Drake contains multitudes. He is, after all, a half-black,
half-Jewish Canadian child actor turned ginormously famous rapper. In
hip-hop terms, he's quite the unique snowflake. It isn't just his
biography: On record, while he isn't above indulging in typical hip-hop
braggadocio, he's more likely to rhyme about drunk-dialing his ex and
lament failed relationships with an unguarded emotionality most MCs
wouldn't dare approach. That openness has made him a polarizing figure
in the rap world. In one way, he's boldly redefining masculinity in a
genre whose views on manhood are often troglodytic. In another way, he's
just a whiny bitch.
The common slag on Aubrey Drake Graham—yes, his real first name is Aubrey—is that he's softer than a newborn deer wearing a cardigan. That's not totally fair. Sure, he's a bit sensitive, but what does that mean in the grand scheme of things? To try and put Drake in perspective, we've compiled the following chart.
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Drake is Softer Than…
Early '90s Ice Cube
A basket full of kittens
Current Ice Cube
SEE IT: Drake plays Moda Center, 1401 N Wheeler Ave., with Miguel, on Tuesday, Dec. 3. 7 pm. $49.75-$99.75. All ages.