A rapper on the Young Money label.
Everytime I hear about this guy a few popular definitions seem to find their way out of the mouths of certain hip-hop consumers. The first of which is that people see him still as Jimmy "Wheelchair Jimmy" Brooks from Degrassi: The Next Generation. He hasn't been on that show for a good long while and yet folks still seem increasingly irritated that a Canadian teen soap actor became one of the most popular rappers in recent history.
Ron Howard, who perhaps for a long time was considered either Opie from The Andy Griffith Show or Richie from Happy Days, now is seen as a successful producer and director. I think would be a mistake to try and compare the careers of these two individuals, but the general point I'm making is that they have moved so far from what they started out with that it makes no sense to keep attaching their names to the past.
I'm not a Drake fan, but I can recognize a bit of the reason he's hyped so much when I hear a song like "Marvin's Room" or "Successful". I don't honestly care for the songs that corner him in the now overcrowded gangsta/party rap sub section of the genre. For this reason unfortunately, a certain faction of the hip-hop community seem to respect him less because he's sending the signal that he is a loser and unable to "man up".
Estelle, who hasn't really been on the radar as far as I know since "American Boy", decided she couldn't take him seriously recently while doing an interview in Washington, DC with DJ Iran at 93.9 WKYS:
“He’s an emo singer, I don’t ever want to hear him sing about girls the way he sings about girls, I need to respect him.”
I take it she hates Coldplay.
Some Necole Bitche commentors decided to go in on the man most recently because he openly admitted he missed talking with Nicki Minaj:
this b*tch is always in his damn feelings..UGH..such a fkn turnoff..i’m sorry, but i DO NOT like sensitive men..
DRAKE IS SUCH A SIMP…..WOMEN DONT RESPECT SIMPS, THEY ONLY USE THEM!!
Drake is a pussy. Nicky or Rihanna don’t want you. You are always begging for it. Its a turn off.
Rihanna said she likes a challenge, you are no challenge. She can tell you to sit and you will sit, she can tell you to jump and you will jump. You are too weak to a be a man. Some woman one day will mess you all up. Get some back bone and some swagger.
If Rhianna says she's likes a challenge, then perhaps she needs to get back with Chris Brown.
Back to Drake.
I don't see anything in his personality that says he is either a weakling or a b****.
The guy likes to pour his emotions out sometimes.
Real men do that.
The tough guy love affair in the hip-hop community needs to stop.
Drake is going to be what he is. Asking him to grow a set because of unwritten lame rules of how to be a man is supposed to be goes against what it means to be human. Even the toughest of rappers, especially in this economy, can't possibly be all that tough with them constantly worrying about where the money is going to come from in the future.
Simply put, stop it with the "Drake is a b****" nonsense.