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Dr_Evi1
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Is Drake a "good" rapper?

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Started: 6/6/2016 Category: Music
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Dr_Evi1

Con

I would argue that Drake is an overrated artist with very little to offer in musical talent. There is no soul in his work, nor is there much skill or imagination required in reproducing his auto tuned style. He is not a real rapper.
Round 1; Main Arguments
Round 2; Rebutals and Arguments
Round 3; Rebutals and Conclusion
claireskjefstad

Pro

drake is a legend
Debate Round No. 1
Dr_Evi1

Con

My first argument would be that Drake is a "fake" rapper. When he says things like, "I did it all on my own" and "started from the bottom", he is lying. Drake was born in a nice part of Toronto and never had to worry if he was going to make enough money to eat. Real rap is, as Ice Cube put it in Straight Outta Compton, "a reflection of our reality". This really gets to me about Drake, its not just because he's from a rich family but he pretends he has worked much harder than he has and that he is 'hard'. So when Drake says things like; "o, don"t do it, please don"t do it, Cause one of us goes in". He is lying. Drake has never been to prison or been involved in any sort of crime.
Don't get me wrong i wouldn't encourage rappers to commit crime so they can make "real rap" however rappers like Biggie and Tupac who grew up on the streets and have real life experience of crime and have a right to rap about it as it it real to them and has played a huge part in their lives. If Drake rapped about what he knows, life in the suburbs of Toronto that would be fine but he raps about crime because he thinks it will sell records. I would sum this up with a line from JME's - Don't Get Rude:

I said "everybody thinks to MC tough Lyrics must be about negative stuff" Flipping d***s, all that means is
Various subjects just like me
I didn't say I'm gonna stop all that
And start coming with all of this gospel chat
Obviously you gotta spit what you live
And if you live by the gun then so be it"

JME sums up my argument here, "spit what you live".
Furthermore Drake heavily auto tunes his songs, again this would be fine if it was creative and original but is something already done by T-Pain (all be it a year before). When you compare Drake's slow barely rapping style to that of say, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, a group that show great skill with their fast rapping and imaginative flow, Drake is blown out of the water.
The you go and say "Drake is a legend", surely the title of legend belongs to those like Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Wu-Tang and all of the other fantastic rappers around, not to mention the UK grime scene and artists such as JME, Skepta and Giggs. All of these artists "spit what they live", unlike Drake who is dishonest and overrated.

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claireskjefstad

Pro

Drake is fab, and you're just jealous you're not Drake. Your argument is invalid.
Debate Round No. 2
Dr_Evi1

Con

My opponent clearly has no idea what the word "debate" means, since you offer no substantial arguments i have nothing to rebut so instead i will just conclude. I'm disappointed, i was wanting to hear what Drake fans liked about him, but from the intelligent argument proposed by my opponent i can see the level of rap understanding coming from his fans...
Drake is a fake rapper who acts tough yet has no idea what it like to live without money. His lyrics are half good at best and in comparison to the great Tupac and Biggie Smalls, Drake becomes even worse. Drake raps about guns and violence yet has blatantly never had anything to do with that lifestyle. This makes him dishonest as well as awful at making original music, by purely emulating the "thug" lifestyle so he can appeal to the audience of rap fans. I would have much more respect for Drake if he rapped about middle class Canada.
Therefore i would conclude that Drake is defiantly not a good rapper.
claireskjefstad

Pro

Boy bye drake is gr8
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by rusty-q 1 year ago
rusty-q
his voice is so flat it's like listening to a robot
Posted by Wylted 1 year ago
Wylted
Well he statted at the bottom and now is at the top, if that tells you much
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