Dan: One of the biggest appeals of Drake’s music is his lyrical relatability. As his legend grows and his brand grows bigger, when do you think Drake’s raps eventually become unrelatable?
Drew: It’s true that Drake is, in some ways, relatable. I don’t personally think that the range of emotions he presents (i.e. “heartache” in the proportion that he does) is very full or relates to me per se, but his willingness to explore and lament those feelings is certainly palpable to most people. I think his arrogant, macho posturing and typical rap bluster is less relatable, and he might be best suited staying away from that if he truly wants to differentiate himself. It seems empty and status-obsessed in comparison to his other, more complicated emotional inquiries.