While nearing the end of his European run of Would You Like A Tour, Drake drops a new song, “Call On Me.” On the track, he skips rapping, choosing instead to croon. Sounds like a love song.
Your move, Ice JJ Fish.
Hi my name is Drizzy aka Phonte-clone
except Drake is much more entertaining? I mean I love Phonte and all and I know Drake looked up to Phonte early in his career, but Drake stopped being a Phonte clone (inspired? probably) a while ago.
@Garian… Lol what? I mean basically you based your whole persons off of a particular artist but nah I’m not like him anymore…. OK.
To be “based” off of something doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be the exact same; there is room to make changes, slight or drastic. Look at most Hollywood movies and its source material and you can see that.
Drake evolved from his original sound from a pure sound standpoint and somewhat content-wise, like many others have and will. Jay-Z used to sound like Jaz-O (and eventually Young Chris if you believe he stole that “whisper flow” from him), Kendrick on that C4 tape sounded a lot like Wayne, Ye and all of his early inspirations, etc. Jet Life stoner Curren$y probably can’t stand “I put the burner to your head” Young Money Curren$y.
All you used to hear is “Drake has changed! We want that Room for Improvement/Comeback Season Drake back when he used to really rap.” Phonte’s true everyman perspective can’t be found in Drake’s raps unless you go back to those same days. Some Phonte shines in the current Drake’s songs every now and then (quite rarely) but not enough to the point where you describe him as a clone.
@Matchz Malone I’m surprised Drake and Phonte haven’t worked together more. Actually, I first heard of Drake through a Little Brother song “Don’t you got a man” or something like that. “Think Good Thoughts” is a dope song, still one of my favorites.
It sounds like there is strain on his voice, he may be writing or singing out of his range. I understand as an artist, you can have things you want to express but sometimes its better to give that song to someone else to do the music justice. To me, Drake’s singing connects when it is paired with a stronger vocalist and/or he’s just harmonizing
“I’m surprised Drake and Phonte haven’t worked together more”
@Stay Frosty Thanks. man that’s a sad article because it has so much truth I feel. Aww Naww is one of my favorite songs…how stupid/selfish of Kanye not to work them again. Same with Drake. To be honest, I don’t think it would’ve altered the trajectory of Drake or Kanye’s career but I do agree it would’ve changed LB’s.
I mean, Big Pooh aint gonna steal the show but Phonte sure as hell would and will still. I mean, I was kinda hoping Phonte would have a verse on Something 2 Ride 2..and that’s Royce Da 5’9″!! Royce is nice but maybe even he was more worried. I think it is why Tech N9ne doesn’t get called either. Some people just think he’s weird but he would destroy a guest spot with a more mainstream rapper. Kendrick was singing on Forbidden Fruit…singing. The fans get screwed in the end
Live vocals have a come a long way in the past few years. Still not mind-blowing, but at one point the guy was a pure studio-manufactured voice when it came to singing.
That R&B tape that was supposed to drop a few years back would be welcomed.
@Garian I wanted to hear the tape as well. I guess the flack he got for “I Get Lonely Too” put that on the back burner.
man, “i get lonely too” was fire