Questlove defends Drake over criticism of “Honestly, Nevermind”.
Drake has been suffering from criticism since 2016, and much of it involves a lack of inspiration. Drizzy hasn’t necessarily pushed the envelope on his latest releases, which is why, “Honestly, Nevermind” can be as polarizing as it is. The rapper is taking inspiration from regional electronic sounds from Baltimore, South Africa and beyond.
Drizzy’s latest project has been met with some criticism, but it’s not all hate. questlove took to Twitter, where he shared his praise for “Honestly, Nevermind.” While some fans may not have any interest in repeatedly listening to the record, the record producer said the Canadian rapper’s work produced enough articulations to have lit up dance floors this summer.
“My relationship with new hip hop is mainly ‘how can this work for me and my DJ shows?’ and less about me listening as a fan. That said, this @Drake project is a gift,” he said. “People who didn’t like it, it’s because they don’t know how to move their body, man”. Perhaps this fact, of the record being a gift to DJs, also explains why the project was dedicated to the late friend of Drake, Virgil Abloh.
the latest album by Drake has 14 songs with a single participation of 21 Savage. The album includes production from Fat, 40, Black Coffee and much more. Quest wasn’t the only person who came to Drizzy’s defense. Jay Electronica also ended the criticism on Twitter, writing, “Why niggas mad at Drake? This shit is really good.”
In the midst of so much criticism, the new album by Drake became the biggest dance project in the history of Apple Music after 1hr of launch. The disc is being considered a project by Afrohouse, a specialty of Black Coffee or Dance Music, and shows Drizzy’s versatility and how he’s not afraid to take risks.
Check out the post below twitter:
My relationship to new hip hop is mostly on a “how can this serve me & my dj gigs?” & less about me listening as a fan. That said this @Drake jawn is a gift. Only people not wit the program are people who don’t move their bodies. That ain’t sexy yo 🤷🏾♂️
— Dr. Love (@questlove) June 17, 2022