The Official Drake Appreciation Thread

February 13, 2009 @ 19:23:29 PM
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this mixtape is POPPIIN

it's funny, a few of the songs reminded me of 808's & Heartbreak.. and it turns out he used Kanye's Say You Will beat on one of the songs

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February 13, 2009 @ 19:24:33 PM
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Dope as fuck
February 13, 2009 @ 19:37:01 PM
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This shit is GOOD. I'm a little late on Drake-wagon, but w/e.
February 13, 2009 @ 19:48:00 PM
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Personally, I think the whole thing was great. It had some really great standout tracks, and you cant please everyone with every record. My favourite non-leaked jawns were Houstalantavegas, Sucessful, and Best I Ever Had.

As far as haters go, everyone is entitled to there own opinion. It's true drake may not be re-inventing the wheel, and I didnt expect him too, but he is doing a great job musically. I listened to his old mixtaped before I pressed play on this one. It seems like he has figured out his style on this joint. IMO the mixtape plays like an album.

For me a lot of it is hometown pride. I dont know anyone in the Canadian Hip Hop industry in the "commercial" side of things. Puttin on for us like Drizzy.
February 13, 2009 @ 19:56:18 PM
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I like this a lot. Heartbreak Drake was pretty good too
February 13, 2009 @ 21:03:34 PM
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Its ok I think saying "Drake is that Nigg@ got damnnn this is hot etc." is hype because I don't see it. Maybe I need to give it a few more spins after MM3 and Bar Exam 2 my standards are high. It has more singing than I thought it would but honestly for his age and coming up he is extremely talented. Decent singer good rapper. This actually sounds like he worked hard on it November 18th is my favorite song.
February 13, 2009 @ 21:21:38 PM
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Maybe I need to give it a few more spins after MM2 and Bar Exam 2 my standards are high.


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February 13, 2009 @ 21:22:08 PM
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February 13, 2009 @ 21:59:43 PM
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I think people might have been more satisfied if the majority of the best songs hadn't been out for months.
February 13, 2009 @ 22:14:44 PM
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aight, cool then go comment in your own shit fam. I'm not holding a gun to your head to be in this one. You tried to get me with the I got the shit first, and i gave you what you wanted: proof.


you're seriously acting like a bitch about nothing. Is it that important to post it first? my point wasnt that i posted it before you, hurray, it was that there was already a Drake - So Far Gone thread that had the link in it, i didn't see the reasoning for a whole nother thread for the same purpose. But if being first is that important to you, you had it first... blinkyeyes

Its really not that serious, chill the fuck out.

But i posted it first, go back and look at the times. Theres the proof for you...
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February 13, 2009 @ 22:21:58 PM
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Just downloaded it and the link has 30k downloads

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February 13, 2009 @ 23:03:20 PM
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Theirs a reason why this site is called hypebeast...and this mixtape is the reason why...I think DRake is real talented and he far from sucks...but I think this mixtape is a little overrrated!!. kanye did singing joints better then the joints on this mixtape and he got hated on... yes i know yea used autotune...but still...I just don't see all the hype... guess its just me...no doubt hes a dope lyricist but i'm just not buying all the hype...I gotta give him props though cause he's Canadian and he's one of the better mcees doing it!!!...but i'll wait to hear his album.
February 13, 2009 @ 23:05:56 PM
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fixed.


Word. MM2 > MM3.
February 13, 2009 @ 23:11:28 PM
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This shit is hot, but Comeback Season was better IMO. Regardless, Drizzy gonna do big things and I'm definitely supporting my Canadian brethren.
February 13, 2009 @ 23:12:33 PM
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drizzy drake is that dude

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February 13, 2009 @ 23:22:07 PM
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this shit is dope... this > comeback season imo

"stand on my money you can headbutt yao ming" wow wayne went in on ignant shit

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February 14, 2009 @ 00:34:40 AM
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you're seriously acting like a bitch about nothing. Is it that important to post it first? my point wasnt that i posted it before you, hurray, it was that there was already a Drake - So Far Gone thread that had the link in it, i didn't see the reasoning for a whole nother thread for the same purpose. But if being first is that important to you, you had it first... blinkyeyes

Its really not that serious, chill the fuck out.

But i posted it first, go back and look at the times. Theres the proof for you...
tongueface


U Mad?

lol.

Get at me when you address my second point. The I posted it first shit was really just a blow at what you initially opened your mouth about, cool you posted the shit a minute before me. It doesn't even matter cause I was probably writing something about the shit while you posted it.

I cant check the own thread I'm starting meanwhile checking the old thread to see if there's a link. I could have a computer, laptop, and iphone, but I;m not about to check all three. I don't dickride the forums for specific's . Granted, I have called people out for double posting. But that's been a matter of people being lazy and double posting the same thread just becuase the didn't use the search.

Also, I see your trying to call me out on the first non-sesnse. Like i mentioned before hand I managed to post it on my site, and start a thread with my thoughts at the time on here, not just drop a link, and you want to talk reckless becuase our posts were a minute off from each other.

At the end of the day. I see you completely neglected my strongest point, which was if you wanted a link to the tape, would you want to a) look through a thread full of anticipation comments, or B) A new thread with a link right at the top of the first page for you.

I said I wouldn't say anything more about this. I don't think I have too. At the end of the day, which thread is everyone checking for MINE, and which one are you posting in MINE. Don't run around and tell me I'm acting like a bitch when you could've easily just seen another thread about it and ignored it if you wished.

So I gave you a the real reason behind the new thread, and unless you cant read or are completely illiterate asshole it should get through your head, but just in case your that stupid I'ma break it down for you through a valid argument.

1. If making a new thread would result in an easier download of Drake's So Far Gone for the members of HB forums, then making a new thread was necessary.
2. making a new thread would result in an easier download of Drake's So Far Gone for the members of HB forums
3. Therefore, making a new thread was necessary

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February 14, 2009 @ 01:08:03 AM
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February 14, 2009 @ 01:39:21 AM
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I personally think So Far Gone is better than both of those mixtapes. Not to say either was bad but MM3 just lived in MM2's shadow and Bar Exam 2 was cool but too much rapping not enough song nah mean?


Wow your in the HYPE of things right now.....We are talking about BE2 critically Accalmed got Mixtape of the year on plenty hip hop sites. Bar Exam 2 is full of songs 90% of the mixtape has a song with a hook thought provoking lyrics IDK what mixtape you were listening to.

I like Drake but I don't think this was the best follow up for Comeback Season. Don't get me wrong I like it...Its better than 90% of the crap put out by these rappers sounds like more work was put in. Drake is talented and I'm looking forward to his album. However, I'm not gonna be an HypeMonster and lie to myself and say So Far Gone is better than Bar Exam 2 lol Com on that's BS.

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February 14, 2009 @ 02:20:46 AM
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Yea to each his own I guess lol.....
February 14, 2009 @ 02:24:30 AM
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I think they're just different type of artists. IMO the budden comparisson works better. Like I wouldnt compare Drake to Elzhi, but I would compare Elzhi to Royce.
February 14, 2009 @ 02:33:43 AM
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I agree with that statement. "Elzhi to Royce"
February 14, 2009 @ 02:59:07 AM
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I agree with that statement. "Elzhi to Royce"


I get you. I love Drake, he's that dude, but none of his verses not even on Comeback Season aren't comparing to Boom.

Like I said different types of artists. I don't think Drake want's to run with those cats anymore. On Comback Season he still idolized Phonte. On this one he's getting his future of commercial hip hop music on, which I would argue is smart music (i.e. not completely dumbed down) sprinkled with a little artsy fartsy.

Drake is a young, better looking (no homo), more lyrical Weezy, and that's where I think his appeal is. Drake has the potential to be everything Wayne wished he could be, but Drake still has a long road to travel.

Drake's commercial songs > Budden's commercial failures

Budden just isn't as diverse as Drake. Like if Budden isn't doing his complaint rap, or shitting on the industry shit. I don't wanna hear him. But again they're different artists. Budden is like what you want a mixtape rapper to be and a whole lot more.

Drake is to Wayne, as Kid Cudi is Kanye, not because they're each other protege's so to speak, but becuase that's what the reality is. Kanye and Weezy are arguably the best representation of this generations "commercial" Hip Hop.

A new cat I would compare to Royce is Termanology. Drake vs Termanology would be a good representation of too young dudes in the different spheres of Hip Hop in question. Because comparing Drake to Royce is like comparing Term to Wayne, it just doesn't work like that.
February 14, 2009 @ 07:00:39 AM
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I thought of budden when i first heard dude too. But truthfully after listenin to this mixtape. Nobodys fckn with him. His lyrics and flow are crazy. This dude has was it takes to be a star for real.
February 14, 2009 @ 08:03:58 AM
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I get you. I love Drake, he's that dude, but none of his verses not even on Comeback Season aren't comparing to Boom.

Like I said different types of artists. I don't think Drake want's to run with those cats anymore. On Comback Season he still idolized Phonte. On this one he's getting his future of commercial hip hop music on, which I would argue is smart music (i.e. not completely dumbed down) sprinkled with a little artsy fartsy.

Drake is a young, better looking (no homo), more lyrical Weezy, and that's where I think his appeal is. Drake has the potential to be everything Wayne wished he could be, but Drake still has a long road to travel.

Drake's commercial songs > Budden's commercial failures

Budden just isn't as diverse as Drake. Like if Budden isn't doing his complaint rap, or shitting on the industry shit. I don't wanna hear him. But again they're different artists. Budden is like what you want a mixtape rapper to be and a whole lot more.

Drake is to Wayne, as Kid Cudi is Kanye, not because they're each other protege's so to speak, but becuase that's what the reality is. Kanye and Weezy are arguably the best representation of this generations "commercial" Hip Hop.

A new cat I would compare to Royce is Termanology. Drake vs Termanology would be a good representation of too young dudes in the different spheres of Hip Hop in question. Because comparing Drake to Royce is like comparing Term to Wayne, it just doesn't work like that.


what do you mean by that statement? Wayne is where every mc wants to be...
February 14, 2009 @ 08:38:07 AM

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I don't necessarily think that Wayne wants to be like Drake. But, I do think that Wayne sees a more accessible version of himself in Drake, that's why I think he's welcomed him into his fold. Also, I think though is that Drake has adopted allot of Wayne's patterns and styles and adopted them to a less eccentric flow pattern.

For example, Wayne has a way of rapping in a stream of consciousness and fitting together loose metaphors and the result comes out like a long form rambling verse from an entertaining drug addict. Drake also has this way of shooting off in a thousand directions but his brain is probably less encumbered by a haze of codeine so his verses are more cohesive. Now...I don't necessarily think this makes Drake better or worse, just different. Its almost like a non crazy person's interpretation of Wayne's music. Also, the singing aspect is there too. WHile Wayne croaks his singing out more for effect and feeling...Drake actually croons like a R&B singer. They both utlize autotune which to tell u the truth rappers weren't really using after Wayne. Sure, T-pain brought it to this generation but after wayne started using it on every verse it just spread. Also instead of riding the beat Wayne makes the beat come to him. He has a different flow for every verse and every beat and Drake does that as well.

So yeah...there are similarities. If you go back and listen to Drake's earlier stuff his flow wasnt as much like Wayne as it is now. It was more straight forward and less likely to veer off into 100 different lanes like Wayne. Love or hate Wayne he has at least made allot of different artists more adventurous. Im under the impression if Carter 3 wouldnt have been this hodgepodge of conceptual scattered brain rapping and singing that Kanye would have never dropped such an ambitious album as 808s and Heartbreak. Shit, Im even hearing Jay-z using a Jamaican patois and more of a sing songy flow that he hasnt really utilized as much before.
February 14, 2009 @ 09:28:58 AM
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I was born in Toronto, Canada and have lived here all my life. And I can tell you that people would be in shock to find americans discussing one of Toronto's own emcees in this capacity... whether it was good or bad feedback. I was never a huge Drake fan but always gave him credit because he knows how to stand out from the crowd. At times he can be wishy-washy and sound like an imitator of other artists but one thing he ever forgets is where he is from.

It's just sad that you guys don't know about the depth of lyrical talent coming out of Toronto besides Drake... because he isn't the only one. Up here he is considered one of the newbies, look out for other guys like Shad K, Saukrates, Mathematik, Tona, Marvel, Theology 3, and a few others. They may not have Drake's money or connections so they won't ever have as much impact but they most definitely are as potent with lyricism and use of metaphor.. don't sleep.
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