Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

How Drake became the all-pervading master of hyper-reality rap

Simon Reynolds, The Guardian, 28 April 2016

The Canadian artist's success at spreading both his sound and self far and wide owes much to his desire to be everything to everybody – not to mention his ability to defuse the explosive content once at the core of hip-hop.

Total word count of piece: 1666


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.