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Drake Fans Push Back Against Yasiin Bey’s ‘Pop’ Label by Sharing Rapper’s Best Tracks

Bey claimed Drizzy was "pop" and that his music was "compatible with shopping."
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Drake and Yasiin Bey‘s fans are sticking up for their respective favorites after the latter said he considered the 6 God a pop artist with music that’s compatible with shopping.

Over the weekend. fans took to social media to share their favorite tracks from each artist and compared them amid Bey’s comments, which he made during an episode of The Cutting Room Floor podcast. According to Bey’s statement, Drizzy is “pop,” comparing his music to songs that are played in places such as Target or while “shopping with an edge in certain instances.”

Those in allegiance to the Toronto megastar took to social media to prove that he is, in fact, a hip-hop artist by sharing some of his most lyrical content. Fans shared tracks such as “Lord Knows” featuring Rick Ross, “Tuscan Leather,” his 2018 Fire in the Booth freestyle, and more. 

Fand of Bey, on the other hand, shared some of his best verses on tracks such as “Ms. Fat Booty,” Westside Gunn’s “Peppas,” Kanye West’s “Two Words,” Black Star’s “Thieves In The Night,” and more.

Others even offered an explanation as to why Drake is considered a hip-hop artist. “Drake is hiphop only reason people put him in question is because he’s Canadian. Cause if he was from the Bronx they’d easily put him above everyone,” someone said, 

Another wrote, “Yasiin Bey is talking about how the commercialization of modern music is indicative of late stage capitalism and the decline of the US empire and y’all worried that he called Drake a pop star is literally proving his point.” 

Drake hasn’t responded to Bey’s take on him, but many believe his comments last year in a DM to Complex is what made Bey speak out against him. In his message, Drake wrote, “Where the baddest Instagram girls in the world review my poetry book, not the head of the Mos Def fan club… Thanks.”

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