8 Questions With iHipHop: Nothing Was The Same

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Every few years, there is a shift within a genre that meets the public’s ire or adoration (usually in equal parts). Drake represents a shift in hip-hop towards a spacious sound-scape and nakedly expressive emoting.

His album listens like a grand Status Message, and navigates experiences often relegated to the “exception not the norm” category in hip-hop, namely lost love and doubt. We felt it was only right to sit with this album as a discussion piece, and hash out just what the effect of the Drake-over means for the music form as a whole.

8 Questions is an e-mail exchange between ihiphop writers drewbreez and Dan Troisi. Each has a distinct take on NWTS and the cultural significance of the album. This is dedication expressed through letters.

Comments

  1. I think that he’s going after Kendrick. All these talk about Kendrick’s Control verse got him pretty riled up. I am sure Drake won’t be able to resist fighting back.

  2. No? Calling Drake’s music “great” is my opinion. Why, in your opinion, is that not an accurate assessment?

  3. Drake is a user, once he found that Wayne no longer serves his s4it, he moves on to find another to leech from.

  4. not here to argue. it’s just that i would have expected you would be calling it as it is. drake would be good, and i am being generous with that. but in light of other songs and albums coming out, some without a major label backing, it makes you think twice. not a drake hater, really, i’ve enjoyed drizzy’s songs.

  5. Not arguing, just debating. That’s what this forum is for. All debates are welcome and strongly encouraged.

    While yeah there is a lot of good independent hip-hop out there, not sure what that has to do with Drake.

  6. 40 should really expand his horizons. Drake knows he’s got a good thing going there and he’s gonna keep 40 for as long as he could.

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