Drake started out as a Toronto rapper, but turned into one of the biggest stars in music over the last decade. Some people may label him as only a pop star, but his roots are with lyrical hip hop. He studies both r&b artists and lyrical rappers for his sound that has been influenced by Aaliyah, Sade, Usher, Kanye West, Cam’ron, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne.
However, last night, he may have surprised some with his listening of Detroit artists when he paid homage to the lesser known artists who helped to influence him. “Spent my night listening to some of the greatest ever,” he wrote in the first of eight Instagram Story posts where he showed love to a few artists he’s worked with in the past and some that are on his bucket list of collaborators, apparently. Among them are Elzhi, Phonte, Dwele, Slum Village, MF Doom, The Roots, and Cody Chesnutt.
The reaction online has been interesting as many question Drake’s motivation for this and ulterior motives.
Drake is inspired by Detroit basically https://t.co/htBFgQGWmt
— Curve Gotti 🍾 (@PHILUPxBANKS) January 20, 2020
And about to copy something…stay tune.
— Bureau of Onika ~ AN OG BARB (@OnikaOf) January 20, 2020
Others welcome Drake going back to his roots as his original work saw Drake collaborating with some of the artists he mentioned.
If we get Drake back with these influences again… man.. I want parts.. https://t.co/89Q9HxGtnB
— Childish Major (@ChildishMajor) January 20, 2020
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