[QUOTE=Darkside Ron Garvin;660821]Drake is unique? Go back a few years and look into the work of Blackstar, Mos Def, Common, Slipknot Mafia, Tialib Kwali and any other "faster paced" rap stars. This "trendsetter" as you call him is nothing more than a media glorified hipster who happened to have the marketability that others lacked. YOLO so you should educate yourself past the popular aspects of just following what the "in crowd" say you should listen to (Wiz Kalif). Drake is the next Gucci Mane
Most of this is true, but let me just explain something that I've said tons of times.
Rap is all about the lyrics, in fact, I favour the fucking hardcore lyrical rappers like Blackstar, Mos Def, all the others you stated above.
And am I missing something? Since when did I call him a trendsetter?! Like I said ages ago, he's in it more the money, no love for the music at all. But he actually goes hard in Stay Schemin, but the raps in that track are pretty average. I rarely listen to the fake shit.
And no, I don't just listen to the popular fellas. I've said this SEVERAL fucking times: the ones who have less publicity are te ones who bust there asses, and they are lyrically better than those pussy ass rappers like Lil Wayne.
In fact, if I showed you my iPod music right now. You would hardly witness any popular tracks. I'm not the bitch who has Drake, Lil Wayne as a favourite. I'm a Rakim guy, Kendrick Lamar guy, Immortal Technique guy. I listen to the real shit all the time. I'm not the fella who goes ahead and listens to the drugs, money and "hoes" guy.