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Drake would’ve been deemed ‘too soft’ in the ’80s,’90s?


Lord Jamar continues to campaign for “masculinity” in hip-hop. The veteran rapper has criticized Macklemore for denouncing homophobia; he’s criticized Kanye West for wearing a “skirt,” and now Jamar has set his sights on YMCMB superstar Drake for singing.

“This hip-hop s— was made by masculine black and Latino males,” Lord Jamar said during an interview with VladTV. “This is the alpha male s—, not even the beta male, who they’re pushing at us now, your Drakes and your f—ing Kendrick Lamars and all these softer type of dudes. [Drake], he can rhyme and all that, but trust me, he wouldn’t have popped off in the ‘80s or ‘90s. Dudes would have looked at him as too soft.”

“All that falsetto singing and that type of s—?” Lord Jamar said. “Dudes would have been like, ‘What the f—?’ Even if he could sing good.”

Jamar did acknowledge that Drake can rap.

“I think he can rhyme his a– off,” Jamar added. “He got a nice singing voice and all of that, but does he represent the a

lpha males? No. Is he the type you could see on the block runnin’ some s—? No. Was he one of those dudes running around the hood and got his name ringing bells and all that s—? No.”

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