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However, explaining why I like Drake isn’t the purpose of this post (and playlist). This post is for people who fall into one of the three categories below.
Before you listen, please note the following disclaimer: I hear a lot of Drake-haters saying they dislike him because he sings and raps. They say things like, “Pick one” or “You can’t do both.” I’d agree with these criticisms if he didn’t do both well. But he does. And this isn’t subjective. Singing ability is certainly measurable. He has it. And lyrical ability – well, that’s also measurable. You just have to listen. As he raps in 4pm in Calabasas
(a track you can find on iTunes only):
‘Mike [Michael Jackson] never tried to rap like Pac,
Pac never tried to sing like Mike.’
Those my dad’s words to me
When I asked him how to make it in life.
Good advice, Dennis. So, I told you who this playlist is for. Now, let me quickly tell you what you’ll find on it.
Unfortunately, my all-time favorite Drake track is still unavailable on Spotify under any account. It’s called November 18th and it’s from the original So Far Gone mixtape which included 18 tracks before it was cut down to seven and re-released as an EP. Check out the track here.
Okay. I’m done. Now, go listen if you want.
As I’m sure you noticed, I didn’t even touch the recent beef with Pusha-T, who I respect and enjoy as an artist. However, this beef is in the past, and in my opinion, we’re all better for it. It wasn’t moving in a good direction. But that’s a discussion for another day. Future podcast topic maybe?
Update 12:58 PM ET, Wed March 6, 2019: On February 15, Drake released the original 18-song So Far Gone mixtape, including November 18th, the song I mentioned above, and it is now available on Spotify. So, we have added it to the playlist for your listening enjoyment.