8 Questions With iHipHop: Nothing Was The Same

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Dan: A lot of the early complaints with NWTS centered around the disappointment that Drake’s rapping has improved and he didn’t showcase it anymore on this project than he did in previous ones. Do you think Drake will ever drop a complete uber-masculine, traditional RAP project to appease the boom-bap community?

Drew: I doubt it. But he doesn’t need to appease that community because they don’t produce top-shelf albums and are, in reality, a very small part of the music-buying public. If Drake is trying to appease any group, it’s the loyal fanbase he’s spent close to a decade bringing along with him from mixtape success to major popular artist credibility. I think he’s even more loyal to those folks than he is to newcomers, as evidenced by the sentiment of “No New Friends,” which I don’t believe is his strongest work but does represent some of his strongest sentiments about fame and the torment that can accompany it.


  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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