He recently revealed this during an interview with DJ Akademiks on his Off The Record podcast, and the world has been reacting.
According to him, real n****s don’t listen to the Canadian lyricist like that but he appreciates how hard he goes to put out successful projects from time to time.
21 Savage added that there are a lot of n*ggas who you really can’t tell Future isn’t bigger than Drake and he also used to believe that.
His words, “N*ggas don’t be listening to Drake like that,”
“If I wasn’t a rapper, I don’t feel like I still would listen to Drake, for real. It’s just I’m a rapper, so I understand the work he put in, how hard he go.”
“Like when you ain’t no rapper, all them statistics don’t mean sh*t. A regular street n*gga don’t give a fuck about how many times you went number one, like how many white people listen to your sh*t because they don’t even think. The farthest they think is the club. Who’s selling this club out? That’s who they think is the biggest n*gga In Atlanta, it’s a lot of n*ggas who you really can’t tell them Future ain’t bigger than Drake. I used to think that.”
Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and businessman. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the 2000s; intent on pursuing a career in music, he left the series in 2007 after releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario. His father, Dennis Graham, is an African American and a practising Catholic from Memphis, Tennessee, and worked as a drummer, performing alongside country musician Jerry Lee Lewis. Drake’s mother, Sandra “Sandi” Graham (née Sher), is an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian who worked as an English teacher and florist. His parents met after Dennis performed at Club Bluenote in Toronto, where he first interacted with Sandra, who was in attendance. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. In his youth, Drake attended a Jewish day school, and formally celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah in a religious service.
Drake has cited several hip hop artists as influencing his rapping style, including Kanye West, Jay Z, and Lil Wayne, while also attributing various R&B artists as influential to the incorporation of the genre into his own music, including Aaliyah and Usher. Drake has also credited several dancehall artists for later influencing his Caribbean-inflected style, including Vybz Kartel, whom he has called one of his “biggest inspirations”.
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