History Music / Drake

30th Jan '17 4:34:20 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: His first hit single "Best I Ever Had", is changed from "You the fuckin' best, you the fuckin' best" to "You the, you the best" for radio play. The majority of his work is an example of this one, with "Find Your Love" and "One Dance" being exceptions.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: His first hit single "Best I Ever Had", is changed from "You the fuckin' best, you the fuckin' best" to "You the, you the best" for radio play. The majority of his work is an example of this one, with "Find Your Love" and "One Dance" being exceptions.



* FreestyleVersion: Around a quarter of the mixtape ''So Far Gone'' is freestyles, using songs by Music/JayZ ("Ignorant Shit"), Kanye West ("Say You Will"), Lykke Li ("Little Bit"), Santogold ("Unstoppable") and Peter Bjorn and John ("Let's Call It Off"). [[note]]Should also be noted that Drake's [[UnacceptableTargets controversial]] 2012 track "Jodeci Freestyle" is **not** an example of this trope, as it is over an original beat.[[/note]]
* GenreRoulette: He switches between straight up rap (combining elements of both {{alternative hip hop}} and {{pop-rap}}) and pop/R&B. One of his top hits is "Find Your Love", which has no rap at all. ''Take Care'' especially has less rap and more of an alternative R&B feel. On ''Views'', "Controlla" and "One Dance" are obviously influenced by reggae/dancehall. The leaked version of "Controlla", in fact, featured Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan.

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* FreestyleVersion: Around a quarter of the mixtape ''So Far Gone'' is freestyles, using songs by Music/JayZ ("Ignorant Shit"), Kanye West ("Say You Will"), Lykke Li ("Little Bit"), Santogold ("Unstoppable") and Peter Bjorn and John ("Let's Call It Off"). [[note]]Should also be noted that Drake's [[UnacceptableTargets controversial]] 2012 track "Jodeci Freestyle" is **not** ''not'' an example of this trope, as it is over an original beat.[[/note]]
* GenreRoulette: He switches between straight up rap (combining elements of both {{alternative hip hop}} and {{pop-rap}}) and pop/R&B. One of his top hits is "Find Your Love", which has no rap at all. ''Take Care'' especially has less rap and more of an alternative R&B feel. On ''Views'', "Controlla" and "One Dance" are obviously influenced by reggae/dancehall. The leaked version of "Controlla", in fact, featured Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan.Popcaan (who isn't on the album version).
2nd Jan '17 6:25:44 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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After making a few mixtapes, in 2008 he was discovered by Music/LilWayne. Drake's first studio album, ''Thank Me Later'', released on June 15, 2010, debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200. The album has since gone platinum. He released his second studio album, titled ''Take Care'', in November 2011.

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After making a few mixtapes, in 2008 he was discovered by Music/LilWayne. Drake's first studio album, ''Thank Me Later'', released on June 15, 2010, debuted at number-one #1 on the Billboard 200. The album has since gone platinum. He released his second studio album, titled ''Take Care'', in November 2011.
1st Jan '17 10:55:01 PM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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After making a few mixtapes, in 2008 he was discovered by Music/LilWayne. Drake's first studio album, ''Thank Me Later'', released on June 15, 2010, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album has since gone platinum. He released his second studio album, titled ''Take Care'', in November 2011.

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After making a few mixtapes, in 2008 he was discovered by Music/LilWayne. Drake's first studio album, ''Thank Me Later'', released on June 15, 2010, debuted at number one number-one on the Billboard 200. The album has since gone platinum. He released his second studio album, titled ''Take Care'', in November 2011.



His British counterpart is Music/CraigDavid who not only has a black father and white Jewish mother but is also a hit R & B singer who help popularize the UK Garage music genre during the late 1990's and early 2000's.

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His British counterpart is Music/CraigDavid Craig David who not only has a black father and white Jewish mother but is also a hit R & B R&B singer who help popularize the UK Garage music genre during the late 1990's 1990s and early 2000's.
2000s.



* BoastfulRap: "Forever", "Over" and "Headlines". Many others.

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* BoastfulRap: "Forever", "Over" "Over", and "Headlines". Many others.



** "The Motto" interpolates a line in the chorus he provided for {{Music/Lil Wayne}}'s "She Will": ''I mean maybe she won't, but then again maybe she will''.
** In ''Summer Sixteen'' he makes a reference to ''Hotline Bling'': "Then I hit them with the hotline/Chris Breezy with the dance moves/Moe G with the dance moves/Ave Boy with the dance moves".
* ClusterFBomb: Far too many to count (he IS a rapper, after all). A very glaring example (given the song) is on the remix to Music/KanyeWest's "All of the Lights" (as mentioned on RhymingWithItself below).

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** "The Motto" interpolates a line in the chorus he provided for {{Music/Lil Wayne}}'s Music/LilWayne's "She Will": ''I Will":
-->''I
mean maybe she won't, but then again maybe she will''.
will.''
** In ''Summer Sixteen'' "Summer Sixteen" he makes a reference to ''Hotline Bling'': "Then "Hotline Bling" and the infamous dance moves he performs in the music video:
-->''Then
I hit them with the hotline/Chris Breezy with the dance moves/Moe G with the dance moves/Ave Boy with the dance moves".
moves.''
* ClusterFBomb: Far too many to count (he IS ''is'' a rapper, after all). A very glaring example (given the song) is on the remix to Music/KanyeWest's "All of the Lights" (as mentioned on RhymingWithItself below).



* FlippingTheBird: In the video for "Headlines."

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* FlippingTheBird: In the video for "Headlines.""Headlines".



* HistoryRepeats: ''If You're Reading This It's Too Late'' was the first new album of 2015 to sell over 1 million copies that year. Then, ''Views'' would be the first new album of 2016 to pass the same milestone [[note]]Taylor Swift's ''1989'' and Adele's ''25'' sold over a million in 2015 and 2016 respectively before those points, but that was after they had been released very late in the previous years and sold millions more[[/note]].



* NonAppearingTitle: "Marvin's Room", "Headlines", "The Resistance" and "Wu-Tang Forever".

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Marvin's Room", "Headlines", "The Resistance" Resistance", and "Wu-Tang Forever".



** His verse on the "All Of The Lights" remix has him ending about ten lines with "motherfucker".

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** His verse on the "All Of The of the Lights" remix has him ending about ten lines with "motherfucker".



* ShoutOut : In "The Motto": ''Shout goes out to Nicko, Jay, Chubbs and shout to Gibbo.''
** In DJ Khaled's "For Free", he pays homage to Music/KendrickLamar's song "For Free? (Interlude)" (which appears on his album "To Pimp A Butterfly") with this following line: ''And like ya' boy from Compton said, you know this dick ain't free''.
* SpokenWordInMusic: The end of the album version of Headlines stands out as a excellent example.
* TakeThat: "Charged Up", "Back to Back" and "Summer Sixteen" is this to Music/MeekMill, who has accused him of hiring ghostwriters to write his own songs.

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* ShoutOut : :
**
In "The Motto": ''Shout Motto":
-->''Shout
goes out to Nicko, Jay, Chubbs and shout to Gibbo.''
** In DJ Khaled's "For Free", he pays homage to Music/KendrickLamar's song "For Free? (Interlude)" (which appears on his album "To Pimp A Butterfly") with this the following line: ''And line:
-->''And
like ya' boy from Compton said, you know this dick ain't free''.
free.''
* SpokenWordInMusic: The end of the album version of Headlines "Headlines" stands out as a excellent example.
* TakeThat: "Charged Up", "Back to Back" Back", and "Summer Sixteen" is this to Music/MeekMill, who has accused him of hiring ghostwriters to write his own songs.
4th Dec '16 8:32:25 AM vibes
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+ Music/KanyeWest, Music/LilWayne, Music/{{Usher}}]

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+ Music/KanyeWest, Music/LilWayne, Music/{{Usher}}]
Music/{{Usher}}, Music/{{Aaliyah}}]


2nd Dec '16 1:22:22 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: His first hit single "Best I Ever Had", is changed from "You the fuckin' best, you the fuckin' best" to "You the, you the best" for radio play. The majority of his work is an example of this one, with "Find Your Love" being an exception.
* BreakupSong: ''Hotline Bling'' is about him angsting about his ex not calling him on his cellphone anymore.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: His first hit single "Best I Ever Had", is changed from "You the fuckin' best, you the fuckin' best" to "You the, you the best" for radio play. The majority of his work is an example of this one, with "Find Your Love" and "One Dance" being an exception.
exceptions.
* BreakupSong: ''Hotline Bling'' "Hotline Bling" is about him angsting about his ex not calling him on his cellphone anymore.
14th Nov '16 12:52:11 PM AlternativeCola
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* SpokenWordInMusic: The end of the album version of Headlines stands out as a excellent example

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* SpokenWordInMusic: The end of the album version of Headlines stands out as a excellent exampleexample.
* TakeThat: "Charged Up", "Back to Back" and "Summer Sixteen" is this to Music/MeekMill, who has accused him of hiring ghostwriters to write his own songs.
27th Aug '16 5:41:55 AM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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* ShoutOut : In ''The Motto'' .... ''Shout goes out to Nicko, Jay, Chubbs and shout to Gibbo.''

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* ShoutOut : In ''The Motto'' .... "The Motto": ''Shout goes out to Nicko, Jay, Chubbs and shout to Gibbo.''''
** In DJ Khaled's "For Free", he pays homage to Music/KendrickLamar's song "For Free? (Interlude)" (which appears on his album "To Pimp A Butterfly") with this following line: ''And like ya' boy from Compton said, you know this dick ain't free''.
19th Aug '16 6:21:07 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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+ Music/KanyeWest, Music/LilWayne, {{Usher}}]

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+ Music/KanyeWest, Music/LilWayne, {{Usher}}]
Music/{{Usher}}]



He originally became known for playing the character Jimmy Brooks on the television series ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: The Next Generation]]'' (which, up until his guest host spot on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', he [[OldShame didn't want]] to admit).

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He originally became known for playing the character Jimmy Brooks on the television series ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: ''Series/{{Degrassi}}: The Next Generation]]'' Generation'' (which, up until his guest host spot on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', he [[OldShame didn't want]] to admit).
19th Aug '16 12:55:44 AM shamblingdead2
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He originally became known for playing the character Jimmy Brooks on the television series ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: The Next Generation]]'' (which, up until his guest host spot on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', he didn't want to admit).

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He originally became known for playing the character Jimmy Brooks on the television series ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: The Next Generation]]'' (which, up until his guest host spot on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', he [[OldShame didn't want want]] to admit).



* [[Shout-Out]]: In ''The Motto'' .... ''Shout goes out to Nicko, Jay, Chubbs and shout to Gibbo.''

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* [[Shout-Out]]: ShoutOut : In ''The Motto'' .... ''Shout goes out to Nicko, Jay, Chubbs and shout to Gibbo.''
2nd Jun '16 2:51:07 PM eatcakebydaocean
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* Shout-Out: In ''The Motto'' .... ''Shout goes out to Nicko, Jay, Chubbs and shout to Gibbo.''

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* Shout-Out: [[Shout-Out]]: In ''The Motto'' .... ''Shout goes out to Nicko, Jay, Chubbs and shout to Gibbo.''
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