Drake Can Change. He Just Doesn’t Have to—Yet.

Drake Can Change. He Just Doesn’t Have to—Yet.

Desperation breeds motivation, sometimes obstinacy, but at least one of the two. When backed against a wall, most everybody either shifts or doubles down. So of course it would be Drake, our preeminent avatar of vacillation, who—stuck between a rock and a hard place on his most recent album, Certified Lover Boy—figured a way to do both at once. Remember, he’s always flourished in the in-between. Drake’s both a rapper and a singer, the son of a Jewish Canadian mother and a Black bluesman from Memphis, a charismatic underdog and millennial rap leviathan. Take a weak point, or at least what consumers might perceive as an incongruity, morph it into its own kind of strength, and you have the Aubrey Graham playbook. He’s a technically brilliant rhymer; he’s built a …
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