Drake Point-Counterpoint

thea

Theadora Fanning

keaton

Keaton Locicero

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drake is one of the richest, coolest, bossest rappers in da game and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t imagined myself as the girl from the ”Hold on we’re Going Home” music video. -Keaton

He created the worst slang word in the history of mankind…YOLO

-Thea

Drake lifts up the masses with his intellectual lyrics and thoughtful vocabulary. He dropped his third album last year and it had ten hit singles. And he is Canadian and who doesn’t like Canadians.

-Keaton

But nobody likes Justin Bieber and he’s Canadian.

-Thea

Drake had the best hiphop tour of 2012 and  has been in the top ten MC’s list for many years. -Keaton

But he repeats rhymes. Which shows no talent and he represents a lifestyle that is materialistic and superficial. For example, in his song “Started from the Bottom” he says “I wear every single chain even when I’m in the house.” This lyric means he is always flaunting his wealth. He wants to make everyone else painfully aware of his success and in turn make the rest of us peasants feel like we suck because we aren’t rich.

-Thea

Drake’s vocals are good enough to use for his choruses but not good enough to sing his whole songs. I’ll will however, admit that when he sings to the right beat, the emotions just pour out .

-Keaton

His songs are sappy. They lack emotional variation. I’m bored of the roller coaster rides between rapping about getting girls and then losing them and feeling sad. He has exhausted this aspect of his ‘’talent.” He panders to the wannabe baller teens of America and I’m sick of hearing about him.

-Thea

That point is just wrong. Drake has tons of work spanning many different aspects of life and human emotion. You can’t simplify his work into one category. Rap is a versatile genre and Drake has released experimental and emotional stuff. People listen to him worldwide.

-Keaton

People don’t listen to him ALL over the world. Really the only setting in which his music is appropriate (not even good) in is a party where everyone is three sheets to the wind and don’t even care about how their music sounds anymore. Honestly, his flow is so sloppy it’s like he’s barely awake when he’s rapping, no wonder only half awake teens want to listen to him.

-Thea

You are wrong. You can listen to his music anywhere. It’s timeless, on the bus, at school, at home when your parents are fighting about who is going to make dinner. Drake understands perfectly how to mix beats and sing to match the feelings that accompany the trials and tribulations of day to day life. And as for your point on his music only working in party settings, I will agree I love dancing to Drake at unhealthy volumes in large groups of hyped party inebriated teens, but his music is so much more than that. It reaches into the depths of your soul and can calm you down so well. Honestly he is my favorite musician.

-Keaton

Well let’s agree to disagree. I’ll see you at Harpsichord lessons.

-Thea


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