Drake criticizes Jay-Z’s art references and Kanye West’s “questionable lyrics.
“It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references,” Drake says in the article, as found on DDotOmen. “I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”
Drake also shares his thoughts on lyrics from Kanye’s most recent album,Yeezus. “There were some real questionable bars on there,” Drake says, before also mentioning Fabolous. “Like that Swag-hili line? Come on man, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.”
It seems Drake has made indirect comments about Jay Z and Kanye West in some of his raps in the past. “I’m just feelin’ like the throne is for the taking” Drake raps on “I’m On One.” “Watch me take it.” Rolling Stone points out that this line appears to be referencing Watch the Throne, an album created by Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Despite the negative feedback on Kanye West and Jay Z’s lyrics, Drak still sees them as the best.
Drake says. “But those two are gods to me.”
Drake says that, specifically, Kanye West, has greatly influenced his work. “Kanye’s the reason I’m here,” Drake says. “I love everything about that guy.”