OK, so your circle of friends doesn't like him? This is all you've been able to point out.NothingFails wrote:iHypeMusic wrote:-Ewokguy15 wrote:-iHypeMusic wrote:-Spoiler:Umm... I say the Cardi B thing because one of my best friends LOVES her. He has a fondness for trashy female artists going back to the 80s (LaToya Jackson, Vanity, Khia, Lil Kim, etc...) and he actually tried to sell me on Cardi and showing me clips of her videos trying to get me to see what he enjoys. Whereas I've never heard him speak once about Drake.
I also know people again who praise the likes of RTJ, Kendrick, Gambino, Schoolboy Q, Tyler The Creator amongst others, as well as more vet rappers like Kanye and Jay-Z.... but I don't know a single Drake fan, and I have many friends who live and breathe hip hop music. He's seen as a bubblegum pop star and lightweight.
I'd liken it to Garth Brooks in the 90s... he owned that decade like no other in the US, yet I didn't know a single fan of his. I have plenty of people on my FB feed talking about the new Gorillaz and Florence albums, but the only mention I've seen of Drake was a friend who is a MJ stan who was interested in the usage of his vocals on one track, and even then he prefaced with "I don't normally listen to Drake...."
I don't know a single person in my circle nor heard anyone say they are a fan of Coldplay. The difference is I'm not going to become ignorant and knock their success and claim they are popular, 'but nobody actually loves them' because of my narrow singular experiences.
There's many popular artists anyone can say they've never heard a friend or aquantiance admit to liking, that's just because people consume different genres, different tastes, etc. Common sense.
And the Garth Brooks comparison literally makes no sense. Drake gets insane mainstream radio airplay, and is a huge crossover act. Garth's dominance was unique because it was limited to the boundaries of his genre, he never crossed over to becoming a big mainstream name outside Country radio with his music. Drake has 10-week #1 singles that dominated 4+ radio formats. Please just stop.
What you're meaning to say is -- your group of friends are moreso not likely to use his music and prefer traditional Hip-Hop. Similar to how in the 2000s Hip-Hop fans gave Nelly/50 Cent/Ja Rule/etc flack compared to the traditional 90s rappers before them. However just like them, Drake definitely has a huge fanbase that's obsessed with him and follows him frequently. Just because they aren't likely to be people you specifically would be friends with, doesn't mean they're not there.