//. ghostwriter [a person whose job it is to write material for someone else who is the named author]
<I am not a Drake hater!> *insert; drake bashing*
Honestly, I am not a Drake hater. I think my favourite Drake album has to be NWTS. From my perspective, this is by far Drake’s best album. But lets be clear.., Drake hasn’t made a [classic] album from start to finish. I know some would consider IYRTITL a classic but according to Drake and the world it’s a mixtape so that doesn’t count..
*no, Take Care is not a classic either – sorry*
But here is my problem with Drake.
In his interview with DJ Semtex on February 18th, when asked about Quentin Miller and his creative input on IYRTITL, Drake attempted to downplay Quentin’s contribution and described it as a collaborative process in a [small space] and how although Quentin did help it was mostly his [Drakes] execution which made the tracks what they were. Hmmm… ok…
Drake also went on to recall his conversation with Boi-1da where the producer [according to Drake] described Quentin’s ideas as “good but they need[ed] work”.
I can’t be the only person who found that entire section of the interview awkward. Drake came across as the kid who got caught out for cheating but believed they still would have passed the test even if they hadn’t of cheated.
Drake tried to put clarity on the situation but personally, I don’t think this has done him any favours. At the most, he subliminally confirmed the rumors and basically said to his audience “you’re stupid if you don’t think this happens behind the scenes”.
Whether Drake wants to accept it or not the ghost-writing accusations has and will always continue to cast doubt over his rap legacy, however there is not much he can do at this point. The More Life Playlist [whatever that is] wasn’t as great as people hyped it up to be either. It’s now May and I don’t hear or see anyone talking about it. I hope Jlo got paid $500k for the ‘If you had my love’ sample as that and the Giggs ‘KMT’ song are the only songs I remember. Although I did like the Kanye feature but it’s so off key with Drake’s ad libs. It’s like his voice couldn’t carry it’s way through the song, lol! – Let me just leave it there before these Drake stans get the blog shutdown.
You can watch the interview below and decide for yourself