Aubrey Drake Graham is one of the most hated on rappers in the industry, and for good reason: He does what other artists are scared to do. The singsongy tracks rappers want to record – but won’t because they’re scared of being called “soft” – are a staple in the Canadian MC’s catalog. Write down a list of emotions a girl’s made you feel, chances are Drake has a song about it. However, he is also arguably one of the most successful rappers in the game, which makes his plethora of braggadocios bangers bothersomely unrelatable.
In an industry where showing emotion makes you a “pussy” (by the way, Drake has a song about that), it’s easier to rap about money, groupies, and drugs you’re trying than it is to discuss rejection and heartbreak. I’m willing to bet that the same people calling Drake “soft” have at least three of his tracks on their iPod right now. So, why do the same people that hate on Drizzy, listen to his music? Because it’s catchy as fuck!
Think about the last time you used “started from” in a sentence, without thinking about “Started From The Bottom.” (While I’ll agree that Drake’s perception of “the bottom” might be a little skewed, there’s no denying that the odds are against you when you’re a half-black, Jewish, former Canadian television star trying to make it as a rapper.) The hooks are infectious, the beats bang, and girls love Drake (and Beyonce), which means your local DJ will be giving Drizzy’s tracks heavy rotation. Even his features get mad love. Would you even know about Migos if Drake wasn’t on “Versace”?
Here’s the main problem, guys find Aubrey’s simp tracks so relatable that when Drake shows up and starts stunting they’re confused and annoyed. Like, “Dude, you were just rapping about a girl that left you, and now you’re talking about how you fucked a girl that used to babysit you?” The back-and-forth is a little annoying. However, what dude doesn’t try and stunt on the girl that left him once he finds a new chick, especially if she’s a model? I’m not here to be on some “leave Drake alone shit,” I’m just saying let’s be real. While most can empathize with “Heartbreak Drake,” none will know what it’s like to date Rihanna. Dudes want to relate to Drake, but then he stunts on them.
And for that they say, “Drake, you’s a soft-ass, corny-ass dude.”
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