Lupe Fiasco Might Have Taken Shots at Drake
Drake's Views is here and has been dominating the social media music talk since it's release late last night (April 28). Everyone has been throwing in their two cents regarding the project and Lupe Fiasco may have insinuated that Drizzy bit the concept of his Tetsuo and Youth album for Views.
In an interview with Zane Lowe that was aired on Beats 1's OVOSOUND Radio, Drake said that the sound and concept behind Views is based on the changing of the seasons in Toronto. "[Views] is 'winter to summer and back to winter again."
Fiasco's 2015 album had a similar feel as the sound was inspired by the four season.In XXL's review of Fiasco's album, writer Kellan Mille said, "Sonically separated by the four different seasons, Lupe has arguably released his most thematically layered and engaging album to date."
In a since-deleted tweet, Fiasco wrote, "Funny how he blew up after Lupe." The quote is paraphrased from Drake's "5 A.M. in Toronto," where the Toronto rapper spit, "I started a new race, it's funny when you think a nigga blew up after Lupe."
Lupe fans took to Twitter to call out the Canadian MC for potentially jacking the concept and Fiasco responded with memes instead of words. Check out the reactions below.
Fans have been chiming in with their thoughts on social media and the general consensus is that while Views has it's moments, it doesn't stray too far from the formula that Aubrey has leaned on since his breakthrough mixtape, So Far Gone. Featuring ambient beats, tracks dedicated to women he's had relationships with in the past, plenty of singing and the occasional flashes of brilliance, Drizzy stayed in his lane for the most part and left a lot of listeners underwhelmed.
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