Rappers on Drake's level are so accustomed to receiving endless fan love, in the form of letters, tweets, YouTube comments or whatever other method, that being showered with compliments has become as natural as breathing.
But what about the opposite type of letter? One self-described "music fan" recently penned over a thousand words, detailing exactly why he feels as though Drake should call it quits.
During a lengthy exposé, Robert Lopez writes about his background as a listener, what he looks for in a quality record and compares today's artists to that of the careers of the Beatles, Madonna and Beyoncé. Fast forward to the part about Drake, and it all comes down to one song, "For Free."
He talks about how one line in particular really irked him, particularly the version he heard which was censored for radio play, and him losing respect for Drake all comes down to the 6 God bragging about his penis size.
"Bragging is part of the history of rap, going back to rap battles as an alternative to gang wars," he writes. "Claiming your d**k was bigger, you were better in bed, you have more ladies, was part of the game. But that s**t is played out."
He then goes on to detail why Drake is in a position to truly advance music culture, but doesn't take advantage of that opportunity.
"Drake bragging about his penis size is just so average and common, I expect more in 2016," Lopez continues. "It’s time to branch out and find new ways of entertaining people through your lyrics, not relying on old stereotypes and tropes to ride the wave which will eventually crash."
He then concludes his argument by saying that the Beatles, Madonna and Beyoncé each evolved in their artistry, and that is why they are permanent icons in our music culture. He says its time for Drake to move past "telling us how big [his] d**k is."
Drake, your move.
Take a look at Lopez's passionate essay regarding the future of rap, and specifically Drake's career, in full here.
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