Charlamagne Tha God has been known for his prognostication of the hip hop world for years now and many due take heed to his messages. One has to wonder how many people will indeed take in what the Breakfast Club personality has to say concerning the end of an era.
The last decade Drake has been dominating the music scene with breaking billboard records and getting accolades at the levels of Michael Jackson and Madonna. He has led the charge of the streaming era which is a bit different than previous generations way of consuming music.
However, could we be at the tail end of the Drake era which has given his city a tremendous boost in popularity which in turn has raised the profile of many of its artists?
Charlamagne Tha God has seemingly been debating with himself, asking whether we’re actually still in that era. The conversation came up on a recent episode of his Brilliant Idiots podcast.
Charlamagne told his viewers that he was not really looking forward to Drake’s new album entitled “Certified Lover Boy”.
“No… for all the same reasons we love Kendrick [Lamar]. Kendrick makes us wait, Kendrick gives us something to look forward to. Kendrick takes his time–.”
Charlamagne seems to think that Drake can’t outdo himself anymore and that he has already peaked.
“Drake has given us so much music that I don’t know if he has another gear,” added Charlamagne. “We know Kendrick has another gear. He shows us that with every project. Drake has given us so much, I don’t know if he has another gear so, therefore, I’m not looking forward to anything. Let me ask y’all a question: are we still in the Drake era? Or is radio such a prehistoric form of media that it hasn’t changed the temperature to what’s actually going on out here in these streets? It still feels like we’re in a Drake era– I don’t think we’re in a Drake era, I don’t think we’ve been in a Drake era for the past three or four years.”
If Drake’s era is over according to Charlamagne, how will that affect the Toronto music scene? Will the city go back to obscurity or will the new rappers continue where Drake left off?
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