I can’t believe Wheelchair Jimmy is actually going to happen. There must be other rappers that are out there that aren’t copping the same style and flow as Weezy mixed with more Weezy. Seriously. What happened to Charles Hamilton? Did he go insane and throw himself off of a bridge? Anyway, some news organizations are touting Drake’s debut as the highest-selling rap debut for an artist in history. Which is way off. Snoop Dogg sold more in his first outing, Dr. Dre went platinum, and 50 Cent released Get Rich Or Die Trying. You might remember that as the album that was absolutely everywhere in 2003.
But Drake? Really? Drake? His album was so middle-of-the-road. Nothing really shocking or impressive. Nothing incredibly gritty. Nothing that is as soulful as The Roots. Beats that aren’t more hardcore and heavy than what was on the Blakroc album. But he’s sold more than 447,000 albums.
Maybe I’m missing something, but I just don’t get the hype. There was a minor league ballgame we went to last week, where they played the beginning of every Drake song before the batters went on. And that was enough.
Congrats, Wheelchair Jimmy.