Billboard Can’t Be Serious… They Claim Drake Is The New Face Of Hip-Hop

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Magazine Covers, News, SMH

"Drake on the Cover of Billboard"

Drake’s new album,”Thank Me Later”, will drop June 15th and it will either make him or break him. After coming out with such a strong mix-tape, a lot of people’s expectations for this album are extremely high. With this being his very 1st album is it right for Billboard to give Drake the title as “The New Face of Hip-Hop”…

Do You Think It’s Far Fetched or Just to Soon?!??

In the face of a crumbling business, it makes sense to go after as wide an audience as you can. It’s part of Drake’s master plan to not only engage his hardcore hip-hop fan base with his natural rap skills, but also to pull in new fans who are now, thanks to shows like Bamboozle, paying attention.

While Drake’s getting co-signs from the likes of Jay-Z, sharing verses with Eminem and being romantically linked to Rihanna, it’s his wholesome, unassuming and almost average depiction of life through music that already has him touted as the next big thing; even before releasing an official album, he’d garnered two Grammy Award nominations and two Juno Awards. Drake is often mentioned in the same category as the company he now keeps.

The accolades flatter Drake, but he still feels he isn’t quite there-yet. “That’s the most flattering thing in the world but at the same time, real, legendary status can’t be dictated by the people who are still here witnessing it,” he says. “Legendary status is when the next generation comes up. The kids that are 15 right now and will be going to college in five or six years-if they say, ‘Yo, I remember when Drake came to this school. That’s one of the most legendary shows ever,’ that’s when you’re a legend. I’m young. I’m 23. This is too soon. I really want to grow and be that guy.”

While Drake has scores of supporters, he also has nonbelievers-naysayers who question his talent and criticize everything from his singing to his videos-especially the West-directed “Best I Ever Had” clip. But Drake isn’t phased by them. “When people really listen to the album, I think they’ll say, ‘There’s some really interesting songs on here, really interesting lyrics, really interesting layers,’ ” he says. “It’s very reflective, very personal, but at the same time, it’s fun. It’s about my induction into the rap game, into Hollywood, having famous people who are friends with me. It’s all very overwhelming.”

Are you convinced?!?!

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  • John J

    1st

  • ReALiSt AKA ReALeSt (BdAy WiShEs: AfRiCa MuSt WaKe Up & ThIs GeNeRaTn MuSt MaKe A ChAnGe)

    Ptolemaic writers said that Egypt was formed of the mud carried down, from Ethiopia, that Ethiopians were the first men that ever lived, the only truly autochthonous race and the first to institute the worship of the gods and the rites of sacrifice. Egypt itself was a colony of Ethiopia and the laws and script of both lands were naturally the same; but the hieroglyphic script was more widely known to the vulgar in Ethiopia than in Egypt. (Diodorus Siculus, bk. iii, ch. 3.)- FYI – DIODORUS SICULUS IS ONE THE GREATEST GREEK PHILOSOPHERS AND HE’S WHITE AND HE SAID: “This knowledge of writing was universal in Ethiopia but was confined to the priestly cla$$es alone in Egypt”. “This was because the Egyptian priesthood was Ethiopian”. The highly developed Merodic inscriptions are not found in Egypt north of the first cataract or in Nubia south of Soba. These are differences we would expect to find between a colony and a parent body. Herodotus – FYI – HERETODUS IS ALSO ONE THE GREATEST GREEK PHILOSOPHERS AND HE’S WHITE AND HE SAID: (bk. ii, p. 29) “that Meroe(IN NUBIA AKA SUDAN) was a great city and metropolis, most of its buildings were of red brick”. 800 B. C. at Napata(IN NUBIA AKA SUDAN), the buildings were of hard stone. (Meroe–Crowfoot, pp. 6, 30.)..

    The Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature says, “There is every reason to conclude that the separate colonies of priestcraft spread from Meroe into Egypt; and the primeval monuments in Ethiopia strongly confirm the native traditions, reported by Diodorus Siculus, that the worship of Zeus-Ammon originated in Meroe, also the worship of Osiris. This would render highly probable the opinion that commerce, science and art descended into Egypt from the Upper Nile. Herodotus called the Ethiopians “Wisemen occupying the Upper Nile, men of long life, whose manners and customs pertain to the Golden Age,those virtuous mortals, whose feasts and banquets are honored by Jupiter himself.” In Greek times, the Egyptians depicted Ethiopia as an ideal state.

    The Puranas, the ancient historical books of India, speak of the civilization of Ethiopia as being older than that of Egypt. These Sanskrit books mention the names of old Cushite kings that were worshipped in India and who were adopted and changed to suit the fancy of the later people of Greece and Rome.

    The Hindu Puranas speak of the Cushites going to India before they went to Egypt, proving Hindu civilization coeval with that of Chaldea and the country of the Nile. These ancients record that the Egyptians were a colony drawn out from Cusha-Dwipa and that the Palli, another colony that made the Phoenicians followed them from the land of Cush. In those primitive days, the central seat of Ethiopia was not the Meroe of our day, which is very ancient, but a kingdom that preceeded it by many ages; that was called Meru. Lenormant spoke of the first men of the ancient world as “Men of Meru.” Sanskrit writers called Indra, chief god of the Hindu, king of Meru. He was deified and became the chief representative of the supreme being. Thus was primitive India settled by colonists from Ethiopia. Early writers said there was very little difference in the color or features of the people of the two countries.

    WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE!!!

  • Mz. D

    I like Drake but I think it’s a little too soon to give him this title since he doesn’t have an album out yet. We’ll see if he deserves it June 15.

  • Kutta Mo.Fo

    I’m gonna wait ’til the album drops to determine this.

  • Maevelove

    guerilla marketing for drake, ok, whatever. he can be the face of mainstream hip-hop but real hip-hop can’t be penetrated by super promotion.

  • Somali Ninga

    Sorry but I’ve heard better rappers than Drake! He’s a phony! Ask Grand Master Flash! SMFH

  • RazeKane

    COMPARED WITH WHAT THE CURRENT FACES OF HIP HOP ARE, I’M SURE BILLBOARD WOULD LOVE TO DICTATE WHO THE NEW FACE OF HIP HOP IS WHICH BILLBOARD BELIEVES SHOULD BE DRAKE. LETS SEE IF THEIR HOPES COME TO FRUITION.

  • Lisa Hampton

    Drake symbolizes the death of hip hop period. If Drake is the best hip hop can get, it is over!

  • http://www.theinfamouslife.com miss infamous

    I liked him better when he was just doin mixtapes. Now he has become too “commercial” he is talented though have to wait to hear his album when it drops

  • OHH NOW I SEE

    SO the to b’s make the horns on his head. WOW!!! My eyes are opened. @ realist. yeah that is true. But remember what happened to the people in Egypt. They were cast out by the God of Abraham, Isaac, Noah, Moses. The only True Living God. because of all that they were doing to defile the land. you have to do more reading.

  • Nicole The Nympho Formally Powderpuff i got tickets to Drake and i'm raping that azz

    I LOVE U DRAKE U DOIN BIG THINGS CONGRATS U MAY NOT BE THE BEST BUT YOU DAMN WELL BETTER THAN GUCCI AND OTHERS KUDOS❤

  • Atlas

    Overrated at best.

  • RiotGirL

    Diagnosis: Mainstream Hip Hop is officially in a coma waiting to be resuscitated!!! Time to check underground. Who are some of the favorite underground hip hop artists right now?

  • Hip hop has been infiltrated by the jews!!!

    Hip hop is destroyed. Hip hop use to be a outlet for the black community to speak about the social and economic dispositions they faced as a community.

    Now it is about

    ” YELLOW BONES, RED BONES, BABY MOMMA’S, CANDY PAINT, AND 24 INCH RIMS”

    WTF?!?!?!

    Hip hop is absolute trash. I hate 24 inch rims, yellow bones are over rated, and the hell with baby mommas.

    Nas is one of the realist rap artist out right now and he gets little recognition, yet this bubble gum rapper half jew gets all the glory. Bullshyt!!!

  • Mrs. Rance

    With this being his very 1st album is it right for Billboard to give Drake the title as “The New Face of Hip-Hop”
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    Well yeah. He is new and he is doing big things. People may not want to admit it, but his only competition right now is Nicki Manage. Young Money seems to specialize in distinctive voices with ridiculous flow ability. I like what they are doing and country and ghetto as Baby is I’m very impressed with him right now.

  • Mrs. Rance

    gb

    There was a time in the late ’80s when LL Cool J was probably considered “the face” of hip hop, but was he better than Rakim, KRS-One, and others? Skill-wise, no, but popularity-wise, yes.
    ********************************

    LL was already well established in the game long before Rakim and KRS-One got on. And while his lyrics may be more light fare, that doesn’t make him a lesser rapper. Everybody doesn’t have to talk about the same thing.

  • chaka1

    Drake is it…

    Hip Hop has been dead for years.

    It’s now Hip Pop…

  • Moanmyname

    Idk about him being the face of hip hop but he looks like a retard. there is something about that face….ugh im not hating im just saying that he should have lost the 26 chromosome and become a full blown retard and get over it..

  • Black Men Did This To Themselves They Sold Out The Black Race Now Black Men will Loose Everything

    Black men have shamed the Black Race because black men hate their dark black skin they go to white women so they can feel white. Black men look like shameful black apes on a white skinned arm.

    Tere will never ever be a full black man as President of the United States their’s a Mixed man with a real Black Women. Black women stay true to the game they’ll always get power before a black man.

  • A Mixed Man Is President Of USA With A Black Woman On His Arms A Black Man Will Never Ever Have That Power

    Even White people won’t even adopt mixed kids they want a true African American kid or an african kid because black people have power.

    when Black on Black mix with other races they loose their power. Mexicans are smart they stay with each other and have lots of mexicans kids. Soon Mexican will take over the world and white people will soon be as*ed out.

  • Hip hop has been infiltrated by the jews!!!

    @Black Men Did This To Themselves They Sold Out The Black Race Now Black Men will Loose Everything

    “Black men have shamed the Black Race because black men hate their dark black skin they go to white women so they can feel white. Black men look like shameful black apes on a white skinned arm.

    Tere will never ever be a full black man as President of the United States their’s a Mixed man with a real Black Women. Black women stay true to the game they’ll always get power before a black man”.
    ______________________________________________

    You are an idiot. What does that mindless irrelevant drivel have to do with the state of hip hop?

    Secondly when 100 black men get married only 5 out of 100 get married to white women. That is 5 percent.

    Black women need to get their fat azzes off the couch and stop believing what the jews tell you. Jews want you to believe black men don’t want black women, and like blind sheep’s you believe it. And black women claim to be “strong and intelligent”. 70 percent of black women are delusional fools with no mind of their own. To much perm infiltrating their scalps for them to even think straight.

    Lastly Black women will rise to power quicker than a black man because THE WHITE MAN ALLOWS THIS. A black woman is not a threat to anyone, especially not a white man. Rules of society are set in place to keep black men from progressing because white men view the black man as a threat to their white supremacist cla.ss structure.

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  • tessa

    These are people too young to understand what real hip hop is. These are the wack kids that think lil’ wayne is something incredible. They’ve been misled. This is too far fetched. I’m no hater, I’m just a realist.

  • Qwerty

    We’ll see.

  • LaFiddy

    *****projectile vomits*********
    Hip Hop really is dead.

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