Is Drake a "good" rapper?
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Round 2; Rebutals and Arguments
Round 3; Rebutals and Conclusion
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.
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.
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