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TOPIC: Drake- A Different Artist

Drake- A Different Artist 20 Nov 2016 21:46 #11009

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Drake tweeted a new Apple commercial of him working out to Taylor Swift’s song “Bad Blood,” and it was hilarious. Drake is most recognized as a rapper, but is also an entertainer. He is definitely recognized as a successful brand, which consists of his clothing line and OVO label. I find him to be a very universal musical artist who shares his personal experiences through lyric. Before this, he was an actor on the show Degrassi, playing the very memorable Jimmy.

Throughout Drake’s music career, he has constantly received criticism for the kind of artist he is for pursuing both rapping and singing. I feel he receives this kind of criticism because he’s a male artist known for making himself vulnerable through his music. This is an effect of normalized patriarchy in society that believes men can’t express feelings or appear sensitive. It’s obvious though, Drake is not letting any disapproval affect his success. He is still releasing music that is versatile in sound, and is even channeling his acting skills in commercials for Apple Music, which he is contracted with.

If it wasn’t already obvious, Drake is one of my favorite artist. I believe he makes himself to be this very likable person who is funny, entertaining, and genuine. I think this is what other artists, and critics find threatening about him. Tonight he was at the American Music Awards and actually won Favorite Album, so it’s clear he definitely has talent.
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