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You’re Killin’ It: Drake

October 22, 2012 · Posted in editorial, You're Killin' It · 46 Comments 

Yo YKM has a twin! Like most twins, one is good while the other is a bit more mischievous. I’m sure you know which one YKM is, and I’m sure you can guess  what’s coming. You’re Killin’ It, You’re Killin’ Me’s good twin. YKI is here to save the world and point out the positive aspects of hip-hop, because believe it or not, there are a lot. Most of the time good deeds go unnoticed because they lack excitement. Nobody goes ham over another rapper donating $100,000 to charity or building a skate park for troubled youth. Nevertheless, positivity needs more shine. During the opening installment of You’re Killin’ It, we have Drake graduating high school. It might not mean much to some of us personally, but it sends a positive message to those who look up to him. We can’t hate on that. Mr. Drake, you’re killin’ it.


School is cool and everything but Drake didn’t really need his high school diploma. He’s 25 sittin’ on 25 mill’! A high school diploma doesn’t really better Drake’s chances in the world of employment. The music industry is very time consuming as it is, so adding another to-do to an already packed agenda can cause problems. And you know what they say, time is money. Most rappers in his situation would’ve just gave high school the middle finger.

 

Fortunately, Drake values education. I don’t think his high school diploma means that he’s going to bring out his Immortal Technique, or that he’s going to quit rap and pursue a study in philosophy where he will try to answer if we in fact only live once. It also doesn’t mean that he’s going to make more money because of it. Like I said, Drake doesn’t need a diploma. He did it for himself, to finish something that he started back in Canada. But most importantly, it sends a positive message to his young audience. School is important, graduate. The message can’t be any clearer in this muddy hip-hop world.

A lot of rappers make it seem like all that matters in this world is money. It’s obvious, you get money you’re successful. Nobody cares about a rapper’s transcripts. Nobody ever looks at J. Cole’s or 2 Chainz’ college transcripts. Instead we look up Gunplay’s or Gucci Mane’s arrest record. Usually, the longer the record the better. People do this because it’s not cool to be smart and that’s more of a cultural problem than a hip-hop problem. But that doesn’t mean that hip-hop should follow in line because this genre never has. Drake just took a step towards making smart cool. You can’t hate on that even if you hate the guy’s music. He isn’t the first rapper to graduate high school or the first to deliver a positive message, but he is one of the biggest to recently do so. Drake, you’re killin it.

Written by @QuezKHH, like me on facebook.

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46 Responses to “You’re Killin’ It: Drake”

  1. Rapoholic on October 22nd, 2012 11:31 am

    Respect

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  2. sampz on October 22nd, 2012 11:52 am

    Amen!

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  3. Immortal on October 22nd, 2012 12:35 pm

    Should’ve been about kendrick saving rap to start this series out.

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    AfricaRising Reply:

    @Immortal, Hahahahahaha. . . True that. . . But 4 the sake of the Drizzys fans. Well done Drizzy! ^_^

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    AfricaRising Reply:

    @AfricaRising, I meant to say 4 the sake of Drizzys fans! Oh god!

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  4. MosDef on October 22nd, 2012 1:58 pm

    I do think its good he went out of his way to graduate n respect it, but seriously an article on it??haha I’m with immortal should have done k dot on how he killed his debut n still found a way to have concept. I havnt heard a good mainstream debut in a long time. That’s killing it.

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  5. Luminous Story on October 22nd, 2012 2:17 pm

    K. Dot’s album > anything Drake’s done at this point

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    mike Reply:

    @Luminous Story, drakes album > anything you ever dine in ur life. so stop hatin

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    Luminous Story Reply:

    @mike, I’m not hating? I just feel like everyone else that Kendrick’s album should have been talked about more.. The album is more worthy to talk about than Drake graduating HS lol.

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    Bob Reply:

    @Luminous Story,
    Technically the album just came out today

    Bob Reply:

    @Luminous Story,

    Technically the album just came out today

    Marcos Reply:

    @mike, burrnnnn. Apply cold water to the affected area.

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    MosDef Reply:

    @Luminous Story, I’m with you brotha. Dudes throw out the word hate for the fuck of it lol can’t remember the last mainstream album that had good subject matter a story behind it n jus a well put together album. Those are just facts not hate

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  6. Youngin on October 22nd, 2012 3:52 pm

    I like K dot and his album is good,yes,but then the way some niggaz go on about kendrick is fucken ridiculous. Not so long ago dudes were riding J.cole’s dick saying”he’s the hip hop savior”and”oh he’s the new pac,he gives rap life”now its Kendrick,its only a matter of time before y’all start saying he’s over-rated and all that bullshit forgetting that people do change and Kendrick will change and its only a few people that will still bump his shit,the rest will be wheling out”this dude is over-rated” YKM gents relax

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    MosDef Reply:

    @Youngin, I would agree with you but IMO j Cole debut compared to k dots is not even comparable almost laughable. I usually only buy albums unless I feel they’re worth buying. Being a big fan of j Coles Friday night lights I thought his debut was below average. Slaughtergouse debut? Below average IMO as well. These are artist I like too. Everyone has there own opinion..if you feel k dot album is not worth the recognition then its cool brotha I can respect that

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    AfricaRising Reply:

    @Youngin, I dunno abou Kendricks otha fans. . . But I will never say that about K.dot!!! Lol. This guy is just to skilled to be just anotha rapper of the moment type thing! Take nothing away from J.Cole. . But thats just a fact. U know Kendrick is those artists u know wont lose it cause they actually love music. Dont get me wrong, J.Cole is great and certainly will have a prosperous career. . But 4 ME. . Theres rarely a hip hop artist who drops his debut and theres universal acclaim like this. Its rare dude and feats like this have been accomplished by Kanye, Jay, Nas, 50Cent had Maaadddd hype with his debut jus to name a few. So please just allow us to enjoy this shot in history!!! Lol.

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    Youngin Reply:

    @AfricaRising, lol yo that’s true my dawg,Kendrick is still in those humble stages hey I like that and I hope it doesn’t change because once these dude let the money take over they start rapping about shit we can’t related to cause our asses are broke and shit haha

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    AfricaRising Reply:

    @Youngin, Hahahahahahaha!!! True. We could all relate to College Dropout & Reasonable Doubt (well in a way), but when it got to WTT, we’re like wait Hov what do ya mean you’re plankin on a million?? Hahahahahahahaha!! I see your concern!

  7. Youngin on October 22nd, 2012 4:20 pm

    @MosDef, Don’t get me wrong bud I like GKMC I’ve been bumping to it ever since it leaked and in my opinion its better than Take care,thank me later and Cole world possibly combined but the shit I don’t like is the fact that niggaz go on like Kendrick has been killing this shit for decades really they should just give him some time to let him be,I don’t know if I should say,comfortable. Example J.cole put out friday night lights and people went crazy,I did too,because of the content on that mixtape and when his album dropped the lyricism and content weren’t as good as friday night lights and dare I say he might never put out a project like FNL so what I would like is for us to just wait for that step from Kendrick then we can say”ok this is the best Kendrick can do now”not that people label him as the new pac yet,its too early

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    MosDef Reply:

    @Youngin, ya I get what u saying brotha. Just so u know I’ve never thought any one those were the next saviors. Hip hop is good if u look for it but as far as mainstream Cole n k dot are the face. I agree fnl is probably that last good body of work he’ll do. All I’m saying is I can’t remember the last mainstream debut being as good as this project. It does need time to kick in I feel u, but I’m pretty sure its going to stay on deck for me a year or two from now. I’m tuff on rating shit…even if I like the artist ill say if it sucks or not lol if k dot would have just thrown a bunch of songs together for the fuck of it we’d be talking a whole different story..lol

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    no Reply:

    @Youngin,
    true, but as of right now Kendrick is the best rapper of his generation, & this album proves it.
    & yeah whenever someone compares an artist to Tupac or Biggie they usually don’t know what they’re talking bout…
    if he succeeds to make his next album at least as good as this 1, then maybe we can start putting him between the legends

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    drizz Reply:

    @no, Legend? Really?? With 2 albums?? Ya’ll JOKEs.. Menh Kendrick is fucking over-rated.. DRIZZY all day.. Bite Me..!!

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    Youngin Reply:

    @drizz, I’m sure somewhere in your mind you think Drake is the realest nigga EVER

    Rapoholic Reply:

    I agree calling Kendrick the best Rapper is too much
    He has just dropped one album
    No doubt it is Dope
    But a classic ? No,it still has some loop holes

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    @drizz,
    I mean in time fool, not right now
    he prove he has the potential of a legend, so if he keeps coming with classics & he stays true to the music then YES

    lol drake always has something to talk about because he always talks about the same…. good for him that he has a lovelife but I don’t bother to listen to his escapades song after song….

    90percent of his fanbase are lil’ girls lol not that he’s not talented but I don’t consider him a legend cuz he brought nothing new to the industry, he just capatalizes of dumb people who don’t like substance or listening to lyrics….
    proof? poetic justice is about girls cuz that’s ALL he talks about

  8. drizz on October 22nd, 2012 4:38 pm

    @MosDef, yes yhur HATING on success.. What u crave for… Take Care was “story-telling”… Drake always has sumtin 2 rap bout.. If yhu hurt 2much go get a site of your own…

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  9. Jonathan on October 22nd, 2012 4:44 pm

    The point of the article was to send out a message that education is important! Idk how y’all went on to talking about kendrick? Yeah his album is far better then anything out there right now (mainstream wise) but that’s not even the point! Give the man credit for actually taking time to get his hs diploma when he clearly doesn’t need it, it’s just saying that education is important!!!

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    drizz Reply:

    @Jonathan, now thats a comment.. The article is bout drake.. This fuckers jux come here n bring in sum1 dahz not even mentioned..

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    Lax Reply:

    @Jonathan,

    Co-sign

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    Luminous Story Reply:

    @Jonathan, People are just pointing our why K.Dot’s album should have been up before this. It’s just I want to talk to some people about the work lol. It’s just amazing.
    I feel you, education is very important. I hope it’ll help other kids but I don’t know, kids all have different reasons to drop out. Drake’s reason is completely different.. He had to drop out to become famous. Lets see him be like Emma Watson and let him go for some kind of degree.

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  10. Youngin on October 22nd, 2012 4:52 pm

    @no, Yeah but Kendrick is 25 or 26 years old hey I would love to see him withstand the test of time because we’ve seen how strong 50 cent came in the game,we saw lil wayne dominating at some point and look at snoop dogg that was with pac and them when I look at him I don’t really see a rap legend,some people will say I’m crazy for that and like I said about kendrick the test of time is upon him,I’d like him to reach that jayZ status and the same goes for wale because I think that dude is fire,people just don’t see that

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    no Reply:

    @Youngin,
    off course I’m just saying he has the potential, cuz you gotta admit this album is far better than what his ‘hiphopcolleagues’ have put out this year & actually in a while (my opinion off course)

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    drizz Reply:

    @no, keep your shitty opinion 2 Ūя̲̅ dumb self brah.. D article z bout drake.. Learn to live with d fact that a nigga real.. Not some niggaz talking bout wars, shootouts.. Life they never lived..

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    @drizz,
    you’re right congrats to Drake, it values education :)
    ps you’re right again gkmc is not about KDot’s life, he totally made it up…

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    @Youngin,
    Wale is very talented, but if he wants to become a big name in hiphop he should leave MMG, they gave him more popularity but his music is starting to fall of, they don’t have a good influence on his poetry in my opinion

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  11. Youngin on October 22nd, 2012 6:12 pm

    @no, Totally bro and there’s quite a lot of people that feel like Kendrick can be something big in the game and he just showed signs by dropping this killer album and as for wale bro,that’s a beast and people are sleeping on him

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  12. tunechi in ya bitch on October 22nd, 2012 7:11 pm

    if you look below this article you will see a post on k dot and guess what?no comment but bam!on drakes shit you see @mosdef, @youngin giving props to k dots album..dont get me wrong k dots went ham on GKMC but come on guys drake did something great here.u criticise drake for always talking about pussy but now he does something positive..all i hear is k dot

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  13. TOUCHE on October 22nd, 2012 10:58 pm

    its funny how everyone talking about j.cole and kendrick first fucking album as if ,its all that but ist not! on a drake review. but drake it pretty much better by the look of it kendrick and cole doesnt get so much comments when there shits on this site, yall fuckers dislike shit so much that yall blind to see greatness, but its all good the truth will prevails its self over time. and oh yeah dont forget about meek mill i guarantee his shit is better than kendrick and will sell more than his and you fucking sell outs.

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  14. hazad smart on October 22nd, 2012 11:40 pm

    drake valuing education thats gud of him,k dot deserves respect too & this album might go third quadruple platinum!watch outtttttttttttt…

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  15. X on October 23rd, 2012 12:32 am

    Been a long time user of this site (almost 3 years) and lately I’ve just abandoned it.

    -The news you post is now yesterdays
    -Columns like this have gone from informative to literally just rubbish
    -The amount of YMCMB dick riding makes me want to kill myself

    Killerhiphop YOU’RE KILLIN ME

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    MosDef Reply:

    @X, amen lol

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    Luminous Story Reply:

    @X, Couldn’t have said it better haha.

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    Immortal Reply:

    @X, Preach.

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    Reverbnation.com/Dmaineevent1 Reply:

    @Immortal, Fucking funny I didn’t read this last comment before I posted but apparently everybody feels this way about KHH shame it really WAS a great website.

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  16. Reverbnation.com/Dmaineevent1 on October 23rd, 2012 4:14 am

    I remember back when this website posted lyrics with the quickness had the newest song immediately. I don’t know I’ve been coming to KHH for a while now miss those days like the site missing ALL of Kendrick’s album.

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    X Reply:

    @Reverbnation.com/Dmaineevent1,

    Agreed.

    Rap Genius is where it’s at these days.

    cy@ KHH

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