My Beef with Drake … and Common
My twitter profile reads, “Scholar, author, hater of Drake.” Of all the things on that profile “hater of Drake” is the one that I most commonly get hit up about. While this post won’t tell you all of the many reasons I dislike Drake, it will tell you one reason why I’m disappointed in him and Common. When the beef started people immediately hit me up asking how happy I was that Common was going at Drake. If you want to know, check out what I wrote for Ebony.com.
First things first, I am a fan of Common and I am not a fan of Drake. With that being said, with each passing day I lose more respect for Drake and Common. No, not because their beef is faker than McDonald’s hamburgers; my gripes are with the ways in which their battle has reminded me that Hip-Hop and the Black community continue to carry fragile and narrow definitions of what it means to be a man. Read More.
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