A lot of niggas came up off of a style that I made up
But if all I hear is me, then who should I be afraid of?
Drake’s style is heavily influenced by R&B. He includes plenty of singing and emotion in his songs (as heard in 2009’s So Far Gone). Although they may have jacked his style, he’s confident that they can’t compete with him.
It also means if competitors in the game are “coppin” a style he’s generated then he has nothing to fear. He’s supplying the style that they are “jocking” so all he’s seeing & hearing his himself basically being funneled through other artist, why would he then be worried?
A dope punchline on the surface even though if you look deeper this argument is not entirely true since it´s widely recognised that Kanye West with 808s & Heartbreaks made that style up. That album is more of singing/R&B from a rapper and deals with the same themes as Drakes album — Love, loneliness, heartbreak and being introspective on that level. Drake has also citied 808s & Heartbreaks as his biggest influence.
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