BLOG: Drake Claims to be the First Artist to Successfully Merge Rapping & Singing
Is Drizzy smoking too much these days?
The Young Money superstar was recently quoted by a Jewish website as saying that he was the first artist to gain considerable success merging rapping and singing.
There were people who incorporated melody before me,” said Drake. “But I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing.”
Really, Drake? Really?
I’m going to assume you were taken out of context when you overlooked the SCORES of emcees that have brought melody to their rhymes with various degrees of success.
Maybe the air across the pond was thin and forced your brain into some sort of oxygen-deprived stupor that made you forget about:
Bone Thugs n Harmony
Devin the Dude
And if by some slim chance, the air over there DID make you forget all of those, there’s NO way you forgot about perhaps the BIGGEST rapper/singer ever in the history of the sub-genre, Lauryn Hill!
You remember Ms. Hill, 1/3 of the Fugees, murder on the mic, but possibly best known for her HUGE smash hit, Killing Me Softly, the remake of Roberta Flack’s R&B classic, the same Lauryn Hill, that dropped a solo album that featured her rapping AND singing?
That album was nominated for 10 Grammys and won half of them, it has sold more than 8 million copies to date, and is often referred to as the perfect hip-hop album.
But you know, you did it first….successfully, that is.
So, Mr. Graham, before you go off the grid and run off at the mouth, remember this one thing: We’ve got the internet, jackass! Shit you say there will get back to us here and it CAN and WILL be verified.
*runs to look up The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill on Spotify*