News: Drake Wants To Step Up To Kanye West's "5-Mic" Level
Monday, Dec 6, 2010 6:00PM
Young Money star Drake has shared his reaction to Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy receiving a the rare 5-Mic rating from renowned hip-hop publication The Source.
From Drake's perspective, Ye's ability to receive top notch accolades across the board has inspired his own music.
"Kanye put together a great album. It's a really solid project. I think people had so much time to sit with the songs, that it threw them off a little bit when the album came out and so many of those songs were already on it. But at the same time, when you get that project and you can imagine getting all those songs on one day and we didn't have to deal with the power of leaks and internet stuff. I definitely understand why people hold that album at such high regard. It's a great project and it's definitely given me something to strive for, because perfect scores are hard to come by nowadays and I've seen a lot of them on that album. That definitely lets me know what I'm gunning for on this next project." (The Source)
Details on the achievement were announced last week.
Many folks wondered what would happen if Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy didn't receive a "5 Mics" rating from The Source...well I guess we'll never know. Finally 'Ye joins the elite club of Hip-Hop legends like Nas, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, De La Soul and OutKast who have created an album deemed a classic by The Source. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was one of the year's most anticipated albums and Mr. West delivered ten fold. We recognized the musical mastery. For the full review written by Andreas Hale, pick up the Year-End issue featuring cover boys Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa on newsstands everywhere, December 14th. (The Source)
G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T recently talked to SOHH about Ye's new album receiving a rare XXL rating by XXL Magazine.
"Kanye is well-deserving of an XXL rating, whether he got it or not," Pusha told SOHH. "Rapping? People aren't f*cking with him rapping. Musically? People aren't f*cking with him. This is like he's pushing the bar. He's doing all of this awesome sh*t and at the same time he's keeping [a straight] face about it. That within itself says 'I win.' He wins, with the XXL rating and all of that, he wins." (SOHH)
Ye's Fantasy managed to topple its competition by nearly selling 500,000 in a seven-day time span.
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy topped the chart this week in the No. 1 spot. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Yeezy's follow-up to 2008's 808's & Heartbreak sold 497,100 records after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent footage of Kanye West below: