December 20th, 2014
Drake mention how Kanye & Andre 3000 change the rap game
The ‘Miss Me’ rapper says two made it possible for artists like himself to release material that didn’t fit in with the stereotypical image of rap music.
“I think Kanye deserves a lot of credit and Andre 3000 deserves a lot of credit for the shift in what you have to be a rapper and what your music has to sound like,” Drake told The Daily Beast this week.
“Those guys made it OK for melody to be introduced,” Drake explained. “They made it OK to not necessarily be the most street dude.
“For me, I started to believe more in myself when I saw those two guys. I thought, ‘I’m good at rapping , so if they just respect the talent and don’t crucify you for what your past is or who you are, then I should be OK’.”
Drake released his second studio album ‘Take Care’ to critical acclaim earlier this week.