Why People Love to Hate on Drake
1) Started From the “Bottom”
Drake got a lot of heat for this track, but he didn't sweat it. Despite the criticism, he wanted it to be known that he really did work hard to be where he is and "it wasn't just a fluke". However, there are some that disagree.
Those that are not very happy with Drake's choice of words have expressed their concerns and it probably sounded a lot like this:
“Drake’s from Forest Hill, Drake was that kid in Degrassi, I’m the realest motherf*cker out here. Blah blah blah…”
Bottom line is... "He didn't start from the bottom".
Who decides if your journey is legitimate enough and at what point is it socially acceptable to coin the term 'started from the bottom'?
I personally use that line every day - especially after I finish climbing the stairs.
One can argue that ‘bottom’ is relative term. Let me break it down for you even further because haters like to break things down.
Relative: considered in relation or in proportion to something else
Living in government housing, anxiously awaiting food stamps, or struggling pay check to pay check can be considered the ‘bottom’ to the middle class; heaven to the Third World where the people are oppressed, diseased, facing war, or forced into slave labour for multinational corporations.
All in all, everyone's 'bottom' is different.
2) Drake is not a rapper - Drake is a feeling
I don't care how much you can bench press at the gym or how much of a 'bad bitch' you are. Drake's music will get to you. Most can relate to his perspectives on the modern trend of short-lived relationships and the borderline extinction of values, commitment, and trust.
Some listeners praise his work while others deny him respect in the hip hop realm. Hip hop is commonly perceived to be raw, aggressive, and often degrading towards women, counter-cultured to the point where it becomes a culture in itself. People argue that this is the way it should be, but Drake doesn't exactly fit this 'criteria'.
"You could have my heart or we could share it like the last slice"
I believe "soft" is one of the most common terms used by those who love to hate on Drizzy. This is largely due to the fact that his songs and sometimes entire albums are essentially about how he feels. Lyrics about unfaithful partners, falling for the wrong type, and being lonely. His heart bleeds on the track and he lets you in. Haters make themselves at home: put their feet on the couch, leave the toilet seat up, and liquidate the assets in the fridge.
We have been programmed to associate emotional expression with weakness and vulnerability - especially amongst males. While Drake goes on about love and love lost, others are banging on their chests screaming 'M.O.B.'.
Difference is... Drake is a ‘pussy’ is an opinion. Drake is getting pussy - that's a fact.
Having. Anger. Towards. Everyone. Reaching. Success.
Drake's age essentially matches his net worth - in millions; haters are accumulating overdraft.
Drake pops bottles; haters pop their pimples.
Drake has millions of fans; haters have millions of...nothing really.
This is the shortest section of the article for a reason.
You mad tho?
The debate on what and who is 'real' hip hop is a matter of opinion at this point. Music, much like our ancestral primates, has evolved. The pre-millennium era is sadly over and some have still not come to terms with this which has hindered their ability to recognize and enjoy a good thing.
Can’t put me in a box.