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    Let's start with their styles. Both rely heavily on their flows, rhythms, and melodies to carry their songs. While they are able to display their lyrical abilities in full effect, they choose to put the musicality first. Jay-Z even mentions this in this famous line "If skills sold, truth be told I'd probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli. Truthfully I wanna rhyme like Common Sense (but I did 5 mill), I ain't been rhyming like Common since".

    Both have taken part in beefs. After winning a beef they then (arguably) lost a beef and then released an album with mixed reviews that took shots at the rapper that they beefed with. For Jay, he won a beef against Mobb Deep, lost a beef against Nas (arguably), and then released "The Blueprint 2", which had multiple disses towards Nas. For Drake, he won a beef against Meek Mill, lost a beef against Pusha-T, and then released "Scorpion", which had multiple disses towards Pusha-T (8 out of 10).

    Both have had an insane amount of commercial success. With Drake being the first artist in history to have more than 1 billion streams in his first week, and being the first artist in history to have back to back #1 hits on the billboard charts. Jay, on the other hand, is the second best-selling rapper of all time, behind Eminem.

    Both have huge influence on their basketball teams. With Drake supporting the raptors and Hov supporting the knicks, these two have merged the gap between basketball and hip-hop.

    Both are considered "overrated", and in turn are actually underrated as rappers to those without a deep understanding of hip-hop. Because of their success they have both been considered "sellouts" by the public, but are heavily respected by other rappers.

    Anyways, that's just my opinion.
     
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  2. Jay Zeus
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    Jay Zeus I am the god-favored weed strain

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    This generation suckin' my pee-pee then.
     
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  3. Enigma
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

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    For sure. It’s obvi Drake has framed his whole style now after Jay. A lot of the criticism launched at Drake for his braggadocious raps were also thrown at Jay. Especially during the feuds with Nas/Mobb Deep.
     
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  4. Skuxgod Is An Awesome God
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    But Jay raps, drake is a singing niga
     
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  5. Skuxgod Is An Awesome God
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    Drake has zero classics
     
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  6. Skuxgod Is An Awesome God
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    Drake dropped 3 bad albums in a row, that's not allowed
     
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  7. TheReturn
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    Water is wet. Drake's whole career is an ode to Jay-Z
     
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  8. Skuxgod Is An Awesome God
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    But Jay has multiple classics, drake hasn't put out a good project since 2015
     
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  9. Worm
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    Nope. Drake is a business man, not a business, man.
     
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  10. Johnny Guitar
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    Would that make Pusha T this generation's Nas?
    :SADWAYNE:
     
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    Pusha isn't even from this generation
     
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    This is so incredibly wrong
     
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  13. TheReturn
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    Pusha t more like cam'ron or every other rapper that came at jay but failed to do any real damage
     
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  15. Skuxgod Is An Awesome God
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    Views more life and scorpion arnt good mate. Dont trick ur self.
     
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  16. Skuxgod Is An Awesome God
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    Drake took one of the biggest rap beef L's of OAT. You can't seriously say otherwise.
     
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  17. Enigma
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

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    Let’s not disrespect Cam like this. Pusha-T has like one good solo project lol.
     
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  18. SliK
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    And what damage did it really do? 2 weeks later Drake did a bili in a week
     
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    His streams are governed by pop fans who probably didn't even know about the beef.
     
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  20. Big Dangerous
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    so are there actually people that go around saying Jay is overrated

    like irl not on the internet
     
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