Originally Posted by Notorious
When the fuck has Drake ever claimed to be a thug or be a street guy? Oh that's he right he never has just people like you want to assume just because you're a rapper you have to have that mentality. Getting into a fight in a club and threatening a tattoo artist doesn't mean someone goes around pretending to be a fake thug, you're grasping at straws and being a blind hater. So what if he appeared in a Justin Bieber video? Once again, Drake never claimed to be a gangster, he doesn't make gangsta rap music, so I really don't know what the fuck you're expecting him to do. Snoop Dogg has made songs with all kinds of pop artists including people like Katy Perry, why aren't you bashing him calling him a fake thug and saying he has no street cred? As for Drake, do you expect him to hang out in the hood with a posse full of gangbangers and appear in Waka Flocka videos?
And speaking of street cred what kind of fucking street cred does Hopsin have? The guy wears colored contacts and skateboards...oh he's so "street". Fuck outta here. Hopsin is nothing more than another hipster rap fan fad and soon those guys will move on to another rapper who's "different", like they always do.
No one is being force fed Drake. If you don't like the guy, you don't have to listen it's pretty simple. As for him being all over radio, Billboard, YouTube, etc. You act as if that's a bad thing that he wants to be well known and make more money and that his record label pushes him to the top. He's one of the most popular rappers in the game, what do you expect? Of course he's gonna be all over TV and the radio, that's common sense man. Do you expect them to put Hopsin or Joey Bada$$ there? Like I said, common sense is they'll put guys like Drake, Wayne, Rick Ross, etc. because they're popular, they sell records, so of course they would be all over Billboard and the radio. USE YOUR BRAIN.
While I agree that the majority of YMCMB make crappy music, Drake is not one of them and the only reason why he gets shit is because he's mainstream. If he were an underground rapper we wouldn't hear this shit about how he's so fake through all these internet rap forums.
Snoop Dogg isn't a fake thug though, that is the difference. I can live with Cube doing the "Are we there yet?" stuff now, he has a family...that kind of stuff is bound to happen eventually. They still keep true to their roots.
Hopsin worked his ass off to get to where he is now. He had to deal with the ins and outs of the music industry by putting up with the bullshit from Ruthless Records while a douche like Drake gets big from a kids show in Canada and a Bieber video (even worse) I can't wait until these YMCMB douchebags are finally irrelevant.
Drake is a manufactured Pop artist in the same mold as a Nsync or Justin Bieber. He had to get his rise through being on Degrassi and being friends with Bieber. Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg rose up through talking about the street poverty, raising awareness to Compton about Police brutality etc. Do you see the difference? It's probably time for you to use the brain that you have...
You know that record companies are run by old men who like to further the status quo? They interested in bringing out new artists unless they would kiss ass to Lil Wayne. It's that simple.