Drake took it upon himself to make a pretty bold statement in his new interview with The Jewish Chronicle. Along with talking about his relationship with his mother and other topics, the Toronto-bred artist said the following:
“There were people who incorporated melody before me, but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing.”
Yeah. Yeah. I mean, to be fair, on a mainstream scale, dude is pretty much the only person doing this without sounding terrible on either end. But there have been a slew of artists who have done this before Drizzy, including Phonte who I personally think completely owns the whole “rapper-singer” thing. But what do you all think? [via]
Update: OK, to make my point clear, dude obviously isn’t the FIRST to do this. That’s not what I meant. I meant that he’s the most successful person doing this right now. That’s all.