Canadian hip-hop artist Drake looks like he’s well on his way to becoming a rap mega-star, soon to eclipse heavy weight rap superstars the likes of Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne.
He is another product of the growing trend of music artists hailing from Canada, such as Justin Bieber (http://musicouch.com/musicouching/justin-bieber-phenomenon/) and Nelly Furtado. He was on the cover of XXL even before he had an album out on the shelves, there is so much hype about him. He has a lot of fans and a lot of haters, his instrumentals are hypnotizing and he rhymes like he’s talking to you in his monotone style of flow. He says his words with such raw emotion that keeps you yearning for more.
His mixtapes, Drake Drizzy Rogers, Heartbreak Kid Part 2, Its Been A Pleasure and The Empire And Drake-Friends With Money The Drought Is Over Special Edition are all trendy club bangers. Tracks such as, Find Your Love, Light Up (ft. Jay-Z), Up All Night (ft. Nicki Minaj) and Unforgettable (ft. Young Jeezy) from his new album, Thank Me Later, has been on constant radio play. Rihanna’s new single called What’s My Name, features Drake and it’s in everybody’s ipod. Question is, will he survive in the forever changing music scene, and will his fans get tired of his voice and flow?
Cover of Thank Me Later
So far, since signing onto Cash-Money Records, he has been spitting more tracks than the whole Young-Money crew combined. He has a multi-million dollar contract with Sprite and many veteran music artists want to collaborate with him, hoping his shine will revive their careers. He brings in a large fan base with both his rapping and singing. Though he’s not a good singer, he sings with earnest feelings and great mastering brings a superb quality to his tracks.
Lil’ Wayne is sharing his torch of fame and stardom with the young star, but if he doesn’t watch out, his prodigy might just grasp that torch right out of his hands. If Drake’s style will fade out or if he’ll manage to evolve along with the forever changing music trends…only time can tell.
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