"Why wasn't he one of the Freshman 10? Its okay cause he's gonna be the Valedictorian."
below, a note I wrote Sept. 2008
"Aubrey DRAKE Graham aka THAT nigga."
I’m about to sound like every indie kid you’ve ever talked to. “I’ve been a fan for years now, I’ve known about him since like 2004.” Yeah, but it’s the truth. Before he was wheel-chair Jimmy on DeGrassi, before the MySpace, before the mixtapes, I knew this guy was nice on the mic. (And yeah, I was a Degrassi-head, and? lol) It was back in 2004 when DeGrassi did this little follow the actors home, meet their family and show you what they do outside the show (I think it was called DeGrassi Unscripted anywho). Typical stuff, until Aubrey showed us the notebooks full of lyrics and got on the mic. I couldn’t believe it. First, of all I thought he was gonna try to sing and then it was like what?! The light skinned Jewish-black boy with the fucked up haircut (lol, sorry but come on, dude was rocking like an afro-fade) could actually rap, and not “bitch, pop that vagina” rap, but actually some intelligent, dope stuff. He's not on some, let me throw on a fake accent to appeal to the hood or yeah I have sex twice a day during the week and five times on the weekends type ish. He’s not trying to be something he’s not, he has a unique sound, and he is just real (which is appreciated considering the market is flooded with these fake dudes who swear they too gangsta). And now like 4 years since that DeGrassi show, 3 years since he started putting his music up and 2, 3 mixtapes later he is only getting started. Then my sister and I realized something. Damn. People are gonna start riding his dick, hard. And for some reason I’m hella protective (that made me sound like a groupie hoe, lol, but not like that). Lol We know he deserves all the fame and fortune but can’t he just get famous in like Tanzania? Lol It’s hard to explain. Kinda like that dope indie band, who has a loyal and strong underground following but then goes mainstream and loses a little swag when trying to be too Hollywood( Fall Out Boy fans know what I’m talking bout). They just aren’t the same. And then you have all the fans who didn’t believe they were dope until they had a video on MTV and some fly clothes on. I just hope that doesn’t happen with Drake esp. since with his string of Wayne songs. I mean, of course, Wayne is my nigga but I hope Wayne doesn’t rub off on him TOO much(let's hope it's the other way around). We will see though. All I know is I can’t wait to go to one of his concerts and wild the flip out.
sidebar: And why are all the dopest artist Canadian? Between him and Esthero I’m ready to make another trip to the great north. lol Who's coming with me?