While speaking with Billboard, Houston rapper Bun B reflects on fellow collaborator Drake, his So Far Gone 10-year anniversary, and also Drizzy being a Top 10 Lyricist — even with ghostwriters.
Additionally, Bun says Drake’s “impact [and] delivery” is A1. He adds, “A lot of people who are in the top 10 had ghostwriters as well. I want to say he’s top 10. There will be very few artists who will ever be as impactful as Drake is. Game-changing. Someone that literally has consistently increased, and there hasn’t been a decline in music from him yet. The music keeps getting better, and it’s always ahead of the curve.”
In addition, Bun debunks the claims that Drizzy is cultural appropriator, stating, “He may jump on the remix of a hot record, but he’s not trying to do musically what everyone else is doing. It’s always a different approach, but then he can also come back and do something and incorporate the New Orleans sound and not seem like he’s being a cultural appropriator. He can incorporate some Houston elements without being a cultural appropriator. It’s a beautiful way of being an artist and a fan, and being able to express both of those.”
Furthermore, on the ten year anniversary of So Far Gone, Bun says, “It was definitely a game-changer. This was a relatively new artist, but he has strong features and that obviously comes with relationships and friendships with a lot of different people. There was a clear distinction very early of where he wanted to go, and how he wanted to be seen. Most mixtape guys, they’re young to it and they don’t really understand it very well, so they’re just trying to rep their hood and come off in the way they come off.”
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