The Little Brother rapper isn’t the only one who disagrees with the recent article.
The New York Times recently published a piece crediting Drake with making singing rappers more commonplace in rap music.
Titled “Rappers Are Singers Now. Thank Drake.,” writer Jon Caramanica argues that Drake “fundamentally rewrote the rules of what it meant to be a rapper in the 2010s,” and credited the Canadian rapper’s So Far Gone mixtape as “the arrival of new path: singing as rapping, rapping as singing, singing and rapping all woven together into one holistic whole.”
Since being published, a number of people have reacted to the piece, including artists and celebrities like Phonte, R.A. the Rugged Man, and Ava DuVernay.
“The more you try to erase me, the more that I appear. (c),” Phonte wrote in response to the article on Twitter before speaking further on it in another tweet.