G. ain’t lying to nobody but me… and you… and me… but you especially.

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Kanye West is the man responsible for influencing and shaping this open-book era of hip-hop. Despite initial negative reviews, 808’s and Heartbreak, has been revered as one of the most original and influential albums of this generation. It is that influence that is increasingly apparent throughout Drake’s masterpiece Take CareTake Care is a piece of art that is responsible for the genre or aesthetic that Drake developed and has influenced the hip-hop culture to what it is today. Drake ironically throws in Kanye’s notorious grunts while proclaiming “Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.” on Take Care. It is an ode to his competition, a realization that he is the best at what he does.  Nowhere else in hip-hop history will one find an artist who worked harder to imbue his tracks with a profound sense of emotional maturity and complexity. It is on…

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