Drake : “I’m The First Person To Succesfully Rap & Sing”

Published: Friday 27th Jul 2012 by David

As one of Pop’s more commercially viable acts, there’s no denying the impact Drake has made on Hip Hop and wider culture alike- at the forefront of the ever popular ‘College Rapper’ trend launched by Kanye West‘s ‘808 & Heartbreaks’.

Now, perhaps in realization of his popularity, he has made some very interesting remarks to The Jewish Chronicle.

Remarks, we’re sure will split opinion as Moses did the Red Sea.

Read below…

He explained:

There were people who incorporated melody before me but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing.

Yes, there are aspects of it that are new in the rap world. But it’s not a gimmick. I just sort of exist and people embrace it. I’m one of the few artists who gets to be himself every day.

It doesn’t take me six hours to get ready and I don’t have to wake up in the morning and remember to act like this or talk like this.

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  1. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 27, 2012

    Didn’t you post a picture of him holding a medical prescription? He needs to RUN back to that doctor. The pills are not working.

    P.S : After he goes to the doctor, he needs to go to a store and buy Lauryn Hill’s album…He needs it in his life.

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 27, 2012

      yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas for that comment , yas !

      • really. July 27, 2012

        i was thinking the same exact thing before i read this comment. Drake is ‘smokin on Keisha’. lol.

      • WELL DAMN! July 27, 2012

        Noooooooo for that comment… Atleast Drake acknowledged the one’s who did it before him and he has the right to think he’s the most successful one if he so chooses. so both of y’all STFU!

      • Randy July 27, 2012

        HAhaha @ WELL DAMN! Drake can think he’s the best all he wants. But imagination and reality are completely different aspects of this world. Think he’s a bit delusional

      • lala23 July 28, 2012

        @ WELL DAMN.

        1. DRAKE DIDNT INDIVIDUALLY ACKNOWLEDGE ANYONE ELSE. HE SAID, “OTHERS’. B*******.

        2. DRAKE DIDN’T SAY HE WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AT IT, HE SAID HE WAS THE ‘FIRST’ ONE TO SUCCESSFULLY DO IT.

        HAVE A NICE COMFORTABLE SEAT.

    • THE STANS July 27, 2012

      LMAO THE FIRST TIME WHERE EVERYONE ACTUALLY AGREE ON SOMETHING, OH WHAT A SWEET DAY, NO STAN WAR. DRAKE BYE.

    • THE LEGENDARY LAX July 27, 2012

      LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      BEST COMMENT EVER OMG

      • Huh July 27, 2012

        You beat me to it!

        DRAKE PLEASE BUY THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL AND THEN THINK ABOUT YOUR COMMENT. Really think.

      • Lax July 27, 2012

        Welllllll as the old saying goes, it’s a poor
        dog who don’t “Wag His Own Tail”.

  2. Honestly Speaking July 27, 2012

    Okay so I guess artists such as Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, etc. haven’t sung and rapped at the same time? please. His ego is a bit too big when he is the main one up in clubs throwing bottles as a grown ass man. He needs to go sit down somewhere and stop.

    • Rihanna navy July 27, 2012

      you took the words right out of my mouth, this n**** need to take several seats.

      • Say what? July 27, 2012

        Lolol

    • Kingphoenix July 27, 2012

      I guess he doesn’t include female rappers/singers as real rappers? smh

      • Ayo July 27, 2012

        But even male rappers like ja rule 50 cent did it, Drake needs to come down from whatever ego trip his on.

      • Kingphoenix July 27, 2012

        Yeah, i wasn’t reasoning with him, i was being sarcastic.lol And don’t forget Andre 3000, Wyclef, s*** didn’t Pharell sing and rap too….Drake is such a faliure! lmfao

    • ihadafakepregancy(just like bey) July 27, 2012

      Ok um bobby brown did it first with dont be cruel and rock wit ya and every little step so imma need drake to stfu! No i take that back bobby brown was second to do it JAMES BROWN DID IT FIRST WITB HIS SONG PAYBACK!!

      • Lax July 27, 2012

        James sure in the hell did! drake is a tad bit late to the
        stage with his thought! but then again don’t they all brag kind of just a little bit, though.

  3. I’m not throwing shade, but July 27, 2012

    Aubrey needs to take her mediocre voice and chill, there are many artist that has been more successful and more talented than this qween.

    • JER July 27, 2012

      i cant

      • Lax July 27, 2012

        lol….

  4. Zam Zhinga July 27, 2012

    Hmmm… Missy ELliot has rapped and sang, Lauryn Hill and Queen Latifah…… Even mary has been known to spit a rhyme or two as her alter ego- Brook Lynn, and might I add they ALL have been successful at it. Maybe he meant to say the only MALE to do this…..
    hmmmmm

    • Daron July 27, 2012

      Nope…. Kanye’s 808’s and heartbreak album was mostly him singing.. I know he was using a lot of auto tune and vocoders but so does drake.

    • Layla July 27, 2012

      Nope.Nate Dogg already did it and did it well.

    • Vegas Girl July 27, 2012

      Bone Thugs in Harmony did it, Cee Lo did it, Wyclef did it.. Shame Drake seems to be really feelin himself.

      • Vegas Girl July 27, 2012

        Even Ja Rule did it and at the time, he was really SUCCESSFUL (not that good, but successful)

    • danny July 30, 2012

      also Andre 3000 and nelly

  5. Boss July 27, 2012

    He still not tryin 2 fight Chris Brown doe.

  6. Ohreally July 27, 2012

    He raps? That is new to me. have a seat Aubrey, your urinary infection pills have you a bit delusional

    • Ohreally July 27, 2012

      Now that I really thinking about…what is it that he do? That’s not rapping and that is not singing you do Aubrey. I will say you are able to speed up your talk(your “raps”) and slow down your talks(your “singing”).

  7. getoutofhere July 27, 2012

    Actually Lauryn Hill was the first. her 6 grammys for one album spoke for itself

  8. White girl mob July 27, 2012

    He ain’t nothing but a waffle light skin looking n**** who sings to little girls hoping to get in the pants that’s all. Can’t stand waffle looking n***** always in people face asking for s***. I’m like n**** if you don’t take you’er ass the the waffle house and sit you’er ass down somewhere.

    • Beyonce’s Blog July 27, 2012

      B**** STFU!! Shouldn’t you be bobbin’ your head to that whack ass Kreayshawn s*** that was released earlier this week! HAVE SEVERAL SEATS TRASH!!!!!!!!!!

      • CHYNA July 27, 2012

        OMG…YOU LET THAT B**** HAVE IT! LOL

      • White girl mob July 27, 2012

        Ya both shut the f*** up and I know you ain’t talking you’er looking white everytime I see her ass so shut you’er damn mouth.

        Beyonce know damn well she wanna be white she wanna live the life kreayshawn lives so she bleach her skin to look white. Well beyonce you will never be white OK so sit you’er ass down relax a bit and drink some grape soda would you

      • Lax July 27, 2012

        White girl been “Corked & Screwed”!

  9. getoutofhere July 27, 2012

    my mistake i meant to say the first to release an whole album with her rapping and singing.

  10. monstarebel July 27, 2012

    Drizzy the diva… homegurl u know u werent the first so #KillIt!

  11. christinastherealtalent July 27, 2012

    Now of this isnt the perfect representation of a true narcissistic person then I dont know what is. Has he been hanging out with Jay z or Beyonce or Kanye lately because this sounds like something they would say about themselves too.

    • Ohreally July 27, 2012

      When have you ever heard beyonce say anything to such nature? I don’t too much know about Jay and it does sound like something Kayne would say but bey no. He’s been hanging with that Young money crew. Apparently Nicki thinks she’s some type of rapper breaking “hip-hop records” with pop songs?

      • christinastherealtalent July 27, 2012

        Beyonce is the epitome of narcissism. Have you seen her recent desperate attempts to reach out to Michele Obama using the media to do so. She’s been doing it for a while now. Beyonce would sound more sincere if she did it in private rather than post notes and videos online for the attention.

      • FAFRELOADED July 27, 2012

        WHY ARE Y’ALL BRINGING UP NICKI AT EVERY TURN??? THAT’S PROOF POSITIVE THAT THE QUEEN REIGNS .. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT THE BEAT SOUNDS LIKE U IMBECILE, THE LYRICS ARE BEING RAPPED… THE S*** IS HARDCORE RAP WHETHER U LATE HOMOS LIKE IT OR NOT!! LIL KIM IS & YOUR FAVES ARE BEING SNATCHED LEFT & RIGHT & U WILL DEAL!!

      • Papa Preached July 27, 2012

        christinastherealtalent says: “Have you seen her (Beyonce) recent desperate attempts to reach out to MIchele Obama..” umm last I checked Michele Obama reached out to Beyonce for lets move campaign.. hmmm

      • AI July 28, 2012

        Desperate attempts to reach out to Michelle Obama? The same Michelle Obama who RECRUITED her for her Let’s Move Campaign? Whose husband personally selected her to sing At Last at the inauguration? Who stated that if she could trade places with anyone, it’d be Beyonce? I’m no stan but let’s not try to re-write facts.

    • Lax July 27, 2012

      Jay said beyonce was the best since Michael Jackson, though!

  12. That B*tch July 27, 2012

    When he said that I think he’s only talking about how he’s the first MALE to succesfully rap and sing. I highly doubt he was thinking about the female rappers so calm down.

    • Lala July 27, 2012

      Nate Dogg and Kanye West already did it.

      • ihadafakepregancy(just like bey) July 27, 2012

        JAMES BROWN DID IT FIRST HE WAS THE ORIGINATOR OF IT ALL THEN BOBBY BROWN

      • AI July 28, 2012

        Nate Dogg was pretty much just a singer, though he may have dabbled in rapping. Kanye West may have had an album singing, but I don’t think calling him a rapper and singer would be a correct characterization. Now a fair counterargument to Drake’s assertion might be Phonte of Little Brother, by whom Drake is heavily influenced. Still, Drake prolly is the first mainstream/successful male rapper/signer hybrid tho. He totally disregarded several female rap/singers tho smh.

      • AI July 28, 2012

        Dang… forgot about Bone Thugs N Harmony!

    • Ayo July 27, 2012

      But he isn’t though

      • That B*tch July 27, 2012

        I never said he was the first to do it, I’m saying that’s probably what he meant when those words came out of his mouth. He definitely was ONE of the rappers that popularized it next to Kanye & Lil Wayne (if u still consider him a rapper).

    • NaQu July 27, 2012

      The f***?! Bone Thugs N Harmony did it back when Aubrey was still years away from landing his Degrassi gig. And they sold more albums and had higher charting hits. Drake hasn’t had a hit anywhere near as big as “Tha Crossroads.”

      Sit down. Drake isn’t “the first” to do anything.

      • Lax July 27, 2012

        I See what That B*tch was saying and also he no doubt
        meant that is out right about now, he seems very smart and i know he does not mean back in the day, but right now. Because they had some heavy hitters with james, and others who came before Drake was even thought of.
        PS
        Drake has a huge hit on his hands with Rihanna’s
        song “What’s Your Name”. Might not be the biggest of all but never the less it’s big as it get for right now, DRAKES time line!

  13. Olivia July 27, 2012

    Nate dogg already did it and his a way better rapper and singer than you will ever be.

  14. Lala July 27, 2012

    The Young Money crew got their heads so far up their @ss,it’s ridiculous.

    • James227 July 27, 2012

      Yes The Young Money crew have the heads up their asses. For one reason you have to remember we the people put them there. Lil Wayne, Nicki,Tyga, & Drake have that so what I’m great thing going on. People who are complaining are the main ones who put Young Money heads between their asses. The all at like they are much better than any other artists past and future.

      • James227 July 27, 2012

        They

      • James227 July 27, 2012

        ^^^^
        They all at like theu are much better then any other artist past or present,

      • Lax July 27, 2012

        Hmmmmm it’s the people who have made all of them
        Rich as all get out it’s not just “Young Money” it’s every musician who ever held a Mic in their hands! If you like
        and support a singer you will almost always put your money where your mouth is…. generally!

  15. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 27, 2012

    @ ZAM ZHINGA, @THAT B*TCH

    He’s not the first male to rap and sing either. But he IS the first male to brag and boast about his skills while being talentless at both rapping AND singing. I’ll give him that.

  16. POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 27, 2012

    b**** is feeling her p**** for no reason ……….. the b**** is a joke and softer than my pillow.

    • Kingphoenix July 27, 2012

      Speaking of b****** feeling up their p******, girl where yo been at? I feel like you been avoiding me sis? You hurting my feelings.

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 27, 2012

        how bad of me !

      • Kingphoenix July 27, 2012

        @Pop

        Yeah, you’ve been a true and through c*** for neglecting me! Tearing up just thinking about it. :'(

      • Pop Royalty ( F*** Yo Fav) July 27, 2012

        i’m sorry ! but for real and believe me , i didn’t neglect you. i like u

      • Kingphoenix July 27, 2012

        @Pop

        Okay. I forgive you.

    • Lax July 27, 2012

      So touching , loves! making me get all hot and bothered!
      dam cut it out King and pop!

  17. pat July 27, 2012

    oh ok then…never really considered what he did to be “singing” tho

  18. skrrtwait July 27, 2012

    maybe he meant from Canada? *shrug* because Lauryn Hill popped in my head immediately.. or maybe he meant male? or maybe he reflects the ignorance in music today where folks think because they don’t respect the past they started something new?! boo he needs to stop trying to be the first something, only title with first he can run with is the first dude to hop on wayne’s d***.

    • Lax July 27, 2012

      Thats right from canada! but them celine and Justin is from canada also. Oh well different subject and different day.

  19. Humberto July 27, 2012

    Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000…

    • Pop Royalty ( F*** Yo Fav) July 27, 2012

      Exactly !

      • ihadafakepregancy(just like bey) July 27, 2012

        JAMES BROWN

  20. POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 27, 2012

    i’m rolling at the comments , i am not the only one who referred to him as a “girl”.

    • Virtuoso Intellect July 27, 2012

      Did u snap your fingers in Z-formation after referring to him as “girl” ?

      • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) July 27, 2012

        Ní féidir liom a thuiscint.

  21. kevin July 27, 2012

    s***, even BRANDY rapped a little bit. this dude needs to QUIT.

  22. Wacky O July 27, 2012

    In my eyes he was the first artist I knew was a d*** and a twat lol

  23. Stevone July 27, 2012

    NOW JAMES BROWN WAS THE FIRST TEENA MARIE(QUARE BIZ) queen latifah MARIAH CAREY(PRISIONER) HER FIRST ALBUM BRAKE DOWN ect…… lauryn hill missy bone thug mary j ALL THESE ARTIST CAME WAY BEFORE HIM WHAT THE F*** IS HE SMOKEN……………..N**** PLEASE SIT YO ASS DOWN.

    • Vegas Girl July 27, 2012

      You’re right!

    • ihadafakepregancy(just like bey) July 27, 2012

      You forgot bobby brown

      • Lax July 27, 2012

        True!

  24. Salvador July 27, 2012

    BYE Drake!

    • James227 July 27, 2012

      I’m really not feeling Drake anymore anyway. So he is not going to take my money then brag about what’s he about. I really wish he goes back to Canada

  25. Inc. July 27, 2012

    Since this B**** through a bottle and ran in the bathroom she’s been feeling her herself, Bye Miss Drake

  26. Girrrl July 27, 2012

    As much as I like Drake I must say this dude is a f****** fool!! He can’t really singing he just speaks on tone. As others have said others have done both before and better than him.

  27. Benron (F*** you h**) July 27, 2012

    Hold on, he is one of POP’S more viable acts. But you will type Nicki Minaj is a rapper with a straight face? Oh…

    • FAFRELOADED July 27, 2012

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~NICKI//HAS//UR//MIND~~~~~~~~~~~~
      PERIOD!!!!! 2 #1 PLATINUM ALBUMS LATER COUNTLESS BILLBOARDS & ACCOLADES YOU WILL DEAL!

      • commanderofthedancefloor July 27, 2012

        you forgot to put one of those platinum albums hasn’t even sold 600k yet!!!!!!!!!!!

        also not countless billboard awards she has a few, and no grammys.

        You must face the truth

  28. JP July 27, 2012

    Drake you poor lost soul…give me some money and meat, please.

    Missy Elliott was the first person to come to mind. But Lauren Hill should be considered the epitome of successfully rapping and singing on one album.

    • Kingphoenix July 27, 2012

      Yessir!

      • Lax July 27, 2012

        True but drakes bragging isn’t new some do it off and
        on all of the time.

  29. Wiosp July 27, 2012

    Nelly definitely came BEFORE Drake’s time as well as a lot of other rappers who mixed up rapping and singing. Drake needs to sit his ass down!

  30. Latrell4Bey July 27, 2012

    Drake have several seats on my d***! Lauren Hill HELLO!..Bone Thugs-N-Harmony!

  31. YMCMGARBAGE July 27, 2012

    Ugh! I swear I can’t stand this down syndrome looking mofo! The nerve of him to say he was the first! N**** you ain’t even the most successful person to do it! It’s hilarious that he actually thinks he can sing! LMFAO!

    Somebody tell Aubitch aka wheel chair Jimmy to sit his ass down somewhere & STAY there! SMFH!

    • Lax July 27, 2012

      ROTF,,,,LMAO

  32. Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens! July 27, 2012

    he must be day dreaming…. kanye,missy and nelly did that before he dreamed of doing that

  33. ANTHONY July 27, 2012

    ummm!!! BOne thug and harmony and Miss ELloit, he sounds real stupid rite now

    • The Truth Will Set You Free July 27, 2012

      Not to mention the numerous R&B and Hip Hop artists that emerged way before him.

      Lauryn Hill was the first hip hop artist to win album of the year.

      “At the 41st Grammy Awards, Hill was nominated ten times, making her the first female to ever be nominated ten times in one year. She won five Grammys, including Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Album and Album of the Year,[43] making The Miseducation the first hip hop oriented album to ever receive that award.”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miseducation_of_Lauryn_Hill

      As aforementioned…

      Drake sit your ass down.

      • ihadafakepregancy(just like bey) July 27, 2012

        Bobby brown did it in 1987 with his dont be cruel album

      • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) July 27, 2012

        Bobby Brown won Album of the Year at the grammys? Are u sure? I don´t know about that and for some reason it sounds really starnge

    • ihadafakepregancy(just like bey) July 27, 2012

      Go to YOU TUBE AND LOOK UP ROCK WIT YA AND DONT BE CRUEL AND THE SONG HE DID FOR GHOSTBUSTERS AND TENDER RONI HELL ALL HIS SONGS DID

  34. YOLO July 27, 2012

    Come ON DRAKE LAURYN HILL BEEN DID THAT and she CAN ACTUALLY SAAANNNGG!! WHEREAS DRAKE NOT SO MUCH,l STUDIO ONLY MAKES HIS SINGING SOUND DECENT!!!!

  35. YOLO July 27, 2012

    Even MONICA been DID THAT ON SO GONE IN 2003!!!

  36. ty July 27, 2012

    DRAKESHIA LAZADO MUST BE ON HER PERIOD TAKE NO NOTICE PEOPLE THE HORMONES ARE PLAYING HAVOC WITH HIS EMOTIONS SO DELUSION IS EXPECTED AT HER TIME OF THE MONTH

  37. ty July 27, 2012

    DRAKESHIA LAZADO MUST BE ON HER PERIOD TAKE NO NOTICE PEOPLE THE HORMONES ARE PLAYING HAVOC WITH HIS EMOTIONS SO DELUSION IS EXPECTED AT HER TIME OF THE MONTH 🙂

    • James227 July 27, 2012

      awful ^^^

  38. the real xoxo July 27, 2012

    Andre 3000 and lauryn hill do both way better. im tired of him and nicki acting as if they are doing something significant.

  39. Ayo July 27, 2012

    Laurhyn Hill
    kanye west
    Missy Eliott
    Nelly
    Snoop Dogg
    Out Kast
    Ceelo
    Queen Latifah
    Ja Rule
    50 Cent
    DMX
    Mos Def
    Nate Dogg
    Flex
    Eminem

    I guess you forgot about of them on your ego trip Aubrey. Take several seats.

    • QueenSize July 27, 2012

      That boy needs a stadium of seats. Several just won’t do.

  40. MISHKA July 27, 2012

    Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill?

    Shut up, Drake.

    • Lax July 27, 2012

      Drayar

  41. the real xoxo July 27, 2012

    Andre 3000 and Lauryn Hill do both much better.
    Im tired of him and nicki acting like they are significant in hip hop culture.

    • James227 July 27, 2012

      Yea but we are the ones that put Nicki & Drake there. We buy their CD’s that’s why they can say s*** like this. Drakes brags about almost everything except running in that bathroom that night.

      • WENDY July 27, 2012

        Not only is Drake into himself, he’s ugly also. Don’t know what some women see in him. Those eyebrows looks like grocho mark. Matter that picture really looks like him all he needs is a cigar.

  42. nunu July 27, 2012

    also craig david can rap and sing too god drake showing off -_-

    • James227 July 27, 2012

      No Drakes not showing off he’s bragginhg. But he’ not that much of a singer and his rapping is like he’s on drugs. He drags when he raps.

  43. Nichole July 27, 2012

    Please. I get fed up with these so-called rappers, and their arrogance. Drake is not even well established yet, and it is always the one’s still quite fresh in the game that are the most arrogant.

    Nelly and Ja are famous for that rap-singing stuff, and that is why many Hip Hop fans considered their music Hip Pop.

    Not to mention several female rappers that came long before this dude even existed.

    Drake reminds me of Keri Hilson…both are not well off yet, yet their personalities are full of arrogance as if they are the best to come along since sliced bread.

    This dude is not even talented, and what he does is not rap nor singing. Drake is nothing, but a fluke and I don’t believe he’ll last long.

  44. Suicide Blonde July 27, 2012

    The question is: she is successful?

    • Pop Royalty ( F*** Yo Fav) July 27, 2012

      NO. another local act who’s full of herself.

      • Suicide Blonde July 27, 2012

        LMAO!

  45. HATESANDRAROSE.COM July 27, 2012

    WTFU DRAKE…

  46. COME ON SON July 27, 2012

    DID THIS FOOL REALLY JUST TRY ERASE LAURYN HILL & MISSY ELLIOT FROM TH HISTORY BOOKS??
    LMAOOO HE FEELIN HIMSELF TOO MUCH

  47. YEP! July 27, 2012

    ALL YMCMB ARTISTS ARE FULL OF THEMSELVES…

    He might be someone successfully doing it NOW…but he is forgetting about:

    QUEEN LATIFAH
    MISSY ELLIOTT
    LAURYN HILL
    JA RULE
    NATE DOGG
    SNOOP….

    drake please take a SEAT along side of TGJ FAVE nicki garbaj

    • synonymous July 28, 2012

      YOOOOOOOOO! BEST INTERNET COMMENT CHAIN I HAVE EVER SEEN. EVER.
      FOR REAL
      YOU JUST DON’T GET THIS KINDA UNITY ONLINE. LOL. IM TOUCHED, AND I CAN’T RESIST THIS LIST..ahem LEST WE FORGET:

      ERYKAH BADU.
      NENEH CHERRY.
      BELL BIV DEVOE.
      TLC!!!!!!!!!
      MC BRAINS. OAKtOWN 357 & B ANGIE B (youtube this s*** right now). MARY J. (WHATS THE 411 HON!!) MISSY AAAAAND LIL MO’ …LIL KIM. EVE..MOS DEF BLACK EYED PEAS..CMON
      EVEN TRACIE SPENCER, THE BOYS, BLONDIE ALL GOT THIS DUMB DUMMY BEAT!!

      SO CANADA DRY [period]

      REAL TALK [ WITH L.O.V.E.] IN AMERICA, HIP HOP IS STILL A SCREAM FOR FREEDOM..A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED. A LOT OF THINGS REALLY HAVE NOT. WE NEED MORE MC’S THAT UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES HIP-HOP SACRED OTHERWISE ALL THIS “PROGRESS” IS DISTRACTING AND DOES DAMAGE. MOVE OVER DRAKE OR START USING YOUR LIL POWER FOR SOMETHING LESS ANNOYING. LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT A BATTLE FOOL, AND STOP TRYIN TO FIGHT A GOD. IF YOU CANT HANDLE A HOT MIC IN THE RING BUT YOU STILL YAP THAT MUCH, THAT OUTTA LINE YOU’RE DISRESPECTING HIP-HOP

      AS FOR THEE SUPREME BEING LAURYN HILL. WE ALL KNOW THIS CATEGORY BELONGS TO HER. LETS KEEP SHOWING HER THIS LOVE. YOU KNO WE NEED THAT MARLEY ARMY STRONG TOO. SAY WORD. SISTA, YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, AND WE TRUST YOU TO BE WHERE YOU NEED TO BE. THANK YOU

      WYCLEF, THANK YOU FOR MISTA MISTA & 911 (YO MRRRRY!). ALSO SO WILD HOW YOU CHANGED THE SOUND OF R & B GIRL GROUPS FOREVER WITH THE NO, NO, NO DESTINY’S CHILD REMIX. BIG UP CUZ ALL THE GIRL GROUP MELODIES GOT STACCATO AND FAST ON TEEN SUMMIT BACK IN THE DAY LOOOOL. NOW LOOK HOW THAT S*** TURNED OUT. BANANAS.. THATS CRAZY LEGACY, KING

      THANKS TO ALL REAL ARTISTS. ALL REAL MCS DJS SINGERS AND WRITERS. REAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS OF THIS MAJESTY. ALL REAL HUSTLERS AND SURVIVORS AND YOUNGINS..ALL REAL FANS THAT KEEP IT ALIVE ON THE GROUND AND UNDER.. THE NEEDS OF BLACK AMERICA HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WHAT TRUE HIP-HOP AND RAP LYRICS WERE BUILT FOR (EVEN IN THE GOOD OLE BLOCK PARTY DAYS) . THE HEART_BEAT OF RAP WAS ALWAYS THE SOUND OF THE MOVEMENT OF OUR PEOPLE SURVIVING AMERICA .
      THAT PLUS DISCO. SO THANK YOU DONNA SUMMER TOO

  48. COME ON SON July 27, 2012

    DID THIS FOOL REALLY JUST TRY TO ERASE LAURYN HILL & MISSY ELLIOT FROM TH HISTORY BOOKS??
    LMAOOO HE FEELIN HIMSELF TOO MUCH

    AND HELL EEN BATE DOGG WAS DOING IT! DRAKE NEEDS TO DO HIS RESEARCH

  49. COME ON SON July 27, 2012

    DID THIS FOOL REALLY JUST TRY TO ERASE LAURYN HILL & MISSY ELLIOT FROM TH HISTORY BOOKS??
    LMAOOO HE FEELIN HIMSELF TOO MUCH

    AND HELL EVEN NATE DOGG WAS DOING IT! DRAKE NEEDS TO DO HIS RESEARCH

  50. THE GREAT WIG July 27, 2012

    I instantly thought Left-Eye, but you have Natina Reed (Blaque), Missy, Mary, Latifah, & this list goes on.

    Ma’am, take a seat _/

    • synonymous July 28, 2012

      BLAQUE.

  51. JER July 27, 2012

    YAL COMMENTS ARE HYSTERICAL. YOU BETTER GO IN!!!

  52. Greg F July 27, 2012

    Uhhmmm b****, Nate Dogg, Nelly, Kelis, n**** sit the f*** down!

  53. Greg F July 27, 2012

    Oh s*** & did I really just forget Missy & Lauryn? Boy, there are too many to even recount …. this n****’s so cocky and stupid for no reason, I simply can’t with all of YMCMB #DEAD

  54. NaQu July 27, 2012

    I just can’t with this era of counterfeit pop stars (Drake, Nicki, Gaga) repeating what others who were around before them already did — and better, while trying to make themselves seem like they’re original and forging new ground. And because their idiot ass fans were born after 1995, and don’t know any better, they get away with it.

    Not only is Drake not the first, he’s not even most successful to do it. If I wanted to, I could name over a dozen acts who merged rapping and singing (and better than he did.)

    I will be SO grateful when these current “wave” of “pop stars” finally die out. They’re making a mockery of everything.

  55. aishaaguilerakeys July 27, 2012

    Full of himself. Like most hiphop artists.

  56. Justahscorpio July 27, 2012

    Lmfao F*** outta here drake you not even a real singer….n**** dont sing s*** without auto tune! ms hill the first to ever do it succesfully then missy elliot both real vocalist with real rap lyrics

  57. Cookie – Rihanna, Toni Braxton July 27, 2012

    Wrong! Nelly, 50 cent.

  58. Michaelangelo July 27, 2012

    So I’m not a huge Nelly fan but he raps and sings. he was the most successful (by way of sales) artist of last decade.Really Fake??…I mean Drake?

  59. DD1G July 27, 2012

    Dumb Canadian n****. Maybe in the land of hockey sticks and Degrassi, they’re clueless enough to think he did it first, but the rest of the world knows that’s a bald face less. Drake’s gated community, grew-up-on Degrassi ass knows nothing about hip hop or urban music. He may as well do electro pop like his female counterpart Nicki. He’s corny. When is HARD hip hop coming back? I’m ready for the thugs to run fools like Drake out.

  60. James227 July 27, 2012

    LMFAO I wonder if the people telling Drake’s ass off on his timeline (Twitter).

  61. RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 27, 2012

    Sit down with your st bernard looking ass

  62. sonofbaldwin July 27, 2012

    Apparently, he’s never heard of Lauryn Hill–who was both a better singer AND a better rapper than he.

  63. AfroerotiK July 27, 2012

    He’s right. Queen Latifah wasn’t really successful at . . . oh . . . wait . . . . DOH!

    • ihadafakepregancy(just like bey) July 27, 2012

      Lol

  64. Davide Laffe(nyc nightlife photographer) July 27, 2012

    whoa drake.. back up bruh. before you were rapping there was nelly and flo-rida.. and they were pretty successful. and even missy elliott..

  65. jmiles July 27, 2012

    Andre 3000, lauryn hill, Missy Elliot, etc have won grammys for singing and rapping. I usually dont comment but come on Drake!!

  66. Deya July 27, 2012

    Oh,Really ?BYE BOY !

  67. LD July 27, 2012

    So I guess artists such as Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Nate Dogg etc. haven’t sung and rapped at the same time?His ego is too big. Boy sit your ass down . Go and throw bottles in the club .

  68. yeyay July 27, 2012

    well Lauryn Hill did it best and was way more successful…her first album sold like 20 million Worldwide…and the Fugess sold many albums…Drake failed Hip Hop history class…Shiiit…Missy can sang as well and did it real big and original before Drake became famous…50 cent, JaRule, Nelly, and Bone Thugs (personal fav) already did it with harmonies….WHAT’S going on????

  69. CHARMBRACELET ALL OVER AGAIN!!!! July 27, 2012

    UMM, JA RULE… LAURYN HILL… KANYE WEST… BONE THUGS AND HARMONY… MISSY ELLIOT…

    WHO IN THE F*** ARE YOU DRAKE???

    YOU WEREN’T THE FIRST… NOW SIT YOUR DUMB ASS IN FAR BACKSEAT ON THE SHORT BUS…

  70. My hip, My back July 27, 2012

    Drake sorry boo but Lauryn has snatched that title and I’m pretty sure there are others. Not to mention queen bey’s amazing skills in “Carmen”. I think he may have meant there have been rappers who have sang and singers who have rapped but never really an artist who maintained a balance and could be labled either one interchangeably. But like I said, all of that could be said for Lauryn hill

  71. YEYAY July 27, 2012

    listening to Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill…wake me when Drake makes a song as deep as this…and he can’t Sang like Ms. Hill…soo pissed off at Drake right now…He’s such an arrogant b****-ass right now…OR better yet, give us something as creative or game-changing as Missy’s s*** from like 1997-2003—can’t stand these “new” folk in music at times…they think they invented this s***……F**k outta here!!!!

  72. QueenSize July 28, 2012

    Immediately to my mind is Ja Rule, DMX, EVE, Missy, Timberland and Magoo, Outkast, Slick Rick, 50 Cent, Latifah, Nelly. Puff Daddy, Kid n Play, ya see that’s why I don’t respect him as an artist and I never will. A little paper got this dude completely erasing artist that paved the way to his success. Boo and done nothing new. Got Drugs?

  73. QueenSize July 28, 2012

    I hope y’all let Drake cakes have it on Twitter.

  74. QueenSize July 28, 2012

    ” it doesn’t take him 6 hours to get ready. He doesn’t have to act like this or talk like this”. I don’t what male artist takes 6 hours to get ready. He must be talking about Ncki Minaj. All that make up and styling…fake accents. Hhhhmmmm….

  75. celebfanboy10 July 28, 2012

    Imma need drake to sit down with that, he must have forgotten about Lauryn, Missy, Queen Latifah, Andre 3000, & many more…smh

  76. bleh July 28, 2012

    Look. I’m gonna just keep it real.

    Drake is a bafoon.

    He must have forgotten about the artists such as ja rule, nelly, 50 cent and even bone thugs that came before him–many of these artists that have out sold drake by millions. And this is just men I am talking about–I’m not even counting acts like Missy and Lauryn Hill.

    I guess what he really meant was that he is the first rapper and singer to be horrible at it and successful at the same time.

  77. ImMadAsHell July 28, 2012

    Louis Jordon, look up Beware Brother Beware, I believe he was before James Brown.

    I can’t listen to what YMCMB talking about.

  78. NazKEEPIT100 July 28, 2012

    Drake please come off your retarded a** high horse and google LAURYN HILL the greatest musican ever not to mention she sings and rap with 8 grammys and only 1 album and her impact now there how many grammys do you have how many albums will you release before you get one oh and who did you impact so please shut up

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