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Drake Article in XXL Magazine: “Lyric Inconsistancies”

August 24, 2010 · Posted in news · 16 Comments 


XXL recently did a quick article on Drake breaking down some of his lyrics. They clearly like to highlight the exact meaning of “ironic” and mention some other lyric inconsistancies.

Seem’s a bit pedantic to me but it’s an interesting read!

They also mentioned Jay-Z’s “triple entendre” from his verse on Drizzy’s Light Up. Further explanation of this can be found in the comments (42) left by my readers in the Light Up Lyrics!

Check out the full article below courtesy of The305.

Drake - XXL Article

Let me know what you think?


16 Responses to “Drake Article in XXL Magazine: “Lyric Inconsistancies””

  1. Solomon Washington on August 24th, 2010 3:34 pm

    XXL clearly has writers that are haters.

    There are way too many Unsuccessful rap artists to pick apart their lyrics.

    Jay-z’s line was a triple entendre, you’d just have to understand more then then what the lines read as to be able to see the third.


  2. Skeptic on August 24th, 2010 6:58 pm

    I highly doubt Drake googles up facts before he writes his lyrics like the writer of this article did. Music isn’t meant to be literal, but I guess that’s why the author od this article writes hating articles instead of music…


    Skeptic Reply:

    @Skeptic, of*


  3. Alex on August 24th, 2010 8:49 pm

    I think the article is supposed to be quite tongue in cheek.

    To Solomon – how did you interpret that part then? I just assumed the three things he was talking about were the Owwww, owls and hour….


  4. iloveyoudrakeeee on August 24th, 2010 10:51 pm

    stop hating, it ain’t cute


  5. Jon Duke on August 25th, 2010 1:00 am

    I think it’s a good article… No one, and I mean NO ONE, in the rap game of 2010 has good lyrics… Drake is no exception. His lyrics don’t make sence or all talk about hoes, cars or money…. All he has is called success… which, in 2010, can not be mesured by talent… it’s mesured by business plans and money…

    Another thing, don’t you think it’s funny that as soon as you don’t like something everybody loves, you’re automatically a hater?


    Guess Reply:

    @Jon Duke, not really funny, but it is annoying. Example, Idk why, but I don’t like the way jay-z raps”… automatic hater?
    Now a days you’re not even entitled to your own opinions. I mean, if you don’t like something, you don’t like it! Unless you go on talking about how he sucks and others can do better etc etc


  6. Kevin T. on August 25th, 2010 5:51 am

    Hmm! Imma Rapper and I dont use any words of which I cant comprehend so the misuse of words is Scarce.


  7. Spipock on August 25th, 2010 1:46 pm

    Nobody said you HAVE TO love music that most people love, but you don’t HAVE TO diss either.
    Hating is all about dissing artists. That’s all.


  8. AP on August 25th, 2010 6:09 pm

    This is fucking stupid. You cant criticize an artist on how they twist their words. Thats the beauty of music–creativity. Its an art form. If you don’t like it that’s fine, but don’t single out two of the few rappers in the game that have substance worth listening to


  9. lourdes on August 26th, 2010 12:09 am

    the article it’s stupid for the following reasons:

    for the sake of rhythm not everything in songs (and poetry also) has to be 100% accurate as regards grammar, or as regards coherence, and there lies the beauty of songs and poems. They don’t have to be literal, once the author finished his work is your job to interpret it and make of it whatever you want; words can mean different things according to your view point.
    Analyzing songs the way the writer of the article did is stupid; dude, it’s music, it’s not an academic essay!


  10. Girl on August 26th, 2010 9:16 am

    I think it is ironic that a wedding planner isnt married. but this is absolutely ridiculous, are you kidding me they really picked apart his lyrics. rappers say the most foolish things. if it’s really that serious i’d like to see them pick apart “oh let’s do it”. Give me a break, stop hating on drake.


    Jon Duke Reply:


    Exactly… you said it best… “rappers say the most foolish things”

    So what? Because you a rapper, it means you have nothing intelligent to say?

    Drake’s lyrics are not better than anyone in the game today. Tupac is probably cryng from above seeing the crap we have in 2010….


  11. KosovaKid on August 27th, 2010 12:33 am

    heyyy mayneee//

    stop hatin. i mean Drake is one of the artists that say something in their records and everybody goes on him like “he shouldn’t do that or this”. mayne, drake’s game is MUSIC and BUSSINES.

    He’s dope mayne, stop hatin. the dude’s soulful, but the dude that wrote this article is a hater. I mean, who knows, maybe he didn’t get the deal Drake got.


  12. D.linkquents2010-YC on August 30th, 2010 12:53 am

    Drake’s way with words is something nobody has in today’s music industry nuff said


  13. STu on September 8th, 2010 4:27 pm

    1. it’s not ironic that she won’t marry him, but it is ironic that a wedding planner can’t handle the fast paced chaotic life that drake has. idiots.

    2. jay-z’s triple entendre is “con edison flow i’m connected to a higher power.” it has nothing to do with OWWW except rhyme. they didn’t even finish the line. vaughn and calvin FTL.


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