News: Styles P & Solange Knowles Rate Drake, "He's Definitely In The Category Of The Flashy Fly Guys"
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 4:55PM
Rapper Styles P and singer Solange Knowles recently rated Drake's music skills and originality.
Styles believes the Young Money rapper is in a lane by himself.
"I like him. I think he's a skillful MC. His wordplay is nice, melodies nice. He's definitely in the category of the flashy fly guys. I find him to be skillful and it sounds like he's listened to MCs before. I hear Kanye West and Lil Wayne most in his flow, but I think he probably listened to Em, Jay, all kind of sh*t. He sounds like somebody who did his homework. With singing and rapping, he's definitely in a lane by himself, you know?" (VIBE)
Solange considered the artist's ability to convey strong tones and emotion in his voice.
"I honestly believe that his tone is really incredible and pure. It's not about vocal ability for me. It's really about tone and emotion and I think he has one of those really pure tones. I haven't heard him sing live, but it would definitely be interesting to hear him with the contrast of what I hear on his records. As a singer I know that it's extremely hard to double vocals and whatever he's doing to double his vocals, I don't know what the hell he's doing, but they sound identical to each other. Which is really, really, hard to do. When some people double you hear different takes, with him it just sounds like... I don't know what he's doing. Or maybe he's just that good [laughs]." (VIBE)
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently said Drake was paving his own lane.
"I think Drake is one of the coolest of the new kids, man," Tip said in an interview when asked about working with Drizzy in the studio. "I think he has an outstanding ability to do him without doing anything, anything else is doing, you know? I think he sets himself apart and as long as he's able to do that, he'll have his own lane in this thing that we called hip-hop." (Rap-Up)
Drake's long-awaited Thank Me Later debut topped the sales charts last week.
Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later finally debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper's long-awaited debut moved 447,300 units after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out T.I. speaking on Drake down below: