Twitter was a buzz over Drake after watching him take home a record 13 billboard awards last night. I even have to admit, the scene of seeing Drake with his whole entourage on stage in a room full of people who rather listen to Miley Cyrus than Jay z was extremely fulfilling. I think I almost cried when I saw Lil Wayne throw corn chips on Drake’s all white outfit as the presenters announced that Drake broke Adele’s record for most win’s in a single night. It certainly was a great night for the Toronto born star but even better one for Hip Hop.
Lets be real. The billboard awards is a predominately white pop centric show. Hip Hop stars are rarely successful at these show because they aren’t pop stars that fit in the mold the billboards would want you to. They even announced Drake as a Superstar. This is true, but he is a Superstar rappper. There is a difference between the two. I’ll leave it to you to tell me the difference.
Anyway, back to the point of the post. Drake may be seen as a pop star to some now. Me included, but he is now and forever will be a rapper that comes from Hip Hop. That means that is win is a win for Hip Hop. That scene of him on the stage with his crew and bottles of Virginia Black was so Hip Hop I almost thought I was watching the BET awards. It was amazing and a good look for Hip Hop. Congrats Drake, even though he will probably never read this. But let me know what you guys think. Is this a win for Hip Hop? or do you think I just full of it? either is fine just let me know why. Comment below and let the kid know!