Monday, July 5, 2010

Dear Drake, Are You a Singer or a Rapper?

Is Drake a rapper or a singer? Abrey Graham aka Drake is a hip hop artist by trade. He does both undeniably well, which may lead to why some people doubt or question Drake's role as a rapper. Is Drake the first rapper who has also pulled off the role of singer also? You can't deny that he is holding down both roles because he has radio rotation, record sales, and billboard slots to vouching for him. Drakes current album,"Thank Me Later", was released on June 15,2010. Drakes album failed to achieve the 1 million copies sold that his camp was expecting for the first week but did capture about 55% to 60% of that goal. Drake currently has four songs on Billboard Top 100 for the week of July 10th, 2010 so I think that Drake is good to go. Drake is signed to Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money Records and has all publishing rights to his music on top of getting a 2 million dollar advance and retaining 75% of music sales revenue from his label.

I hadn't paid much attention to the fact that Drake was actually singing hooks in his songs until it was brought to my attention and I dismissed the notion.After thoroughly examining songs by Drake I determined that Drake was singing the hooks and rapping!

I don't think that the average rapper was taking Drake seriously until he took over and scrambled all the radio waves in the air! Lol. Drake is very smart or he has a whole lot of smart people advising him.

In the song "Fancy" featuring T.I. and Swizz Beats, Drake states: don't do it for the man, the man never notice, do it for yourself, u the f*cking codecs!
Codecs are often designed to emphasize certain aspects of the media, or their use, to be encoded. For example, a digital video (using a DV codec) of a sports event, such as baseball or soccer, needs to encode motion well but not necessarily exact colors, while a video of an art exhibit needs to perform well encoding color and surface texture.
Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world!

 If you don't get that let me explain!(you have the power)

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