Thursday, February 9, 2023

Drake, Take Care (2011)

What does it mean to be the king? A common leitmotif of hip-hop is the claim of being king of the rap game.

It's not so silly. A student once told me he wanted to be a famous general. My wife today was telling me about a person who wanted to be an important politician since he could speak. People are driven. They shoot for the sky.

Once upon a time, Drake had reasonable claim to being king of the rap game. Scratch that "once upon a time." He was the most-streamed artist of 2022.  Who's hottest now? Kendrick Lamar.

And yet after everyone who has his moment has his moment, there's always the comedown. I wonder what it feels like to be the most-streamed artist, then ten years later, everyone is like, "Drake who?" Vanity of vanities.

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