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Drake Says Enough is Enough (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by Mr. Put On on May 20, 2010

Everyone has pride, just like everyone has a breaking point. And at some time, everyone is going to hear all the criticisms placed upon them. To their face and behind their back.

In the world of Hip-Hop, those criticisms are magnified, especially in current times. For artists like Eminem, Jay-Z and OutKast, their legend was stamped long before the Internet rose to power. While it is a gift and a curse, “newer” artists do not necessarily have that luxury. They travel the road to hopeful Hip-Hop hierarchy with the World Wide Web documenting their every step and misstep. Aubrey Drake Graham is a perfect example.

In a nutshell, the release of his third mixtape, So Far Gone, elevated him to heights unseen in the genre still haunted by the ghosts of Tupac and Biggie. From award shows to endorsements, he locked down deals savvy vets failed to garner. With the fame and fortune, however, came the weary patience of fans and critics alike for his debut album, Thank Me Later. Fast forward to this year and two singles later, the question as to whether or not Drake was the next savior of rap or merely a flash in the pan began to resonate at a fever pitch.

Apparently, the Toronto transplant has grown tired of the negative energy surrounding his name and vented his own frustrations with the Boi-1da produced, “9 A.M. In Dallas Freestyle.” Whether it is an actual “freestyle” is null and void. The main point is this – he’s heard everything. “He doesn’t rap like he used to.” “What happened to the ‘Comeback Season’ Drake?” “This ninja is singing too much now.” “He should have never signed to Young Money.”

Well, this is what everyone asked for. To see if Drake had a sense of pride left in him. Some “fight,” for lack of a better description. In a mere three and a half minutes, months of questions and concerns were answered. No hook, just Drizzy’s most honest feelings at this point in his career and as the most important date in his life looms less than a month away.


Bonus DL: Drake – 9 am in Dallas Freestyle (prod. by Boi-1da)


6 Responses to “Drake Says Enough is Enough (by J. Tinsley)”

  1. selly said

    Nice writeup. Just randomly came across your site and I’ve read some good stuff so I shall be sticking around. +1 subscriber.

  2. Kevin said

    to answer his question the answer is yes. this drake rips tracks,if he goes back to the other drake. well idk what happens if he goes back but it will not be bueno for hip hop.

  3. Trillian Astro said

    That how he feel’s, that the flow he want’s to use let him use it. he got these far, we dont run his life. he’s telling use his story. its like saying kanye west is garbage, cause he cant make another college drop out. so leave the man alone! yall go by it anyway.

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  5. Tina said

    Me..{personally} i believe that when Drake sings he’s being diverse and tapping into all of his talents and not just fitting into a mold, i like that he does more then one thing,especially if he’s a killer at both!!

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