News: Saigon Says Drake's Buzz Dying, "I Don't Think Too Many People Are Anticipating His Next Album"
Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 11:05AM
New York rapper Saigon has shared his feelings on Drake's success, and said despite his burgeoning fame, the Young Money star's buzz is dying down.
From Sai's perspective, Drake is becoming too predictable.
"And no disrespect. I love Drake, but I don't think too many people are really anticipating his next album like crazy. Like, you almost know what you're gonna expect from him: the love songs, singing. He makes great music, but you never know with those guys. The thing is, [Lil] Wayne is the Madonna of rap. He reinvents himself every two years, that's why Wayne's been around for so long. People be thinking he's a new artist a lot. Wayne is a vet. Wayne got like 14 years in the game." (VIBE)
Last year, New York rapper Cormega said he didn't get caught up in Drake's buzz.
"I can't f*ck with Drake, I like Drake, I like Drake as a young man trying to make money but I can't take him serious," Mega explained in an interview. "Number one, he's rich. He's rich man. I don't like when these spoiled rich kids they just get into rap because it's something they can do but they pops got money and they put 'em in the game and then they start rapping about something, a life they could never live. Go do something else. I mean, sh*t, if I could switch with you, I would be the rich dude, the rich goody good my whole life. N*ggas like us rap about sh*t because we lived it. These n*ggas use rap as a hobby." (Street Disciplez Radio)
Despite the critics, rap veteran Nas previously co-signed Drizzy.
"[I'm listening to] Drake and always Scarface," Nas revealed in an interview. "Drake is new. He's here to show anybody who questions him that he'll get at you. He's like fresh water right now on dry land. Scarface is the realist rapper. He's the most musically serious, besides Kanye [West], right now." (Omaha World-Herald)
Since its release last June, Drake's Thank Me Later debut has sold over a million copies.
Young Money star Drake's Thank Me Later moved up two notches to No. 41 with 9,300. With 20 weeks in the books, Drizzy's debut stands at 1,142,600 sold copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent Drake footage below: