News: "Someday Drake Won't Sound The Way He Used To. I'll Do Anything In My Power To Still Sound Relevant"
Thursday, Mar 1, 2012 10:09AM
Young Money star Drake speaks on hip-hop longevity and the inevitable future which exists for most hip-hop artists in their careers within the latest issue of VIBE magazine.
Based on an excerpt from his latest magazine feature, Drizzy tells readers that his sound will change, for better or worse, as time passes.
But when it comes to tossing off disses, Drake's not above delivering his own veiled swipes these days. On "Dreams Money Can Buy," he surveys the hip-hop landscape and decides he's sorely disappointed by what he sees. "Lately it went from top five to remain- ing five," he rhymes. "My favorite rappers either lost it or they ain't alive." He stops short of mentioning names, but doesn't back away from his declaration. "I wasn't in rap when I was idolizing a lot of these people," he says. "But times change. People don't sound the way they used to. It's inevitable. Someday Drake won't sound the way he used to. I'll do anything in my power to still sound relevant, but unfortunately Drake may not. And yes," he says with a chuckle, "I referred to myself in the third person." (VIBE)
Recently, Texas DJ Michael "5000" Watts hit up SOHH and gave his impression on artists like Drake embracing the Houston sound in their music.
"I think it's a beautiful thing to have people from outside Houston and embrace everything we've done. I don't take it as an insult. People like Drake, A$AP Rocky and others pay homage to the whole chopped and screwed sound and Houston movement," Watts told SOHH. "It really keeps Houston alive and helps make sure what we're doing is brought to the forefront." (SOHH)
While loved by many, some artists have gone out of their way to disclose their issues with Drizzy, with the most recent and most notable rant coming from rapper DMX.
"No, no," X said when asked if he likes Drake. "I don't like anything about Drake. I don't like his f*cking voice. I don't like what he talks about, I don't like his face, I don't like the way he walks, I don't like nothing. I don't like his haircut. I might just -- let me shut up. Stop right there." ("The Breakfast Club")
Despite the critics, Drake has been able to win over fans as is evident in his Take Care album's retail success.
Young Money rapper Drake's Take Care fell a notch to No. 13 with 26,000. Headed into his 16th week, Drizzy's sophomore LP has moved 1,495,400 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent Drake footage below: